Richard S. Koziol



Richard Koziol has completed numerous investigations involving the evaluation of water infiltration problems in new and existing building envelopes. Since joining WJE in 1983, his experience includes roofs, plazas, foundations, masonry walls, EIFS, concrete, and window systems. Mr. Koziol has developed designs and managed construction-document preparation for repair of buildings experiencing deterioration, condensation, and/or water infiltration problems. He has also investigated roof systems for wind and hail damage. His construction administration expertise includes work on sensitive repair projects in occupied buildings that utilize a fast-track schedule.

Mr. Koziol’s field and laboratory testing background includes durability and thermal movement studies for metal roofing systems, wind uplift testing of adhered roof systems, and nondestructive moisture surveys. He has provided expert testimony in more than thirty-five cases involving various roofing, wall, and foundation waterproofing failures. Mr. Koziol has served as a consultant to architects, contractors, and owners in peer reviews of new roofing and waterproofing systems.

Mr. Koziol has authored several articles and papers on roofing systems and has provided numerous technical presentations on roofing and plaza system technology to various groups.


Building Envelope Assessment

  • Jack Russell Memorial Library - Hartford, WI
  • Kilowatt Community Center - Granite Falls, MN
  • Evergreen Farm - Kenosha, WI
  • Ewing Cultural Center - Bloomington, IL
  • Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
  • Indian Community School - Milwaukee, WI
  • World Trade Center Memorial - New York, NY


Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Learning Resource Center at Prairie State College - Chicago Heights, IL
  • Rotunda Building at University of Virginia - Charlottesville: Roof replacement
  • Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center - Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Evanston Civic Center - Evanston, IL
  • Knapp Center at University of Chicago - IL
  • Fountain Place Plaza - Dallas, TX
  • LBJ Presidential Library Plaza - Austin, TX
  • Blue Sky Data Center - Mount Prospect, IL
  • Old Cabell Hall at University of Virginia - Charlottesville
  • Grove Park Inn Resort - Asheville, NC
  • Surf Club II and III Condominiums - Matanzas Shores, FL


Roofing, Waterproofing, and Condensation

  • One Financial Plaza - St. Louis, MO
  • Hulston Hall at University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive - New York, NY
  • Prairie State College - Chicago Heights, IL
  • St. John’s Health System - Springfield, MO
  • Parkside Elementary School - Lawrenceville, IL
  • Central Middle School - Tinley Park, IL
  • Lowe’s Corporate Headquarters - Mooresville, NC
  • Hill Air Force Base, DEPMEDS Building - Ogden, UT
  • PetSmart Distribution Center - Ottawa, IL
  • Arizona Science Center - Phoenix
  • Seminole County Sheriff’s Office - Sanford, FL
  • Alvin C. York VA Medical Center - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Ocean Club Villas - Amelia Island, FL
  • Pentagon Memorial - Washington, D.C.
  • Eagleton Courthouse - St. Louis, MO
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
ASTM International
Chicago Roofing Contractors Association
Construction Specifications Institute
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants - Chicago Area Chapter, past president
National Roofing Contractors Association


Architect in FL, IL, MN, NC, and WI
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards


University of Illinois Chicago
Bachelor of Architecture, 1980