Stephen B. Schmitt, Jr.

Senior Associate


Stephen Schmitt, Jr. has more than ten years of experience in condition assessment, field investigation, repair and rehabilitation design, and construction period services, particularly for reinforced concrete and masonry building structures. He has developed expertise in fall protection requirements for elevated work surfaces, as well as the evaluation and analysis of facade access equipment.

Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Schmitt worked as a graduate research assistant in the Multi-Axial Full-Scale Sub-Structured Testing and Simulation (MUST-SIM) Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was named a recipient of the Roy S. Carver Graduate Fellowship in 2006.



Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Hedgerow Condominium - Chicago, IL: Assessment, repair design, and construction period services for replacement of an elevated concrete catwalk system
  • Crate & Barrel Partial Atrium Ceiling Collapse - Chicago, IL: Emergency investigation of ceiling collapse and replacement consulting
  • Addison North Wastewater Facility - Addison, IL: Condition assessment and foundation repairs of reinforced concrete settling tank
  • First International Financial Center - Mumbai, India: Condition assessment, repair development, and construction observation for concrete repairs on fourteen-story office tower
  • Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway Control Structure - Folsom, CA: Condition assessment, repair design, and construction observation for concrete repairs on dam structure
  • Union Station Pedway - Chicago, IL: Assessment and repair and shoring design for deteriorated concrete columns
  • Major Retail Chain - Multiple U.S. Locations: Assessment and repair design of bar joist roof structures
  • Market-Frankford Line - Philadelphia, PA: Field investigation, repair design, and litigation support for elevated passenger train system concrete deck retrofit


Facade Assessment

  • The Waterford - Chicago, IL: Field investigation and construction observation for concrete balcony repair project at twenty-four-story condominium
  • The Edison - Chicago, IL: Condition assessment and construction observation for masonry restoration project on vintage multiunit housing
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center - Chicago, IL: Repair design and construction observation for masonry repairs on hospital


Facade Access

  • Multiple High-Rise Buildings - Chicago, IL: Evaluation of building facade access and fall protection equipment and methods based on updated OSHA fall protection requirements; design and load testing of existing and new fall protection systems
  • Cook County Juvenile Detention Center - Chicago, IL: Evaluation and load testing of existing facade access equipment
  • Jeweler’s Building - Chicago, IL: Development of test scheme and load testing of new facade access equipment
Professional Affiliations

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)


Professional Engineer in IL


Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, 2006

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2007