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Innovation Engine

Our CORE groups manage our research and development efforts, from incremental efficiency improvements to solving some of the most challenging engineering problems of our time.

CORE studio


CORE studio is Thornton Tomasetti’s virtual incubator of ideas. Its name derives from the union of computational modeling and research and development, which are at the core of our firm’s mission. Our team is a diverse assortment of specialists, with each member bringing expert knowledge and an inquisitive mind to projects of every size and scope. Our experience working across all Thornton Tomasetti practices affords us unique insight into the needs of – and solutions for – our clients and our firm.

CORE studio provides a valuable interface among design and construction teams, developing new workflows and processes that promote collaboration and enhance building design. Our analyses of today’s practices allow us to envision the optimized workflows of tomorrow.

CORE studio leader

CORE studio


CORE Lab focuses on long term development of new methods, capabilities and products. CORE lab seeks to create new business opportunities through two transition paths:

  • Firm Solutions - New capabilities, methods or products are used by our practices to increase existing market share and penetrate adjacent markets through advances in technology. This transition path supports the business objectives of our practices and regions, it can drive or be driven by them.
  • TTWiiN - TTWiiN is our technology accelerator and product commercialization platform. The products and technology prototyped through CORE lab projects can be commercialized through TTWiiN. This transition path leads to establishing independent start-up companies with their own financial targets and strategy. 

CORE Lab Leaders


AECtech 2021 NYC
November 04, 2021 - November 07, 202112:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This is the 9th annual event for the AEC+ Community hosted by Thornton Tomasetti | CORE studio.


AEC Tech - Summer 2021
July 08, 2021 - July 12, 202111:00 AM - 7:00 PM
AEC doesn’t (and shouldn’t) exist as an entity separate from other industries, but intersects a wide – and growing – range of practices and disciplines. AEC Tech SUMMER 2021 aims to nurture these relationships and foster technologies that work beyond the confines of any single industry. Bringing Space Down to Earth
April 23, 2020
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has pioneered a number of amazing technologies, many of which have practical applications closer to home.