Kelly Roberts


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Kelly is a Principal and the Managing Director of the Atlanta Structures group at Walter P Moore. Kelly leads WPM’s Sustainable Design Community of Practice for the structures group, specializing in Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment and the use of sustainable and salvaged materials. 


She has 17 years of structural design experience ranging from educational, hospitality, and healthcare facilities to high-rise office and mixed-use towers.


Kelly is a founding board member of the non-profit material reuse center, the Lifecycle Building Center of Greater Atlanta, where she currently serves as an Advisory Board member. 

She is a market leadership advisory board member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia and currently serves on the national USGBC Material and Resources Technical Advisory Group. 

She is a co-chair for the Atlanta Carbon Leadership Forum HUB, a past President of ACI Georgia, a steering committee member for the AIA Atlanta Committee on the Environment (COTE), and a member of the ACI 318 N Sustainability Committee. 

She is the founding chair of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) Sustainability Committee and an advisory council member of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Sustainability Committee’s SE 2050 task force.


Kelly is a 2021 Building Design + Construction 40 under 40 winner and the 2022 Auburn University Outstanding Young Engineer. She was also named one of the 100 Most Influential Women by Engineering Georgia, a 2017 Design Futures Council (DFC) Emerging Leader, and a 2018 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top Young Professional. 


B.S., Civil Engineering, Auburn University
M.S., Civil Engineering, Auburn University