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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 2022
November 01, 2022 - November 06, 20223:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thornton Tomasetti CORE studio is thrilled to welcome everyone to the 10th annual AECtech Symposium & Hackathon!

Aortic Stent Graft Demonstrator
August 17, 2022
With the considerable amount of time, resources and risk involved in performing clinical assessments, the biomedical industry is increasingly looking to innovative methods, such as in-silico trials, as a viable alternative to help meet urgent demand. 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.