Scott H. Lawson, PE

Scott H. Lawson, PE

Board Member




University of Pittsburgh: B.S. Mechanical Engineering


Project Management | High-Rise


In December 2022, Scott retired after a long career in the AEC industry. Scott was one of the legacy members of PHY Engineers before joining forces with Bala in 2009.  As the Chief Operations Officer, Scott oversaw the operations of all of our offices and was frequently sought after for his counsel on project, technical and staff related challenges.  He also specialized in high-rise design and energy optimization for large commercial buildings. Notable projects included Comcast Center, Comcast Technology Center, FMC Tower, Urban Outfitters Headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and the W Philadelphia.  

Name an item on your bucket list.
Visiting Iceland, seeing all of the natural beauty, hiking glaciers, and staying in a glass igloo in order to better view the northern lights.

What is your favorite place?
Anywhere with an ocean view, lots of sand, and a swim-up bar.  If there is someone available to bring you cold drinks without having to leave the beach, that's a real plus!  Aruba tops the list so far.

What is your favorite sport to watch?
I grew up near Pittsburgh and got to enjoy the Steelers of the 70's and 80's.  Four Super Bowl wins in six years!  That turned me into a football fan forever.  There were a lot of great players on those teams and a few of them may have been better than my favorite; BUT, nobody lit the fuse for that defense like number 58, Jack Lambert.  Just enough of the crazy to push him over the top for me.