Yi Zhu has more than 25 years of experience internationally in the structural analysis, design and review of a variety of building types in both steel and concrete, including high-rise residential buildings, mixed-use complexes, commercial buildings, long-span structures, sports facilities and airports. He heads Thornton Tomasetti’s Shanghai office and is a regional leader for the firm’s Pacific Rim operations. His responsibilities include all phases of design, from schematic through construction administration and design team management. High-profile projects in China include the 638-meter Wuhan Greenland Center, the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, Shenzhen’s 660-meter Ping An International Finance Centre, the 700-meter-plus Suzhou Zhongnan Center and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Other notable projects include the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Taipei 101 in Taiwan.
Zhu holds a bachelor’s degree in structural engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai and a master’s degree in structural engineering from the City College of New York. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.