Thornton Tomasetti Opens Houston Office, Teams Up with Structures to Pursue HUB Opportunities


Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, continues to grow its presence in Texas with the opening of a new office in Houston and the creation of a separate company to support clients’ needs on projects that require Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) participation in Texas.

The new Houston office at 2100 West Loop South is in the center of the city’s Galleria district. It marks the firm’s third location in the strategically important Texas market and will offer its full platform of engineering and consulting services. Thornton Tomasetti now has 42 offices around the globe.

“Thornton Tomasetti has been doing business in Texas for 22 years,” R. Wayne Stocks, Thornton Tomasetti managing principal and mid-Atlantic & South region leader, said. “With our increasing structural engineering, petrochemical and property loss consulting work across the state, the expansion into Houston was the next logical step.”

In addition, Thornton Tomasetti and Structures, an Austin, Texas-based structural engineering firm, have formed a limited liability company to jointly pursue HUB opportunities across Texas. The new company, to be known as Structures + Thornton Tomasetti, will allow both firms to better serve state agencies and universities.

“This partnership draws on the strengths of both firms,” Thornton Tomasetti Chairman & CEO Thomas Z. Scarangello said. “It brings together Thornton Tomasetti’s diverse and robust platform with Structures’ considerable experience meeting the needs of public sector clients in Texas.”

Structures + Thornton Tomasetti offers a comprehensive suite of integrated services. These include structural, construction and transportation engineering, façade and sustainability consulting, protective design, and forensic investigation and rehabilitation. It provides innovative and cost-effective solutions for projects of all shapes and sizes, including those in the healthcare, higher education, science and technology, aviation, sports, municipal and justice market sectors. Structures + Thornton Tomasetti will operate out of Thornton Tomasetti’s Dallas and Houston offices and Structures’ Austin location.

“By teaming up with Thornton Tomasetti, we will be able to bring our clients the latest advances and structural engineering practices, from high-tech analysis and building information modeling to advanced delivery methods,” Structures Principal Heidi Cisneros said. “We look forward to collaborating on innovative engineering solutions.”

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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 and support professionals who collaborate from offices across North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

About Structures

Structures, a Texas-based structural engineering design firm, works with owners, architects, contractors and consultants to realize project goals. We offer full design services including feasibility assessment, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration for new structures, renovations, expansions and adaptations to existing structures for clients nationally and internationally. Structures is certified as a State of Texas HUB, DBE, MBE and SBE for the City of Austin; and self-certified Federal SBE.

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