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Thomas R. Wegener

Associate Principal

 
Experience

Since joining WJE in 1987, Thomas Wegener has worked on a variety of projects involving the investigation of distressed buildings; investigation, repair design, and rehabilitation of building exterior wall systems; analysis of existing wood, steel, and reinforced concrete structures; and design of lateral support for stone facades of historic structures. He has also worked on the development of construction documents for the repair of distressed buildings, peer review of construction documents, field observation during building construction and building repairs, field testing of windows for water leakage, and laboratory testing of materials.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Building Envelope Assessment and Repair

  • 900 North Michigan Avenue Building - Chicago, IL: Investigation, design repairs, and observation of replacement of decorative precast concrete facade elements atop sixty-six-story building
  • Whitney Museum - New York, NY: Structural design for recladding of the granite facade
  • State of Illinois Capitol Building - Springfield, IL: Condition investigation of metal- and limestone-clad dome exterior
  • One Prudential Plaza - Chicago, IL: Investigation and design repairs for 1950s limestone-clad forty-one-story office building
  • Lakeside Technology Center (formerly R. R. Donnelly Printing Plant) - Chicago, IL: Distress investigation of 1920s brick, terra cotta, limestone, and cast-iron facade
  • St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital - Chicago, IL: Distress investigation of sixteen-story exposed architectural concrete facade, design repairs, and observation of rehabilitation
  • One Meridian Plaza - Philadelphia, PA: Fire damage investigation of exterior granite cladding on high-rise office tower
  • American United Life Tower - Indianapolis, IN: Water leakage investigation of sloped skylight of thirty-eight-story office tower

 

Construction Observation

  • Harrison House and Townsend Tower - Syracuse, NY: Recladding of two twenty-story occupied brick-clad residential towers
  • Lund and Hill Apartments - Superior, WI: Structural strengthening of two six-story occupied load bearing brick masonry exterior wall buildings
  • The Chicagoan - Chicago, IL: Construction of exposed architectural concrete-framed thirty-seven-story apartment tower
Professional Affiliations

ASTM International

Registrations

Architect in IL and WI

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Architecture, Structures Option, 1987