Halvorson and Partners executive VP wins gold medal

Founding Principal of Chicago-based Halvorson and Partners, Robert Halvorson, has been named winner of The Institution of Structural Engineers’ 2016 Gold Medal.

The Institution, the world’s largest membership organization dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering, presents the award to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession of structural engineering.

Halvorson is recognized as a leader in the structural design of high-rise buildings and long-span structures. Over the last four decades he engineered more than 60 buildings of 40 stories or taller, including 111 West Wacker in Chicago.

He founded Halvorson and Partners in 1996, growing the firm to a staff of nearly seventy professionals within a decade. Under his leadership Halvorson and Partners merged with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in 2015.