An industry-leader in high-rise structural design - Bob is sought world-wide to develop cost-efficient and buildable structures for complex buildings. Bob began his career with Skidmore Owings & Merrill and in 1983 his leadership and creativity earned him the distinction of becoming the youngest partner in SOM’s history. In 1996 Bob founded the structural engineering firm, Halvorson and Partners.
His contribution in his field earned him the John Parmer Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 from the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2016 Bob received the Gold Medal Award for the advancement of structural engineering from the Institution of Structural Engineers in London.