Brian McElhatten


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Brian is the managing director of the Chicago structures group and has over 25 years of experience on a wide variety of project types. He is a registered structural engineer in Illinois and a registered professional engineer in seven states.


More than twenty-five years of experience in all phases of structural design, analysis, and construction. Experience includes tall buildings, commercial, higher education, healthcare, residential, mixed-use, aviation, renovation, retail, convention center, and rail station. Brian has led and managed structural work on numerous projects in the US and internationally and works with multi-discipline design teams to deliver innovative and integrated solutions.


Chair, Chicago Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 
Member, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
Member, ASCE SEI Tall Buildings Committee
Member, ASCE SEI National Technical Program Committee for the National Structures Congress
Member, Structural Engineering Association of Illinois (SEAOI) Annual Structures Symposium Committee


B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh