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Robert A. Halvorson leads the structural engineering practice of Halvorson and Partners A WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Company. Bob is an industry leader in structural design – and is sought world-wide to find buildable structures for seemingly impossible structures. Over the past thirty years Bob has engineered tall and long-span buildings across the globe. His interest in building structures began with a summer job as a carpenter’s helper and continued through his formal studies at Cornell and Stanford. Bob began his career with Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), serving in their Chicago, Houston, New York and London offices. In 1983 his demonstrated leadership and creativity earned him the distinction of becoming the firm’s youngest partner. Bob left SOM and founded Halvorson and Partners in 1996. Now, the firm has offices and personnel in Chicago and Shanghai. Under Bob’s leadership the firm has design projects underway in a number of countries including India, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Korea, Vietnam and China. Bob is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK. His passion for buildings has never subsided. Today, Bob’s greatest professional joy is sharing that passion with owners, architects, and contractors to develop creative solutions for elegant structures.