Lucas Lorenzen, a structural engineer with TSP, Inc., has been named one of Prairie Business magazine’s “40 Under 40.” The annual list recognizes top business professionals under the age of 40 from South Dakota, North Dakota, and western Minnesota. Honorees have made significant impacts in their chosen professions and continue to help make the region a better place to work and live.

Prairie Business received nearly 1,700 nominations for 2022.

Lorenzen grew up on a family farm near Pipestone, MN, and the problem-solving opportunities that go together with farm life influenced his decision to pursue a career in engineering. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a structural engineering concentration. Lorenzen also served in the Minnesota Army National Guard from 2000 to 2009.

At TSP, Lorenzen provides leadership across the firm’s priority areas of health and wellness, education, and community/government. As a project leader, he facilitates conversations focused on cost effectiveness and high-quality design standards. He is a registered professional engineer in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Lorenzen has held volunteer roles at his church, is a member of the Harrisburg, SD Economic Development Corporation, and has been instrumental in the success of high school internship and shadowing programs at TSP. He and his wife, Kellie, live in Harrisburg, SD and have four children.