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Josh is one of the founding partners of FSE. He enjoys a truly collaborative process between architect, engineer, builder and owner where the balance of art, science, constructability and communication are key ingredients to a successful partnership. He brings 27+ years of experience in both modern new buildings and historic adaptive re-use projects that emphasize structural ingenuity. Josh has a background in both structural engineering and liberal arts that make him a life-long student of projects and people. He leads with creativity and flexibility in an effort to help find better solutions alongside employees and clients. Josh strives for technical excellence, artistic creativity, and practical application.

JOSH DORTZBACH  S.E., P.E.

PRINCIPAL

NOTABLE PROJECTS

Graduate Hotel

East Lansing, MI

Casa Morelos

Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Illinois Institute of Technology

B.S. Civil Engineering

Structural Emphasis

Wheaton College

B.A. Liberal Arts

LICENSURE

Structural Engineer (S.E.)

Illinois

Professional Engineer (P.E.)

20+ States

CONTACT

T: +1.312.376.1140 x841

E: jdortzbach@forefrontstructural.com

Josh enjoys time with his wife and four boys. Josh grew up in Kenya where he learned to appreciate cross cultural life. Although the balance can be difficult, Josh strives for a motto of “Faith/Family/Work”. He and his family are actively involved in their south side neighborhood of Chicago. In his free time, Josh enjoys mountain climbing, carpentry, sketching, urban fire pits and fine cigars.

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