2024 40 Under 40: Mary Wurst, PE, 38

Associate Principal, Alvine Engineering; Master Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 13, 2024
Courtesy: CFE Media

Wurst is an exemplary figure in the field of architectural engineering, known for her outstanding contributions as an associate principal, project manager and licensed electrical engineer. She has amassed over 15 years of experience in the industry, specializing in power distribution, architectural lighting, fire alarm and theatrical systems. Her portfolio boasts over 150 K-12 projects, showcasing her technical prowess and innovative design solutions. Notable achievements include her work on projects such as Omaha Public Schools’ Westview High School and the University of Nebraska Kearney Health Science Education Center, which have earned accolades for their complexity and excellence. Wurst’s success is thanks in part to her collaborative approach and dedication to client satisfaction. Her ability to foster strong partnerships with clients and architects has earned her the respect of industry peers, with longstanding clients praising her positive attitude and commitment to excellence. Wurst is actively involved in community outreach and education, serving as a member of the Association for Learning Environments and the Millard Public Schools STEM Academy Advisory Committee. Wurst also volunteers with the Inclusion Scholars Program and Society of Women Engineers at the University of Nebraska and in K-12 classrooms throughout the community to advance the recruitment and opportunities for women and minorities. Wurst is committed to her family and community, balancing her career with her role as a mother of three and her involvement in activities such as teaching Sunday School. She enjoys road trips all over the United States, as well as camping with her family.