GRIVAS ♦ KRAUSE ASSOCIATES, LTD. is an established, full-service consulting Structural Engineering firm specializing in the Structural Design of low to mid-rise commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, and related structures. We provide Structural Engineering consulting services to Architects, Builders, Developers, building Owners, and Municipalities. Our education and training combined with a diverse range of practical experience qualify us to provide a wide range of services, from full construction drawings for new building structures and building additions, to industrial crane framing and foundation design, to structural investigations and remedial work.


With a 40 year history in the Structural Engineering field, Grivas♦Krause Associates has established strong relationships in the Chicagoland construction industry. We take pride in working closely with builders, contractors, and fabricators in order to produce practical and cost effective design solutions. Because of our extensive experience, we are skilled at providing construction solutions and details which avoid potential conflicts during construction. This translates into better service to the Architect and cost-saving benefits to the Owner.


As Structural Engineers, efficient designs and design drawings are our business, but it is service that makes Grivas♦Krause Associates stand out. We strive to not only provide our clients efficient, cost-effective designs, but to look out for their interests as well. This comes in the form of our ability to anticipate and avoid potential problems, whether in the building permit process, during construction, or while in use. It also means consistently conforming to project schedules with reliable construction documents.

Our goal is to provide our clients with outstanding service while producing the most efficient design for their projects. Most of our services are provided to repeat clients, which we feel is a testament to these philosophies.


As Structural Engineers, our professional responsibilities for the safety of the public are paramount. Because of this, we are committed to keeping informed of the latest news and developments in the Structural Engineering profession. Involvement in professional societies such as the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, and the American Institute of Steel Construction, keep us abreast of the most up-to-date advancements in Structural Design and Building Codes so they can be incorporated into our everyday practice.