Karl Recktenwald, PE

Karl Recktenwald, PE

Senior Mechanical Engineer




Villanova University - B.S. Mechanical Engineering


Corporate | Mission Critical | Higher Education | High-Rise | Infrastructure



Karl has been with Bala for 6 years and has quickly established himself as a prominent member of the Philadelphia mechanical team.  As a Senior Project Engineer, he has extensive experience in mechanical engineering designs for a variety of projects. He has designed complex HVAC retro-fit systems for existing facilities, as well as ground-up mechanical systems for new buildings.  Karl’s project experience includes data centers, trading floors, network operation centers, technology/experience spaces, offices, central plants and high-rise office and residential buildings.  Using his knowledge and understanding of engineering systems and design objectives, Karl works with clients and project team members to delivery energy efficient and cost effective designs. 

He also serves as an assistant project manager on various projects and has taken on the task of expanding Bala’s Building Infrastructure sector.  

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?
Offshore fishing

When did you know you wanted to become an engineer?
Once I was introduced to Legos as a kid!