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Commercial & Residential

Resilient residences that redefine a skyline or community. Workplaces designed for agile, fast-paced business. Historic structures that anchor a neighborhood. We support the widest range of commercial and residential properties.

Commercial & Residential At-A-Glance
Total Square Feet 1+ Billion
First BIM Project 2003
Continents Active In 5
Proposed Mars Habitats 1

Here's How

No matter the scale, location, age or condition of a structure, we focus on elegant solutions to achieve your project objectives. And our in-house computational skills widen and accelerate the selection of optimal choices.

Design. Our practiced professionals use in-house design tools to push the limits of architectural expression, while finding the most efficient, cost-effective and constructible structural system. With completed projects around the glove, we’re equally at home with materials, building systems and construction methods ranging from traditional to cutting edge. And our Advanced Project Delivery™ method results in designs that are easier to bid, build, inspect and maintain.

Investigation. From any building performance issue – from water leaks to energy performance to catastrophic failures – our forensic experts dig deep to find root causes and recommend safe, effective and economical fixes.

Renewal. More and more, reuse and repurposing is part of the lifecycle of many residential and commercial properties. We work with the entire project team to optimize a design that fits the new goals. For historic structures, we restore original features while meeting modern resilience and sustainability goals.

Shanghi Tower in China. © Connie Zhou Studio
230 Park Avenue in New York City. Thornton Tomasetti
Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia. Thornton Tomasetti
The Brunel Building in London. Courtesy Derwent
We've The Zenith in Busan, South Korea. Courtesy Doosan Engineering & Construction
Alma de Pueblo in Santa Barbara, California. Patrick W. Price, Urban Developments
Block 164 in Austin, Texas. Courtesy Gensler
Building 12 at Port Imperial in Weehawken, New Jersey. Thornton Tomasetti
Davenport House in Oak Park, Illinois. Thornton Tomasetti


We collaborate closely with teammates – building owners and managers, architects, other engineers, contractors and all subs – from project inception through ribbon-cutting to help turn their vision into a reality. Here’s how we can help you:

  • Structural exploratory studies and optimization
  • Advanced structural analysis
  • Parametric and generative optimization
  • Master modeler and BIM execution planning
  • Delivery of fully detailed 3D model
  • In-depth analysis of embodied and operational energy
  • Resilience design services
  • Façade design and renewal
  • Building envelope assessment and renewal
  • Construction engineering
  • Field engineering and site representation
  • Protective design and security

News & Resources

Project Updates

Foundation Poured for L.A.’s Perla on Broadway
August 07, 2019
The Los Angeles Historic Core neighborhood was buzzing with activity last Saturday, as 690 truckloads of concrete was placed for the foundation of the Perla on Broadway residential project.


Low-Carbon Structural Design
July 01, 2019
Thornton Tomasetti has contributed to industry research on embodied carbon since 2012 and has amassed a database of over 450 Thornton Tomasetti structural projects analyzed for embodied carbon.