Originally applying to colleges to pursue architecture, Rourk decided engineering was a better fit for him the more he did his research. Raised in Malone, New York, Rourk watched his dad, a contractor and project manager, open the door to the design/build world to him and his brothers. He watched his dad build their family’s house and worked for him on a steel installation crew, one of his first jobs.
He attended the University of Hartford and received his BS in Civil Engineering in 2017. He moved back to New York after college, working in the Albany area for four years before making the move to Connecticut in March 2021. Rourk has experience in steel and cast-in-place concrete design and has worked on large distribution warehouses during his structural engineering career.
He recently became a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut and plans to pursue his SE designation in the future. When he’s not working, Rourk enjoys various outdoor activities, going to the beach, club sports, fishing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.
Awards & Recognition
- 50 Women in the Know by Engineering Georgia Magazine – 2021
- SEAoG Young Engineer of the Year, 2020
- ACEC Georgia Future Leaders Academy, Class of 2019
- Featured speaker, NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit
- Published in SEA NYC Magazine
Rourk has an identical twin brother who is also a practicing structural engineer.