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Thornton Tomasetti

Thorton Tomasetti

Main Office:
51 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10010-1603

Additional Offices:
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Dubai, U.A.E.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hong Kong
Irvine, CA
Kansas City, MO
London, U.K.
Los Angeles, CA
Moscow, Russia
Mumbai, India
New York, NY
Newark, NJ
Oakland, CA
Philadelphia, PA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Shanghai, PRC
Washington, D.C.

Number of employees: 550
Hardesty & Hanover Offices (Partnership)

Engineering Specialties:

Building Structure
Supertall Buildings
Long-Span Structures
Special Structures
Specialty Analysis
Project Delivery
Building Skin
Specialty Skin Analysis
Skin Systems
Special Skin
Innovative Materials
Skin Sustainability
Building Performance
ForensicsEmergency Response
Building Envelope
Assessment & Renovation
Historic Preservation
Assessment & Rehabilitation
Property Loss Consulting
Damage Determination
Cause & Origin Services
Building Code Evaluation
Construction Support Services

Construction Engineering

The firm was originally founded in 1956 as Lev Zetlin & Associates. In 1975, Charles Thornton and Richard Tomasetti purchased the firm. Soon after, they began to branch out and enter the high-rise market with several innovative designs. The firm has grown from a 50 person local firm to a 550 person global engineering firm. “Thornton Tomasetti has provided building engineering services to clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity, from tall towers and long spans to innovative building systems and materials” ⁵. The company is committed to advancing sustainable design and construction practices. Approximately one third of Thornton Tomasetti’s staff are LEED accredited professionals (LEED AP), and the firm is currently involved with more than 70 sustainable building projects. Thornton Tomasetti is also the first engineering company to sign the AIA 2030 commitment.

Selected Projects:

photo © Thornton Tomasetti ¹
Masdar Headquarters Building, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Photo Courtesy Vornado Realty Trust ²
Bloomberg Tower, New York, NY

Photo Courtesy gkkworks
Kohinoor Square, Mumbai, India

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan ³

Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois ⁴

Courtesy John Portman & Associates 7
Incheon 151 Tower, Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of South Korea

1 Photo Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Photo retrieved 1-25-11 from Thornton
-Tomasetti website

2 Photo retrieved 1-25-11 from Thornton-Tomasetti website
3 Photo retrieved 1-25-11 from Thornton-Tomasetti website courtesy of gkkworks
4 Photo retrieved from Chicago Now. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/under-the-golden-dome/2010/03/irish-to-play-in-soldier-field.html
5 Chen, Christina. Richard Tomasetti/Charles Thornton. Architectural Engineers Of The 20th & 21st Century. NY/C-19. University of Texas. 2008
6 Retrieved 1-27-11. http://www.structuremag.org/article.aspx?articleID=706.
7 Photo retrieved 2-1-11 from http://www.thorntontomasetti.com/projects/incheon_151_tower

Written by Jake Henning

January 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Posted in Engineers