Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, has received the Consulting Engineering Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter. The award, which recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of building engineering was presented to Thornton Tomasetti’s Miami office at the AIA Miami Design Awards gala on October 28 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
The Miami office, which opened this past February, is led locally by Associate Principal Brad Malmsten, P.E., who heads Thornton Tomasetti’s Structural Engineering practice in Florida, and Associate Principal Matthew Olender, P.E., LEED AP, who also oversees the Fort Lauderdale office.
• The AIA Miami Board of Directors’ 2016 Honor Awards program seeks recognize achievements in design, construction and public service related to architecture, the building arts and urban design. Award candidates are nominated by AIA Miami members with the winners chosen by an awards committee.
• This is the first time the consulting engineering award has been presented to a firm, rather than an individual.
• Among Thornton Tomasetti’s recent Miami-area projects are the renovation of the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins National Football League (NFL) team, in Miami Gardens; a new municipal and educational facility for the City of Sunny Isles Beach; and the 54-story Ritz Carlton Residences condominium tower, also in Sunny Isles Beach.
Brad Malmsten, P.E., Associate Principal, Miami, Thornton Tomasetti
“Thornton Tomasetti is honored to be recognized by the architectural community as the consulting engineer of the year. We work tirelessly to help our partners achieve their vision in the form of buildable and cost effective structures, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the talented group of architects here in South Florida.”
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. Through its 10 complementary practices, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 50 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Thornton Tomasetti comprises more than 1,200 engineering, architecture, sustainability practitioners and support professionals who collaborate from offices across North America and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.