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Viral Shah


Over the past 20 years, Viral Shah has played a key role in structuring a range of building types around the world – including high-rise towers, higher education, lab and research facilities, convention centers and hotels. His high level of technical expertise is complimented by a collaborative approach and attention to detail – which serves clients well in integrating the optimal structure for their most technically challenging projects. Viral began his career at Walter P. Moore – where he was a project engineer on such diverse projects as the McCormick Place Convention Center West Expansion in Chicago, technology and lab building at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Charlotte Convention Center renovations related to light rail transit integration.

While with WSP, Viral lead work around Chicago, and the world, including Lincoln Common (with Hines) and River North Tower (with AMLI) in Chicago, the center for Translational Research and Education at Loyola University, the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology in Riyadh, Michael Schumacher Tower in India and 333 North Green Office Tower (with Sterling Bay).



Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2000
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, India,1998


Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois and California

Licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia and Texas


American Society of Civil Engineers          

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

SELECTED PROJECTS (with previous employer)

345 N Morgan, Chicago, IL, 2021
448 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL 2021
333 North Green, Chicago, IL 2019
412 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 2018
1111 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 2020
Motorola HQ Expansion (schematic design), Schaumburg, Illinois 2017
Mower Gym Renovation, Ft. Stewart, Georgia 2010

North Loop Green, Minneapolis, MN 2021
Parcel ‘O’ at Lakeshore East, Chicago, IL 2021
1425 Market St (concept design), San Diego, CA 2022
Lincoln Common, Chicago, IL 2019
King Abdullah Financial District – Parcel 5.02, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2010
Dubai Towers – Doha Peer Review, Doha, Qatar 2008
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL 2012  
903 Peachtree, Atlanta, GA 2019
Triangle Square, Chicago, IL 2020
Ala Napuaa, Honolulu, HI 2020
53rd & Cornell, Chicago, IL 2018
2350 N Orchard, Chicago, IL 2019
8000 N. Lincoln, Skokie, IL 2019
221 W Hubbard, Chicago, Illinois 2016
1035 West Van Buren, Chicago, Illinois 2016
7-star Luxury Clubhouse, New Delhi, India 2014
Michael Schumacher World Tower, Gurgaon-New Delhi 2012
AMLI-River Tower, Chicago, Illinois 2012

RIU Hotel, Chicago, IL 2021
Hard Rock Hotel, Edwardsville, KS 2021  
Kansas City Convention Center - Lowes Hotel, Kansas City, MO 2019
McCormick Place HQ Hotel, Chicago, Illinois 2017
World Trade Center - Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2014
Hard Rock Hotel, Edwardsville, KS 2018
Education & Laboratory
Pedestrian Bridge at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL 2020
Center for Translational Research and Education, Maywood, Illinois, 2014 
KASCT Incubator Laboratory, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2018
Kennesaw State University - Laboratory Addition, Kennesaw, Georgia 2011

Restoration and Renovation

EY Practice Office at 155 N Wacker, Chicago, IL 2021
Screen wall at 1 N Wacker, Chicago, IL 2020
Renovations at various BMO bank facilities, Midlothian, IL, Naperville, IL and New Jersey, 2020
Kaiser Permanente – Waterpark II and III, Aurora, CO 2020
New Roof Deck at 175 W Jackson, Chicago, IL 2019
WPP Tenant Fit out at 333 N Green, Chicago, IL 2019
Convene Tenant Fit out at 333 N Green, Chicago, IL 2020
EY Wavespace at 333 N Green, Fit-out work for EY involving new glass partition framing, Chicago, IL 2020
Kohler Water Spa at Lincoln Common, Chicago, IL 2019

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