Chairman & CEO Tom Scarangello (left) and Managing Principal Mike Squarzini (right) with Thornton Tomasetti’s new Toronto team, Senior Engineer Taras Gamaniouk (second from left), Project Engineer Ali Husain and Associate Principal Chris Minerva. Photo by Bess Adler.
Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces the opening of its first Canada office in Toronto. The move is the initial phase of the firm’s strategic plan to strengthen and expand its Canadian presence. With this commitment, Thornton Tomasetti now has 38 offices around the globe.
• The new Toronto office will allow Thornton Tomasetti to better support its many long-standing clients and partners in Canada. The firm has been collaborating with Canadian architects, developers and consultants for more than 30 years on more than 50 projects involving nearly each of its 10 practices.
• The firm currently has several high-profile projects under way in Canada. These include structural design and façade optimization analysis for the 1.4-million-SF Rogers Place, an 18,500-seat hockey arena for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers scheduled for completion this year, as well as several buildings in the surrounding ICE District, a new 4.4-million-SF mixed-use sports and entertainment district. The firm is also providing structural design services for the expansion of BMO Field, Toronto’s pro football (soccer) stadium.
• In addition to structural design services, the firm anticipates a strong need in the region for its Construction Engineering, Façade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation practices as well as the value-added offerings of CORE studio, the firm’s R&D incubator.
• The Toronto office will be managed locally by Associate Principal Chris Minerva, who most recently managed the Toronto office of MMM Group, a division of WSP. He has considerable experience in structural design, planning and project management for a range of project types, as well as in public-private partnership models that are prevalent in Canada. Minerva is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, Canada.
Thomas Z. Scarangello, P.E., Chairman and CEO, Thornton Tomasetti
“Expanding into Canada is a key strategic initiative of our five-year plan. As we look to grow our business, Canada is a natural fit. We have considerable project experience there and an extensive client base. It is also a market in which our services are recognized and valued. We look forward to bringing the centers of excellence of our 10 practices to Canada.”
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. Through its 10 complementary practices, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 50 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Thornton Tomasetti comprises more than 1,200 engineering, architecture, sustainability and support professionals who collaborate from offices across North America and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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