ABOUT

The Company

R. Scott Lewis PE, PC specializes in sign structural engineering. Since founding the company in 1991, we have made sign structures our only priority. It’s what we do.

When you focus on one thing for over twenty five years, you get good at it. Our team of engineers and associates are experts in the fields of structural analysis and design. Our portfolio includes work nationwide and showcases signs of all types.

Clients also gain the benefit of our network of highly-qualified consultants. These consultants are on call for anything from structural steel detailing to soil test borings, metallurgy and fracture mechanics, geotechnical engineering, OSHA safety compliance, expediting, surveying, shop drawings and more.

Whether in the office or in the field, the team behind your sign structure is as solid as the high quality designs we proudly deliver.

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R. Scott Lewis

PRESIDENT

R. Scott Lewis has been a licensed structural engineer for over 35 years. In the early 90’s, Scott seized the opportunity to work with one of the most well-respected structural engineers in the area, Eugene Avallone. Avallone was known as the leading sign engineer in Times Square during its two decade meteoric expansion in the 70’s and 80’s. Working with Avallone, Scott immersed himself in the design of efficient and durable structures for signage and outdoor advertising. One year later, he took over the business for the retiring Avallone, founding R. Scott Lewis PE, PC in 1991.

Scott graduated cum laude from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in engineering mechanics. He earned his MS degree in civil engineering from MIT and, most recently, his MBA from New York University. He is licensed as a professional engineer in NY, NJ, CT, MA, PA and DC and has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1975 and recently joined the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.

Sharon Yao

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

With more than 15 years experience, Sharon excels at putting the client’s vision into actionable drawings. Joining the firm in 1998, She performs all the necessary engineering calculations for variety of sign structures. Sharon’s expertise is creating 3-D structural models of projects and analyzing them, developing connection details, and producing drawings for various sign structures. Previously, Sharon taught theoretical mechanics at the Institute of Architecture and Engineering in China.

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John Swaby

DRAFTER

Originally from Jamaica, John joined R. Scott Lewis PE, PC in 2007, but has been working in the industry since the late 80’s. John’s role is to prepare the numerous drawings for each project and leverages his years of experience to design actionable, working plans for our clients. In addition to a deep knowledge of the sign industry and a fluency of zoning regulations and restrictions, John holds certifications in Construction Project Management, Construction Technology, and OSHA.

Renee Rajappa

ASSOCIATE

Renee is a structural engineer with over nine years of experience in diagnostics services including failure analysis, structural assessment/strengthening and building enclosure, and licensed in Nevada. Experienced in the design and detailing of concrete and steel buildings. Renee holds a Masters of Science degree from West Virginia University in Structural Engineering. At R. Scott Lewis PE, PC she focuses on the analysis and design of sign structures supported on steel, concrete, and wood buildings.

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