Richard D. Ballou Jr., PE, SECB


Mr. Ballou joined RLG in 2007 and brought with him a philosophy on building design, construction techniques and client service that is similar to the philosophy’s at RLG. He has a strong understanding of various building and construction types that is utilized well with innovative technical analysis and practical construction detailing and methodology. He places an emphasis on team work and clear communication with team members to help clients provide the projects that are envisioned.

He has placed a particular emphasis to understanding construction techniques and budgets with understanding the long term performance of various building types to assist clients in initial stages of projects to determine the most cost effective building types that can be utilized. He has worked throughout the United States requiring designs to meet high wind loads and severe seismic loads. He has worked on various building types including tilt-wall office buildings, high rise office buildings, hotels, high rise residential buildings, medical office buildings, mixed use projects, parking structures, schools, church facilities and senior residential communities. He also has experience utilizing BIM technology in a variety of projects.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
The University of Texas, 1982

Masters of Science in Engineering
The University of Texas, 1985




Structural Engineers Certification Board

Professional Activities:

Structural Engineer’s Association of Texas
National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
American Concrete Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Council of Engineering Companies

Notable Projects:

8111 Westchester - Dallas, TX

Preston Hollow Village, Phase I - Dallas, TX

SMU Residential Commons - Dallas, TX

Park Lane Retail Center - Dallas, TX
Winner of The Vision Award, 2008, sponsored by the American Subcontractors Association.

Hunt Corporate Headquarters - Dallas, TX
Best of Award: Office/Corporate, Design in Best of 2008 Awards by Texas Construction and Winner of the Best of the Best Award - National Award, 2008.

Award Nominee for Topping Out 2008.
Award Nominee for Outstand9ing Project 2007 by the American Subcontractors Association.
*While at prior employment.

Ritz-Carlton and Residences - Dallas, TX
Award Nominee for Topping Out 2008.

Award Nominee for Outstanding Project 2007 by the American Subcontractors Association.
*While at prior employment.

W Hotel - Dallas, TX
Winner Outstanding Project Award (Over $50 million) 2006 by the American Subcontractors Association.
Topping Out Award winning project 2006

*While at prior employment.

3700 M West Village - Dallas, TX

Park Lane Building D/F Mixed Use Retail and Parking Structure – Dallas, TX

Pizza Hut Corporate Headquarters - Plano, TX

Fortune 500 Company Corporate Campus - Plano, TX

Post Katy Trail - Dallas, TX

Pier One Corporate Headquarters - Ft. Worth, TX
Topping Out award winning project 2006

2660 at Cityplace - Dallas, TX