I’m very fortunate to be able to work on a variety of great projects and with so many talented teams.
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With Thornton Tomasetti’s Structural Engineering practice since 2006, John Barry has worked on a variety of complex, high-profile projects ranging from small structures to megatall skyscrapers. He has extensive experience in structural analysis and design of both concrete and steel for a variety of building types, including for new construction, renovations and retrofits.
A Collaborative Approach
John has considerable expertise in the design-build approach, which calls for collaboration across the planning, design and construction phases to ensure that a project is completed on time and within budget. His recent design-build projects include the redevelopment of New York’s LaGuardia Airport Terminal B as well as other major aviation assignments.
Over the course of his career, John has led the design of several high-profile projects utilizing an efficient flat plate concrete structure. Among these is the 44-story VIA 57 West on Manhattan’s West Side with slab setbacks at each floor that gives the building its iconic sloped shape, and Buildings B3 and B14 at the Pacific Park development in Brooklyn. John has also designed several boutique steel structures with exposed steel as an integral part of the architecture. Among these are a feature staircase for the advertising firm LBi’s Manhattan office, the SandRidge Energy Site Canopy with a 50-foot cantilever, and the ARIA Resort and Casino convention center’s 500-foot-long by 70-foot-high north wall and porte-cochères at the at CityCenter in Las Vegas.
John is an assistant professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and has served as adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology. For several years, he provided engineering consulting for the Madison Square Art program in Manhattan, which features outdoor public work by world-renowned artists.
Outside of Work
When not at work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and restoring and renovating their 1920s landmarked home in Queens, New York.
• Structural analysis and design
• Project management
• Residential flat plate concrete
• Tall and supertall buildings
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