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Erich A. Baumgartner

P.E. Principal & West Hartford Office Director


Erich Baumgartner, a key member of Thornton Tomasetti’s Protective Design and Security practice, specializes in structural design and blast engineering. He has significant experience in the structural design of many types of buildings, most notably U.S. embassies. Erich was project manager for new embassies in Berlin, Germany, and The Hague, Netherlands, as well as the restoration of Edward Durell Stone’s iconic compound in New Delhi, India. He has also directed such projects as the multi-building American Institute complex in Taipei, Taiwan, the 475,000-square-foot FBI Building in Newark, New Jersey, the modernization of the historic Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., and a radioactive wastewater treatment plant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Erich, who manages the West Hartford office, also oversees projects throughout the New England region.


M.S., Structural Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

B.A., Physics, Hamilton College

Erich has provided structural and blast design for more than a dozen U.S. embassies, many of which have been awarded LEED Certification.