Lisa Carter Powell, P.E.
President and Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer, President and majority owner of P.E. Structural Consultants, Inc., Ms. Powell practices structural engineering design of bridges as well as buildings, with over twenty-five years of experience in research, development and design of structures. Specialty areas of practice include prestressed, post-tensioned, and segmental concrete construction, accelerated bridge construction, High Performance Concrete, and bridge aesthetic design. Her professional career includes five years of service with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Bridge Division. TxDOT design experience involved prestressed, cast-in-place and segmental concrete bridges, steel plate girder bridges, bridge class culverts, load rating and bridge layout preparation for new construction as well as widening and rehabilitation projects, as well as design of related structures such as overhead sign bridges and sound barrier walls. With P.E. Structural Consultants, Ms. Powell has served as Project Manager and Project Engineer for a multitude of Texas bridge and building projects. She is the author of several publications and has been awarded numerous honors including the 1991 ASCE T.Y. Lin Award, appointment to the University of Texas Civil Engineering Department Visiting Committee, and most recently election to the UT CAEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni.




  • 25+ years experience
  • Bridge Design Expertise
  • Bridge Aesthetic Design
  • 5 years TxDOT experience


M.S. in Structural Engineering
University of Texas at Austin, 1987

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Co-op Plan w/ Highest Honors
Certificate in Technical Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984


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