Walt believes the best solutions come from balancing technical expertise, intuition and different perspectives.

Walter Hartnett is a leader of the Façade Engineering practice. He joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2017 and has more than 10 years of experience in design and analysis as well as planning and implementation of façade systems. His work spans across multiple market sectors and building types and includes both new construction and the adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

Creative Solutions
With an extensive background in façade engineering, forensic investigations and specialty structures, Walter advises clients on how to integrate building envelope technologies to produce high-performing, resilient, design-driven enclosures. Well-versed in cutting-edge technologies and materials, he is skilled in delivering innovative façade systems that are both practical and aesthetic.

Industry Contributions
Walter is a frequent lecturer and presenter on façade design, materials and other topics. He has served as a consultant to several public agencies, including the General Services Administration and Department of Homeland Security, on building codes and performance-based design standards.

Outside of Work
After living in Boston for the past several years, Walter and his wife have returned to New York City. Walter enjoys skiing, woodworking, discovering new music and travel. Some of his favorite destinations are Iceland, Nepal and Morocco.

Expertise
• Façade engineering
• Project management
• Structural design
• Sustainability strategies