2023 40 Under 40: Steve Torre, PE, LEED AP, 39

Principal, CMTA; BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 15, 2023

Like so many, Torre’s path through the engineering industry has been long and winding. Moving between the design and the project management side of the business has taught him that while mathematics and engineering knowledge are essential, people, relationships and leadership are what really drive the industry. As a principal at CMTA, Torre brings 18 years of experience in the commercial, education, health care, life sciences and government sectors to his role. He has worked on projects ranging from the U.S. Consulate Compound in Mumbai, India, to High Performance Corporate Headquarters and R&D facilities, net zero K-12 schools and laboratory work at the National Institutes of Health. According to his peers, Torre has seemingly endless passion and energy that radiates through to his team. Beyond his work with CMTA, he is also engaged in substantial community outreach. Along with his teammates at CMTA, he volunteers at Washington, D.C.’s Capital Area Food Bank. Torre also donates to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Giving Tree and Angel Child programs, local church initiatives that buy and deliver toys to children in need during the holiday season. In his free time, Torre enjoys ice hockey, which he has been playing since the age of five, as well as cooking, art and music. Torre is a family man first and recently put his art skills to work completing a series of canvas murals for his young daughters’ rooms.