Arnold (Arnie) Cohen

Arnold (Arnie) Cohen, P.E.

Vice President Chief Operating Officer 512.338.4212


Arnold A. Cohen, P.E, is a Vice President and the Director of LAN’s Transportation Business Group. In this role, Cohen is responsible for leading the group’s strategic initiatives, training and mentoring staff, and growing the firm’s client base across the United States.

Cohen brings more than 32 years of engineering experience in the design and management of a wide variety of transportation projects throughout the U.S. He is recognized for his strong technical skills, and particularly for his ability to develop creative solutions to atypical design problems. Add to this his leadership skills and a career-long commitment to learning, it’s easy to see why he has such an outstanding reputation in the industry.

Cohen joined LAN in 2012 as Director of Strategic Implementation and in a short span, he has elevated the firm’s profile nationally, growing both our alternative project delivery and conventional design resumes. With the addition of several key hires, he has managed to grow our staff and practice into one of the most highly regarded and fastest growing in the nation.  Cohen is focused on growing LAN’s national footprint and providing “womb to tomb” transportation services. From conception through construction and for any project delivery method, he has developed a team that can provide full service solutions to the industry at any point along the project timeline.

Previously, he served CP&Y, Inc., a 175-person civil engineering consulting firm, in several senior leadership roles including President and Board Director, Operations Manager and Bridge Department Manager. During his time with the firm, he directed its overall organizational development, led the operational arm of one of the largest transportation practices in Texas, developed a robust project management program focused on improved performance, and started its bridge design practice.

Cohen received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. While an undergraduate student, he was inducted into the Chi Epsilon National Honor Society and the Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society. He also graduated with a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was the recipient of the Gail H. Calmerton and Stanley M. Tasheira Scholarships.


Masters of Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park