Bryan K. Rouse

Associate Principal


Since joining WJE in 1995, Bryan Rouse has performed hundreds of evaluations and investigations of distressed and deteriorated conditions in existing buildings and other structures. His projects include high-rise and low-rise buildings; historical buildings; structural steel buildings; conventionally reinforced concrete structures; timber-framed structures; stone, brick, and terra cotta exterior facades; stucco and plaster finishes; EIFS; gypsum wallboard; glass and metal curtain walls; fire- and water-damaged structures; and architectural and structural design coordination. His responsibilities have included designing repairs, developing construction documents, and providing field observation services for repair work during the construction phase. He draws on his experience with existing construction to provide enclosure consulting during design and construction of new construction projects, helping stakeholders avoid problems before the project is occupied. Mr. Rouse has also assisted several project teams in providing litigation assistance in construction-related lawsuits and mediation.


Failure/Damage Investigation

  • McCormick Place Convention Center - Chicago, IL: Building enclosure review for multiple buildings
  • University Place Hotel - Indianapolis, IN: Building envelope review
  • 65 East Goethe - Chicago, IL: Limestone cladding
  • Marshall Field's (now Macy’s) - Chicago, IL: Terra cotta and granite cladding
  • John Hancock Building - Chicago, IL: Scaffold failure
  • Post Office - Chicago, IL: Construction collapse
  • Precast Concrete Beam - Chicago, IL: Shipping accident


Historic Preservation

  • University Commons - Chicago, IL: Terra cotta restoration
  • Chicago Athletic Association - IL: Exterior masonry repairs
  • Scottish Rite Cathedral - Chicago, IL: Masonry repairs


EIFS and Stucco

  • Duneridge Condominiums - Wrightsville Beach, NC: EIFS replacement
  • The Gables Apartments - Dallas, TX: EIFS cladding review
  • Phillips Residence - Barrington, IL: Stucco installation


Building Enclosure Consulting

  • Fred and Pamela Buffet Cancer Center - Omaha, NE: Curtain wall and porcelain panel
  • HDR Corporate Headquarters - Omaha, NE: Curtain wall and brick veneer (BECx agent)
  • Kiewit Corporate Headquarters - Omaha, NE: Curtain wall and precast concrete (BECx agent)
  • Apple Store - Lexington, KY: Aluminum/glass storefront and air/water barrier design
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Global Center for Advance Interprofessional Learning - Omaha: Curtain wall, metal panel, and brick/stone masonry
  • Texas Rangers Ball Park - Arlington: Building enclosure peer review


Repair Design

  • United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel - Colorado Spring, CO: Full recladding, custom metal panel cladding, and custom curtain wall design
  • Lakeside on the Park - Chicago, IL: Brick masonry veneer repairs
  • Torgersen Hall - Blacksburg, VA: Hokie stone cladding repairs


Litigation Consulting

  • 201 North Wells - Chicago, IL: Water tank rupture
  • Post Office - Chicago, IL: Construction collapse
  • Precast Concrete Beam - Chicago, IL: Shipping accident

Architect in FL, IL, NE, TX, and WI


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies, 1994
Master of Architecture, 1996