Lance’s strong background working at traditional architectural/engineering firms informs his work in technical, forensic and investigative architecture projects.

Lance Parker joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2001, with diverse experience in commercial architecture. During his early career, Lance worked at traditional architectural and architectural/engineering firms, but for the past decade he has been involved the technical aspects of architecture, as well as forensic and investigative projects. His lengthy list of work – primarily in Chicago – encompasses building façade evaluations and repair programs, due diligence and condition assessments, and renovations and restorations.

Technical Contributions and Expertise
Lance is an award-winning author of several technical papers on building skin evaluation and repair. He is a voting member of the Structural Engineering Institute-American Society of Civil Engineers’ Standards Committee for Structural Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Buildings. A registered California Emergency Management Agency Safety Assessment Program Evaluator, he is also skilled in post-earthquake building assessment.

Expertise
• Building envelope investigation and repair
• Forensic architecture
• Standard of care
• Technical architecture
• Expert witness