P.E., Co-Founder/Principal

Ursula Iafrate, a co-founder, and the Managing Principal of FAE Consulting has over 20 years of experience in the planning and design of building systems. In addition to serving as a senior electrical engineer, Ursula leads the firm’s strategic and business development activities. Her expertise, gained from thousands of projects, includes MEP design & coordination, Quality Control, and client liaison. She has extensive background in both the HVAC and electrical fields, which provides a single source for client consultation and interaction. Ursula’s focus is to ensure there is a clear understanding of the client’s expectations and project requirements – the FAE secret sauce for delivering a high-quality MEP experience.  

Ursula is a registered Professional Engineer licensed in Florida, Georgia, and Connecticut. She graduated cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Her professional affiliations include NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), AIA Palm Beach, and IAEI (Association of Electrical Inspectors). Prior to FAE Consulting, she was an MEP Project Manager at Formica & Associates, Inc.

In 2011, Florida Atlantic University honored Ursula, and co-founder Mike Lansing, as co-recipients of FAU’s Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

When not at work, Ursula can be found volunteering. She served on the Florida Atlantic University Alumni Board of Directors for 6 consecutive years. Since 2012, she has been an active weekly volunteer for Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida, which helps special needs children and adults through equine assisted activities and therapy. She especially enjoys participating at Special Olympic events with her favorite student and horse. She also played a key role in bringing solar energy to the Equine Assisted Therapies’ campus through FPL, resulting in significant energy and cost savings.