James Pawlikowski Joins REX Engineering Group as Principal & Director of Engineering

REX Engineering Group is excited to announce that James (Jim) Pawlikowski has joined our firm, as the new Principal / Director of Engineering. Jim leads and oversees REX’s structural, MEP, and construction engineering services. Jim comes to REX having previously spent 24 years at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, with 10 years spent co-managing their Chicago structural engineering group. He has a significant amount of experience, leading and working on a wide variety of projects, both in the US and across the world. These projects include Burj Khalifa, Dubai – the world’s tallest building, OKO Tower, Moscow – Europe’s tallest residential building, the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, the Taylor Street Library + Apartments with mayor Rahm Emanual in Chicago, and the new Campus Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, amongst others.

Jim is a structural engineer and architect by education, having a combined architectural and structural engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This A/E background and experience has given Jim a unique insight and expertise in many components of the profession. Jim is adept in many areas of structural engineering, but also understands the importance of building relationships on project teams – this translates to a focus on collaboration with the design and construction teams, with an emphasis on servicing his clients.

Jim is passionate about his work and his profession. He is involved in many levels of the profession, participating on and belonging to several local and national professional organizations and committees, including currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI). He also is active in academia, being a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Illinois, both in their Engineering and Architecture schools. Jim currently helps teach the senior level structural engineering systems course, and recently taught a graduate level class on the design of tall buildings.

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