Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces the acquisition of Simon & Associates, Inc. (S&A), a nationally recognized sustainability consulting firm located in San Francisco.
Simon & Associates’ team will become part of Thornton Tomasetti’s Sustainability practice. S&A founder, Lynn N. Simon, becomes a senior vice president at Thornton Tomasetti and will lead the West Coast efforts of the practice. She will collaborate with the firm’s leadership in California and Principal Gunnar Hubbard, who leads the Sustainability practice.
• S&A was established in 1994 by Ms. Simon and is recognized as a leader in the sustainability field, providing Thornton Tomasetti with a greater presence on the U.S. West Coast, strengthens our existing sustainability services and adds capabilities that include LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) consulting. LEED-ND focuses on large-scale, mostly mixed-use projects that incorporate smart growth, urbanism and green building.
• The firm’s client base is a diverse mix of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, developers, architects and contractors. The breadth and depth of S&A’s project experience and long history in the green building industry gives its team an unparalleled understanding of the nuances of sustainable design and construction. It has 61 LEED-certified projects to its credit, 50 of which have achieved LEED Gold or LEED Platinum certification.
• Ms. Simon has more than 20 years of experience in the green building industry and is both a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Fellow. In 2005, she was named one of the 25 Environmental Champions by EnvironDesign Journal and last year she was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with its President’s Award.
Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, LEED Fellow, Principal, Portland, Maine, Thornton Tomasetti
“Having a highly respected firm such as Simon & Associates join us significantly strengthens our leadership in the sustainability field.”
Lynn N. Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Senior Vice President, San Francisco, Thornton Tomasetti
“The nature of green building is evolving and to be part of a firm that has an expanding definition of how sustainability can be integrated in each of its practices and its business operations is exciting. There is going to be a much greater link in the future between sustainability and building envelopes, performance and structural design. By becoming part of the Thornton Tomasetti team, this will give us the ability to have a greater influence on the greening of buildings both in the United States and internationally.”
Bruce Gibbons, P.E., S.E., CEng, LEED AP, Senior Principal, Los Angeles, Thornton Tomasetti
“The addition of Lynn and her team really enhances Thornton Tomasetti’s ability to offer sustainability consulting from coast to coast. Simon & Associates is well known in the A/E community and we expect great synergies with our Building Skin, Building Performance and Building Structure teams.”
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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