Leadership Group / Steven C. Ball


Steven C. Ball, SE, LEED AP

With over 30 years as a Structural Engineer, Steven Ball offers clients a unique engineering skillset. His time at a multidiscipline engineering firm combined with several years at JAMA has provided him the uncommon perspective of the architectural, mechanical, and civil side of structural design and how collaboration among disciplines is paramount for the successful completion of complex projects. Steve’s experience spans projects across the nation, and includes expertise with airports, convention centers, sports facilities, museums, cable structures, glass structures, and high-rise buildings.

Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of Illinois (in progress)
M.S. and B.S. Structural Engineering, West Virginia University
Arctic Engineering Course, University of Alaska, Fairbanks


Structural Engineer - All 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and the District of Columbia

Author, “Vibration Analysis of Concrete Framing From Walking on Floors or Stairs”, ACI Structural Journal, awaiting publication
Author, “Steel Non-orthogonal RBS Moment Connections”, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, published by Wiley-Blackwell, November 2011
Author, “Steel Non-orthogonal RBS Moment Connections – A Case Study”, Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Meeting - Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council, 6 May 2011
Co-author, “Cyclic Testing of Steel Non-orthogonal RBS Moment Connections for LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
Modernization Program”, 79th SEAOC Convention, September 2010
Author, “Unconventional Expansion – McCormick Convention Center West Building Expansion”, Civil Engineering Magazine, cover story, April 2008
McCormick Convention Center West Expansion, Engineering News Record (ENR) cover story, 31 July 2006
Author and presenter, Wisconsin chapter of ASCE, 8 September 2006
Author and presenter, AISC and Northern Illinois Steel Erectors Association, 9 Nov 2005
Author and presenter, “Glass as a Structural Element”, UIUC Structural Engineering Seminar Series, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, online continuing education course, April 2004: https://online.engr.uiuc.edu/webcourses/CEE495/Spring2004/Lecture06/Lecture06.htm

AISC Special Achievement Award - Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, 2013
Bentley SystemsInnovation in Structural Engineering - Tom Bradley West International Terminal at LAX; Bentley’s “Be Inspired” International Competition, 2012
ACEC of Illinois Eminent Conceptor Award – Structural Systems, McCormick Convention Center West Hall Expansion, 2008
Midwest Construction Award of Merit – Public Works, McCormick Convention Center West Hall Expansion, 2007
ACECof IllinoisHonor Award – Structural Systems, McCormick Convention Center West
Hall Expansion, 2007
ASAIInformal Category Award, McCormick Place Portal (co-winner), 2006
AIA Distinguished Buildings Award, Citation of Merit, Damore Residence (co-winner), 2004
Midwest ConstructionHonorable Mention, Elm Tower Condominiums, 2002
Midwest ConstructionAward of Merit, Gladstone Factory, 2002
Midwest ConstructionAward of Merit, Albertsons Distribution Center, 2002