Paul Petska


There’s a lot of professional satisfaction in working with clients whose buildings are steering the future of facilities across their markets, whether it’s S&T, healthcare, or higher education. But the real achievement is how many lives will be transformed by what happens in these buildings.”

Paul Petska is the founding principal of AEI’s Chicago office. An architect by training and an AIA Chicago board member, Paul brings a perspective of unusual breadth to engineering expertise, assuring engineering quality yet maintaining the aesthetic integrity of architectural design. As a practice leader and project manager, he has project experience spanning hospitals, medical office buildings, corporate offices, data centers, academic buildings, and research facilities. He has published articles in Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Electrical System Design, and Electrical Consultant, and has been a featured Healthcare Facilities Symposium presenter.

Paul’s representative clients include: Abbott Laboratories, Panduit Corporation, Ascension Health/Columbia St. Mary’s, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern University, Case Western Reserve University, Loyola University, The University of Chicago and The University of Chicago Medical Center, University of Illinois Medical Center, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, and the University of Michigan Health System.