For the year leading up to its 60th anniversary, the Philadelphia-based engineering firm highlighted its culture in an online campaign called #UR60N.
Philadelphia, PA – Urban Engineers is proud to celebrate and recognize its 60th anniversary. The firm opened in August of 1960 with a staff of seven and has grown to a staff of 475 with 15 offices across the country. To celebrate the firm’s culture, people, partners, and projects, Urban has been running an online campaign called #UR60N – pronounced Urban 60 – that highlighted a different aspect of the firm each month building up to the anniversary this August.
“Over the past 60 years, we’ve worked hard to create an inclusive and flexible work environment for all of our employees,” said Kenneth R. Fulmer, PE, the president and CEO of Urban. “I am proud that we have maintained a ‘family’ atmosphere as our firm grew over the years. Our #UR60N campaign was a great showcase for what we value and what our vision is for the future. This week we celebrate this important landmark, and I thank everyone individually for helping us get here.”
Urban’s 50th anniversary focused on its history. In anticipation of this week’s 60th anniversary, Urban shared themed stories over the past 11 months about staff, culture, partners, and work with an eye toward where the firm is heading. Themes included career agility, diversity, resiliency in infrastructure, and work/life balance. Stories were shared using text, images, and videos on the firm’s Excellence blog and on social media. The month of November focused on how the firm gives back, with donations made to 10 separate charities as a part of the campaign. All blog posts celebrating at the firm can be viewed here.
Urban Engineers is a multidisciplinary planning, design, environmental, and construction support services consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Urban’s experts put their passion to work to improve your everyday built environment, wherever that may be. The firm provides services for facilities, ports & waterways, public transportation, railroads, airports, energy & utilities, bridges, and roadways. Urban has transitioned leadership only three times throughout the company’s history. From the start in 1960, then in 1990, and again in July of 2016. Through a strong internal mentoring process, the vision of its founders, combined with the passion of new leaders, Urban’s core values continue to carry the firm to great accomplishments.