Monday, October 6, 2014

Aine Brazil, P.E., LEED AP
Vice Chairman
Thornton Tomasetti New York

Lecture: Monday, October 6, 2014
5:30pm - Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Sponsored by the Michael J. Theiss Memorial Lecture

Lecture Title: "Contextual Design - a Structural Perspective"

Aine Brazil has been responsible for the design and construction of high-rise offices, residential buildings, hotels, air-rights projects with long-span transfer systems, hospitals and parking garages. High on the list of accomplishments during her 30+ years of experience is the role she played in leading the structural engineering team for the design of more than four million square feet of high-rise office development in the Times Square area. Other notable projects include the major expansion of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center spanning the FDR highway, the award-winning 60-story 731 Lexington Avenue mixed-use project, and Hudson Yards mixed-use development in New York.

Aine has authored numerous technical papers and lectured at universities throughout the country including Cornell, Princeton, and Columbia. She was the first president of the Structural Engineers Association of New York and is a member in the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Engineers in Ireland. She holds a bachelor’s degree engineering from the University College in Galway, Ireland and a master’s degree in engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London.
Aine was a member of the Steering Committee for the Mayor of New Yorks Building Resiliency Task Force after superstorm Sandy