The Team at L.A. Fuess Partners

Richard Ballou, P.E. | Principal

Joined L.A. Fuess Partners in 2017

Richard Ballou joined L.A. Fuess Partners in 2017 and brings over 30 years of structural engineering design experience to the firm, along with an impressive portfolio of high-rise structures that includes both office and residential buildings.

Beyond his high-rise expertise, Richard is also accomplished in a variety of other project types including parking structures, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, seismic analysis and structural diagnostics. As one of the firms newest Principals, he is a valued addition who serves as a great resource to both clients and peers when it comes to solving complex construction and structural engineering issues.

Corporate Responsibilities
  • Principal
  • Business Development
Project Responsibilities
  • Principal-in-Charge of Projects
  • Project Management
  • Consultation
Special Expertise
  • Highrise and Complex Structures
  • Office Buildings
  • Residential Buildings
  • Hotels
  • Forensic Engineering
  • University of Texas at Austin / M.S. in Engineering, Structural Emphasis
  • University of Texas at Austin / B.S. in Civil Engineering
Professional Affiliations
  • Structural Engineers Association of Texas
Civic Activities
  • Topping Out
  • “Construction Issues that Lead to Failures”, University of Texas at Austin Forensics Conference, 2017
  • “Collaboration – A Stepping Stone to Success”, University of Texas at Austin, 2016
  • “8111 Westchester – Vierendeel Truss Design – A Collaborative Solution Process,” The University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist university, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2015
  • “3700M – Dallas, Texas”, Southern Methodist University, 2013
  • “SMU Residential Commons,” Southern Methodist University, 2012