Yi’s work on Shanghai Tower received awards from both the New York Association of Consulting Engineers and the U.S. Concrete Industry Board.

Yi Zhu has more than 25 years of international experience in the structural analysis, design and review of a variety of building types in both steel and concrete, including airports, entertainment arenas, commercial buildings, high-rise residential, long-span structures, mixed-use complexes and sports facilities. His responsibilities include all phases of design, from schematic through construction administration and design team management. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Leading International Growth
He heads Thornton Tomasetti’s Shanghai office, which he helped establish in 2002, and is a regional leader for the firm’s Pacific Rim operations. In 2012, he was the first employee based outside the United States to be named to Thornton Tomasetti’s board of directors, reflecting the firm’s increasing international presence.

Outside of Work
Yi is a dedicated swimmer and enjoys cooking.

Expertise
• Construction administration
• Design and engineering
• Seismic evaluation and analysis
• Seismic retrofit
• Structural engineering