Mike Folkening, P.E., PTOE,
LEED Green Associate

Director of Urban Design and Traffic

Mike is Director of Civiltech’s Urban Design and Traffic department. His experience includes the design of roadways, streetscapes, on-street bicycle facilities, multi-use paths and trails, and other recreational facilities. He specializes in delivering transportation projects within highly urbanized areas and is passionate about applying a Complete Streets approach to ensure the safety of all modes of transportation. Additionally, his projects promote commercial activity and provide environmental benefits. Through his ongoing relationship with the CDOT and Chicago Park District, Mike has developed design solutions that include road diets, pedestrian bumpouts, rain gardens, and permeable pavers.

Fun fact: Mike takes his design skills and engineering knowledge home with him. Not only does he enjoy gardening, but he’s designed a rain garden in his backyard and, like a true engineer, is heavily in to composting!