Profile of John Kilpatrick

John Kilpatrick
Practice Area Leader - Wind Loading | Principal

John manages our global wind engineering team as well as the firm’s technical development in this area. During his over two decades in the field, John has earned a reputation as a creative and insightful wind engineer who delivers substantial value for clients by meeting complex challenges in building design. Working closely with design teams to develop a thorough understanding of wind effects on specific sites and structures--especially high-rise buildings, stadia and flexible structures--John has developed technically sound and cost-effective solutions for projects around the world. Among other professional distinctions, John has been a recipient of the State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering Award, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

An award-winning international leader in wind engineering and complex building design


    • Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada
    • Master of Engineering Science (Structures and Fluid Mechanics), University of Western Ontario, Canada
    • Bachelor of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada

    • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Ontario
    • Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.), United Kingdom
    • Fellow, Institute of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom
    • Past Chair, United Kingdom Wind Engineering Society
    • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), United States
    • Numerous publications in technical journals

    • Building design
    • Flexible structures
    • High-rise buildings
    • Intensive design collaboration
    • Problem-solving
    • Stadia
    • Wind effects
    • Wind engineering