Established in 2005, Louis Shell Structures is an engineering firm dedicated to building collaborative relationships that elevate the resulting product. We continuously strive for safe, elegant, and cost-effective structural solutions while always respecting the unique functional and aesthetic requirements of each project.

LOUIS SHELL – Principal

Educated as both a structural engineer and architect, Louis Shell has over twenty-three years of practical experience in the fields of structural engineering and architecture. He is knowledgeable in the design and construction of a diverse range of building types and structural systems, ranging from small award-winning residential additions to multi-million dollar educational and research facilities.


KERRY O'CONNORSenior Engineer

Kerry O'Connor has over twenty years of experience in the field of structural engineering. He is knowledgeable in the use of various structural materials including wood, structural steel, reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry. He has overseen the design and construction of many commercial, educational and residential projects, consisting of both new construction as well as adaptive reuse and renovation of existing structures.

Mr. Shell has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture as well as guest critic at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Architecture and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Shell possesses a BS in Civil Engineering degree from Iowa State University and a MArch degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently licensed as a Structural Engineer in Illinois as well as Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, and Iowa.

Mr. Shell is a husband and father of three children and enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons as well as traveling with his family.


Mr. O'Connor possesses a BS in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He serves as the Treasurer of the Westmont Public Library Board as well as his local elementary school's PTO.

Mr. O'Connor is a husband and father of two children and enjoys cycling, coaching youth basketball, movies, and crossword puzzles.

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