Monday, April 14, 2014

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

Lecture: Monday, April 14, 2014 - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2014 SEMESTER
5:30pm - Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Michael J. Theiss Memorial Lecture

Lecture Title: "Contextual High Rise Design: The Structural Engineers 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 three million square feet of high rise office development in the Times Square area. Other notable projects include the major expansion of New York Hospital spanning the FDR highway, the 60-story 731 Lexington Avenue mixed-use project, and Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Aine was named one of “New York’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business” by Crain’s New York Business. In November 2006, she was honored as Woman of the Year by WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate. In addition, she was a member of the Mayor’s Commission on adopting IBC as the basis for the 2008 building code for the City of 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.