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Walker Consultants Provides Planning Design Engineering Restoration Forensics


Leading the Industry Since 1965

Walker Consultants provides planning, design, engineering, forensics, restoration, and building envelope consulting.

We are a 100% employee-owned company that takes pride in the work that we do and the value that we provide our clients. Our culture is defined by integrity, honesty, and high standards.

We started in 1965 as structural and civil engineers and have grown to include architects, building envelope experts, forensics engineers, transportation planners, and parking consultants—all to better serve our clients with cost-effective and innovative solutions.

A Walker Consultants engineer performs a condition assessment on a parking structure

Solutions from Start to Finish

When your project is in its earliest stages, we can provide parking planning and consulting, including financial analysis. In the design phase, Walker provides building envelope design, peer reviews, and quality control checks for all types of structures. For parking structures, our industry-leading design services cover everything from architectural to structural and functional considerations.

For existing structures, Walker can support you as you maintain it. We provide assessments and investigations for all building types to assist owners in maintaining good conditions, and critical reviews and advanced analysis in the case of failures. Our experts develop cost-effective and long-lasting repair designs and asset management plans for all structures. We also assess safety, ADA, MEP, and property conditions.

Thinking beyond the structure, Walker’s specialists can help you refine the user experience with cutting-edge solutions that improve access: from curb management and multi-modal planning to parking operations reviews and technology updates. Our tailored, out-of-the-box approach to planning is built on inclusivity and stakeholder buy-in.

We are dedicated to listening to our clients and providing solutions aligned to their goals.

Sonia Surlej of Walker Consultants stands on the roof of a 54-story building and examines the progress of a roof replacement project with representatives from the manufacturer and contractor. Nearby skyscrapers and the Chicago skyline are visible in the background
Kristen Navaid of Walker Consultants performs a building envelope investigation from suspended scaffolding
Rope access survey of a building with ornate terra cotta facade
Three colleagues look at a set of drawings together in a Walker office
A Walker expert investigates the source of a leak on a colorfully painted exterior wall of a building

Walker Consultants has been consistently included in Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 design firms for more than 40 years, with a ranking of 274 in 2023.


Sustainability has long been at the heart of our work. Whether it’s designing a new structure to last for generations, restoring an old one to extend its life, or crafting plans that get people where they need to go in a more efficient manner, reducing waste is essential.

Sustainability goes beyond the final product, however. It must be considered in everything we do and everyone we work with, because we all have pivotal roles to play in enabling society to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change and foster sustainable development.

With an understanding of the need for transparent and integrated sustainablity reporting, we launched a Sustainability Team in 2021 led by a group of champions who are dedicated to the creation of a Sustainability Report.

Our scorecards track progress in the reduction of waste in each of our office locations that include the use of electronic communications instead of paper media, recycling programs, advanced technologies that replace travel demand, employee involvement within their communities, and corporate stewardship.


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