Robert Halvorson

Individuals, Executive Vice President | Chicago, United States

About

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…

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Robert Halvorson

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2006)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Australia 2017)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Chicago 2019)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2015)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

12 November 2015

Interview: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, & Robert Halvorson, Principal, Halvorson and Partners, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building...

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Research

21 September 2012

Development of Innovative Structures for Supertall and Unique Towers

John Viise, Yantong Zhao & Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners

As tall buildings grow to greater heights and strive to incorporate more unique forms, clarity in the development of the structural system at conceptual design...

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Research

03 March 2008

Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower and Other Tall Collaborations

Robert Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners

A number of tall buildings created through the collaboration of the practices of Lord Foster, Foster and Partners, and the author and his firm are...

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27 November 2018

10th World Congress Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting

Plans for the 2019 CTBUH 10th World Congress are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Chicago Architecture Center.

12 November 2015

Interview: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, & Robert Halvorson, Principal, Halvorson and Partners, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building...

12 November 2015

A Landmark in the Heart of the City: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi

Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, and Robert Halvorson, Executive Vice President, Halvorson and Partners, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in...

12 November 2015

2015 Awards - Session 3 Q&A

Yoram Eilon, Seinor Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Hin Kong Poon, Deputy Chief Development Officer, CapitaLand...

05 March 2008

Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower and Other Tall Collaborations

Robert Halvorson, of Halvorson and Partners, presented a number of tall buildings created through the collaboration of the practices of his firm and Lord Foster's,...

26 October 2006

Session 6 Chair and Introduction

Robert Halvorson, President, Halvorson & Partners introduces the Session 6 speaker panel consisting of Nicholas Billotti, Turner Construction; William Baker and Darren Rizza, Skidmore Owings...

26 October 2006

Q & A - Session 6

The Session 6 speaker panel consisting of Robert Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners; Nicholas Billotti, Turner Construction; William Baker and Darren Rizza, Skidmore Owings & Merrill;...

21 September 2012

Development of Innovative Structures for Supertall and Unique Towers

John Viise, Yantong Zhao & Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners

As tall buildings grow to greater heights and strive to incorporate more unique forms, clarity in the development of the structural system at conceptual design...

03 March 2008

Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower and Other Tall Collaborations

Robert Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners

A number of tall buildings created through the collaboration of the practices of Lord Foster, Foster and Partners, and the author and his firm are...

26 October 2007

Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower

Robert Halvorson & Carrie Warner, Halvorson & Partners

The Russia Tower will be Europe’s tallest building and one of the most distinctive high rises in the world. The striking 600 m (1968 ft)...