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Roger Reckers, S.E., P.E. – Principal

Roger Reckers


Since joining TGRWA in 1990, Roger has been involved in a wide variety of structural analysis and design projects including new construction and renovation of existing and historic structures. His experience includes the structural analysis and design of structural steel, conventionally reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, timber, and masonry structures.

Roger is a returning lecturer at Purdue University and has been an active guest lecturer at the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign and ITT. He was a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and has served on the Civil Engineering Bowen Laboratory Advisory Council for Purdue University. Roger received the CE Alumni Achievement Award from Purdue University in 2006.

In 2022, the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois awarded Roger with the John Parmer Award for lifetime achievement in Structural Engineering.


M.S. Civil Engineering, 1973, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1971, Bradley University, Peoria, IL


Structural Engineer – Illinois
Professional Engineer – California, Illinois, New York
National Council of Examiners for Engineering

Professional Associations

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois – Past President, Board:
1999 – 2009
Structural Engineers Foundations:
2010 – 2015
Purdue University Bowen Laboratory Advisory Council:
2012 – 2017
Lecturer at Purdue University:
2015 – Present
Guest Lecturer at Purdue University, University of Illinois, ITT:
2000 – 2017
CE Alumni Achievement Award, Purdue University:

Professional History

  • Tylk Gustafson Reckers Wilson Andrews, LLC – Chicago, IL:
    2000 – Present
  • Tylk, Gustafson and Associates, Inc. – Chicago, IL:
    1990 – 2000
  • Gavlin & Reckers Structural Engineers – Chicago, IL:
    1983 – 1990
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – Chicago, IL:
    1978 – 1983
  • Macdonald Engineering Company – Chicago, IL:
    1976 – 1978
  • Bechtel Power Corporation – Los Angeles, CA:
    1973 – 1976

Representative Projects