Erich has provided structural and blast design for more than a dozen U.S. embassies, many of which have been awarded LEED Certification.

Erich Baumgartner is a key member of the firm’s Protective Design practice and has more than 18 years of extensive experience in structural design and blast engineering services. Erich joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2015 through its merger with Weidlinger Associates and directs the firm’s West Hartford office, which he opened in 2007.

Diverse Project Experience
Erich has significant experience in the structural design of many types of buildings, most notably U.S. embassies. He was project manager for new embassies from Berlin, Germany, The Hague, Netherlands to Kathmandu, Nepal. He has also directed other projects, including the multi-building American Institute complex in Taipei, Taiwan, the 475,000-square-foot FBI Building in Newark, New Jersey, the modernization of the historic Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. and a radioactive wastewater treatment plant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Additionally, he oversees many projects throughout Connecticut, predominantly mixed-use residential, renovations and peer reviews.

Outside of Work
Erich enjoys playing ice hockey with his two young daughters and coaches them in the sport. He and his family go on an annual hiking trip at New Hampshire’s White Mountains, where they tackle a new peak every year.

• Structural Analysis and Design
• Protective Design
• Renovation
• Seismic Design