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Cosentini Associates

Cosentini Associates

Main Office Location: Two Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10121

Other Office Location:
United States-
Cambridge, MA
Chicago, IL
Freehold, NJ
Las Vegas, NV
Orlando, FL
Seoul, South Korea
Shanghai, China
Moscow, Russia
Paris, France
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dubai, UAE

Contact Office

Number of Employees: Over 400

Engineering and Technical Specialties:

Mechanical Design
Electrical Power
Fire Protection
Specialty Lighting Design
LEED / Sustainability
Mission Critical Design
Construction Services

Selected Projects:

Charles and Dee Wyly Theater, Dallas, Texas

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, Nevada

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China

IAC Building, New York, New York

Museum of Tolerance, Jerusalem, Israel


Cosentini Associates was founded in 1952 as a mechanical and electrical engineering consulting firm. It began as 6 engineers and consultants with their start expanding from working on a high-rise office building, 99 Park Avenue. This building transpired into a world of opportunity working with renowned architects such as Frank Ghery as well as contributing to some of the most prominent buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries. Now Cosentini Associates has developed into a major engineering firm with specializations that cover most technical characteristics of buildings. The firm now participates on buildings such as the IAC Headquarters in New York and the Guggenheim Museum in Spain. Their work includes experience on Mission Critical systems and data centers, expanding them or designing from the ground up. The company has received many awards such as the recent AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture for the Charles and Dee Wyly Theater. (2)

In 1999 Cosentini Associates joined Tetra Tech, a consulting company for engineering and technical services. With over 250 offices worldwide, this created many new resources for clients of the company. This connection contributes to the success of Cosentini Associates engineering of sustainable buildings. They have received LEED certification for many buildings including a Platinum Certification for The Visionaire in New York, and a targeted Gold Certification for the Shanghai Tower. The Shanghai Tower will be the fourth tallest building in the world once completed, and will be the tallest building with a double-skin that will act as insulation. The building also has rainwater catchment systems and wind turbines to generate power for the building. Cosentini designed this project to be a benchmark for sustainable design in super-tall buildings. (1,2)

Additional Projects:

The Visionaire, Battery Park City, New York

99 Park Avenue, New York, New York

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

(1) Cosentini Associates
(2) Reynolds, Eleanor. “Architectural Engineers of the 20th and 21st Century.” 1st Ed. Spring 2008.

Written by Lauren Davis

January 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Posted in Engineers

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