Christine M. Freisinger

Associate Principal


Since joining WJE, Christine Freisinger has been involved in the investigation, evaluation and repair of a variety of structures, including stadiums, warehouses, parking garages, low-rise buildings, and high-rise buildings. Her projects have included documentation of the condition of existing structures, evaluation of structures under a variety of design and proposed loading conditions, and development of repair drawings. Ms. Freisinger’s structural investigations have involved steel, timber, concrete and masonry structures. She has significant experience with structural analysis computer software programs.

While attending the University of Minnesota, Ms. Freisinger completed her master’s thesis on the load rating and load testing of horizontally curved composite steel girder bridges. She designed and completed a truck load test on an in-service bridge in Duluth, Minnesota, to research the load ratings of horizontally curved bridges according to AASHTO.


Failure/Damage Investigations

  • Aquascape Roof Collapse - Saint Charles, IL: Investigation of built-up tapered steel girders supporting a green roof
  • Cora Texas Sugar Warehouse - Cora, TX: Investigation of warehouse collapse associated with Hurricane Gustav
  • Weyerhaeuser Warehouse Roof Collapse - Bowling Green, KY: Investigation of bottom- flange bracing of continuous steel girders
  • Continental Refrigerated Services - University Park, IL: Investigation of storage rack failure


Stadium and Arenas

  • Aloha Stadium - Honolulu, HI: Investigation of steel stadium for wind and seismic loads; Investigation of steel stadium for replacement of concourse decks
  • Aloha Stadium - Honolulu, HI: Structural repair of curved pedestrian bridges
  • Arizona Cardinals Stadium - Phoenix, AZ: Investigation of reinforcing steel quantities in construction of stadium


Repair and Rehabilitation

  • Aon Center - Chicago, IL: Design of interior stairs and miscellaneous steel supports for a tenant build-out for several adjacent floors
  • CNA Center - Chicago, IL: Repair and coating of roof framing to support house rig
  • Lakeview Presbyterian Church - Chicago, IL: Strengthening and repair of timber trusses
  • Prudential Plaza - Chicago, IL: Investigation of roof framing for new roof deck
  • Prudential Plaza - Chicago, IL: Investigation of lobby framing for lobby renovation project, including a signature canopy


Structural Analysis

  • Duke University - Durham, NC: Investigation of Guastavino vaulted ceiling system supported on stone ribs
  • NBC Tower - Chicago, IL: Analysis of post-tensioned roof framing for house rig replacement
  • Art Institute of Chicago - IL: Structural peer review for new museum wing
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson Library - IL: Investigation of existing steel framing


Historic Preservation

  • Gateway Arch - St. Louis, MO: Investigation of corrosion on stainless steel panels
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)


Professional Engineer in IL
Structural Engineer in IL


Illinois Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, 2002

University of Minnesota
Master of Science, Structural Engineering, 2004