John Viise

Chicago Chapter Member

DeSimone Consulting Engineering, Managing Principal | Chicago, United States


John Viise has been providing structural services for high-rise and special-use structures throughout the world for the past 28+years. Prior to joining DeSimone as a Managing Principal in Chicago, John was an Associate Principal with Thornton Tomasetti (TT) 4+ years, an Associate Principal with Halvorson and Partners 9+ years and an Associate with Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) in Chicago and London for 13+ years. Select design experience of Mr. Viise at SOM includes, Burj Khalifa in Dubai (828 m), Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago (415 m), the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou (310 m) and the Hong Kong Convention Center. Specifically at H+P, John led design efforts on the CTBUH award winning World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (380 m), the proposed super-tall One Dubai Tower (800+ m), and a number of towers throughout China including the Samsung Headquarters Tower under construction in…

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John Viise

CTBUH Designated Expert


Chicago Chapter, Board Member (2023 – Present)