Klaus Perkins receives Professional Achievement Award

Klaus Perkins, PE, SE, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, has been honored with a 2022 Professional Achievement Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s William States Lee College of Engineering.

This award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to their career field through professional advancement and industry leadership.

Klaus leads the structural engineering department in our Raleigh office. His leadership style emphasizes collaboration and support, enabling his team to operate at a high level. With more than 28 years of experience, 15 with Clark Nexsen, Klaus has designed structural systems for a broad range of projects, including student housing, commercial buildings, corporate laboratories, military facilities, and pedestrian bridges. He has worked on many significant projects, such as Fitts-Woolard Hall at NC State, Brandon Avenue Student Housing at UVA, and the Fort Fisher Visitor’s Center.

Klaus is also a certified Structures Specialist with North Carolina Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 8. Responsible for assessing immediate and ongoing structural instabilities in the interest of rescuing trapped victims and protecting rescue personnel, he was deployed to Laurinburg, NC following Hurricane Florence in 2018 and to Puerto Rico following the magnitude 6.4 earthquake in 2020. Active in the educational community, Klaus likes to share what it means to be a structural engineer and has been a speaker at NC State Capstone, UNC Charlotte, Duke University, and Wake Tech Community College.

The William States Lee College of Engineering created the Professional Achievement Award to recognize those who have made significant contributions to their career field and whose leadership in their profession brings incredible recognition and honor to the College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This year’s recipients were honored at the annual alumni award dinner at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus.