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HALVORSON AND PARTNERS, a WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Company, is sought by clients worldwide for projects requiring a high level of structural engineering expertise and collaboration.  Offering comprehensive structural design services, we bring special expertise to projects requiring a unique vision – such as skyscrapers, long span structures and projects on challenging sites.

The firm was founded in Chicago in 1996 by Robert Halvorson, former director of structural engineering at Skidmore Owings & Merrill.   Under his leadership, along with James Swanson and Gregory Lakota, the group has developed a worldwide practice and designed hundreds of projects around the world – including the United States, China, Russia, Korea, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and more.

Loyola Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Chicago

Joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

In 2015 our highly experienced structural engineering group joined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff - one of the world's leading engineering consulting firms.  To learn more about WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, please click here.

As part of this global network, our Chicago office continues to deliver the same collaborative, structural engineering service we always have – now with added benefit of expanded reach and expertise from our colleagues and offices worldwide.  Additionally, a new WSP| Parsons Brinckerhoff building services group shares our office space and is growing under the leadership of Brett Kelley. The group provides MEP engineering services, and specialty services including high performance design by Built Ecology, building technology services, architectural lighting, building enclosures, commissioning, and more.

While our name has changed and our services have expanded, the core of our team and our philosophy remains.  We are committed to open and creative collaboration, working closely with our colleagues to understand the issues, explore the possibilities, and optimize the solutions. Our high standards for service, creativity, technical excellence, and efficiency continue to reflect in our work.  We remain committed to engineering excellence through collaboration – maintaining our ongoing relationships with architects, owners, and developers worldwide by engineering for their needs.