Richard L. Tomasetti, PE, Hon. AIA, chairman and co-founder of Thornton Tomasetti Inc., has been awarded the 2006 AIA New York Chapter Award for his outstanding contributions to architecture and engineering, and for fostering collaboration in the greater design community. Mr. Tomasetti is currently Chairman of the New York Building Foundation and Public Director of the AIA New York Chapter.
On October 12, The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Center for Architecture Foundation honored three outstanding individuals at their annual Heritage Ball 2006, a black tie event held at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. In addition to Mr. Tomasetti, Walter A. Hunt Jr., FAIA, Vice Chairman of Gensler, was honored with the 2006 President’s Award for his monumental leadership in the architecture and design community. David J. Burney, AIA, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction, received the 2006 Center for Architecture Award for his stewardship in implementing the city’s Design and Construction Excellence Initiative. In addition, the 2006 Foundation Award was presented to Anne Rascón on behalf of Nontraditional Employment for Women for their commitment to the diversification of the construction industry.
Richard Tomasetti has 35 years of experience as a structural engineer including numerous major projects from the design of the World Financial Center in New York to Plaza 66 in Shanghai, the tallest concrete building in China. His firm has provided the structural engineering for the tallest buildings in the world, and is currently working on the new Yankee Stadium, The Nets Arena, the New York Times, Bloomberg LLP and Boston Properties’ high-rise buildings in New York.
Mr. Tomasetti and his firm led the engineering efforts for the NYC Department of Design and Construction’s response to the World Trade Center disaster. He is co-author of “Chapter 22: Protective Design of Structures” in Building Security; Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design, published by McGraw Hill, 2004.
Mr. Tomasetti received his B.C.E. degree and an Honorary Doctorate from Manhattan College, and his M.S.C.E. degree from New York University. He is an adjunct Professor at Columbia and New York University. His numerous honors and awards include election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004 and Engineering News Records citation “Those Who Made Marks” for developing the “stressed skin” tube structure for high-rise buildings.
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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