Alan E. Hipps

Associate III


Alan Hipps joined WJE in 2018, and his experience includes new building design and renovation projects for parking structures, and mixed-use, academic, residential, and institutional buildings. His projects have included construction and LEED documentation, construction administration and various code studies, and condition evaluations. Mr. Hipps is familiar with various construction materials, including masonry (terra cotta, stone, brick, concrete masonry units), concrete (reinforced, precast, post-tensioned), structural steel, wood, traffic-bearing membranes, waterproofing, insulated metal panels, and sealants. Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Hipps spent nearly nine years working on various new and renovation projects for an architectural design firm.




  • Van Aken District - Building C1-2 - Shaker Heights, OH: Design, construction documents, and construction administration for new office over retail building *
  • Mandel Day School - Beachwood, OH: Design and construction documents for interior renovation and new entry construction *
  • Shaw JCC of Akron - Akron, OH: Design, construction documents, and construction administration for the removal and reconstruction of indoor pool building and renovation of locker room facilities *


Parking Structures

  • Crocker Park Parking Garage F-H, K - Westlake, OH: Design, construction documents and construction administration for four precast parking structures totaling more than 4,000 structured parking spaces *
  • Centric Parking Garage - Cleveland, OH: Design and construction documents for precast parking structure *


Code Consulting

  • Lubrizol Drum Storage Assessment - Wickliffe, OH: Facility assessment for chemical drum storage building location, size, separation, and suppression requirements *
  • Van Aken District - Parking Garage C - Shaker Heights, OH: Egress study and open air assessment for cast in place parking garage design *


Facade Assessment

  • 1240 Huron - Cleveland, OH: Masonry Facade and glazing assessment
  • Cleveland Zoo Rainforest - OH: Facility assessment of roof, skylights, interior waterproofing, and geodesic dome



  • Ohio State University, Mason Hall - Columbus: Construction documents, construction administration, and LEED documentation for interior renovation of business college library achieving LEED ID+C Silver certification *
  • Fuchs Mizrachi School- Beachwood, OH: LEED requirement documentation and reporting for new private school seeking LEED Gold certification *


Repair and Rehabilitation

  • Schofield Building - Cleveland, OH: Design and construction documents for Interior renovation of historic building into new hotel; coordination of historic terracotta facade restoration * 
  • Orange Village Service Center - Orange Village, OH: Design and construction documents for the conversion of an abandoned church into support offices and employee locker room * 


Water/Air Leakage Assessment

  • Gwinn Estates - Bratenahl, OH: Water leakage investigation of historic mansion on Lake Erie
  • Erie Armory - Erie, PA: Investigation and assessment of copper gutter water leak on historic Erie Armory Building
  • Senior Suites at St. Clair Commons  - St. Clairsville, OH: Exterior building envelope assessment and roof review
  • Cuyahoga County Justice Center - Cleveland, OH: Water leakage investigation of atrium skylight

* Indicates with previous firm


LEED Accredited Professional


Kent State University
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 2008
Master of Science, Architecture, 2009