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Matthew E. Novesky

Associate Principal

 
Experience

Since joining WJE in 2000, Matthew Novesky has been involved in numerous assignments related to the inspection, investigation, and repair of distressed conditions in existing buildings. He has performed evaluations of brick, terra cotta, stone masonry, concrete, and glass facades. He has conducted numerous conditions surveys and prepared documents for the repair of both contemporary and historic landmark buildings and structures. Mr. Novesky is a senior member of the WJE Difficult Access Team, which utilizes industrial rope access techniques to perform inspections, evaluations, and investigations.

Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Novesky worked with Kellermeyer, Godfryt, Hart (KGH), an architecture and engineering firm specializing in facade evaluation and repairs. While with this firm, he was responsible for construction observation and documentation as well as preparation of repair drawings.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Cathodic Protection

  • Marshall Field's State Street Building - Chicago, IL: Design and installation of a cathodic protection system on twenty-three terra cotta clad columns

 

Difficult Access

  • AT&T/USG Building - Chicago, IL: Facade inspection of granite-clad facade
  • The Book Cadillac Hotel - Detroit, MI: Facade evaluation of a historic terra cotta, limestone, and brick masonry facade
  • Chicago Tribune Building - Chicago, IL: Facade inspection of a historic limestone facade

 

Field Inspection

  • Mallers Building (5 South Wabash) - Chicago, IL: Condition and explosion damage assessment
  • Navy Pier - Chicago, IL: Collapse assessment of precast double-tee parking deck
  • 65 East Goethe - Chicago, IL: Condition assessment and leakage investigation
  • 900/910 North Lake Shore Drive - Chicago, IL: Condition assessment

 

Historic Preservation

  • Chicago Symphony Center - Chicago, IL: 1900s masonry theatre
  • Kentucky State Capital - Frankfort, KY: Limestone office building
  • Marquette Building - Chicago, IL: 1890s terra cotta skyscraper
  • Page Brothers Building - Chicago, IL: 1880s cast iron office building

 

Masonry and Terra Cotta Evaluation and Repair

  • 11 South LaSalle - Chicago, IL
  • 35 East Wacker - Chicago, IL
  • 219 East Lake Shore Drive - Chicago, IL: Reconstruction and repair of terra cotta cornice
  • Chicago Tribune Building - Chicago, IL
Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)

Registrations

Architect in IL

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1998
Master of Architecture, Structures Option, 2000