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.


  • University of Texas at Austin / M.S. in Engineering, Structural Emphasis
  • University of Texas at Austin / B.S. in Civil Engineering