Ph.D., P.E. CURRICULUM VITAE
As of January 2005, Charles H. Thornton is Chairman of Charles H. Thornton & Company , LLC, a management and strategic consulting firm and continues as a consultant to The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc.
Through December 2004, Charles H. Thornton was Co- Chairman of The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc.,
a 500- person organization providing engineering and architectural
services, failure analysis, hazard mitigation, and disaster response
a non-profit organization that, each year offers guidance and training
to inner city high schools students in architecture, construction and
engineering in cities across the
New York; NY;
Chairman Emeritus: of the Salvadori Center
that each year educates over 2000 New York City Middle School students
in mathematics and science in using architectural and engineering
Charles H. Thornton
Charles H. Thornton & Company , LLC
10205 Kintore Drive
(410) 819- 0732
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 1961.,
Master of Civil Engineering, 1963,
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., Structural and Engineering Mechanics, 1966,
Visiting Lecturer ,
University ,2003- Present
Visiting Faculty, Princeton University, 1996-2001
Visiting Distinguished Professor, Pratt Institute, New York, 1986-1995.
Visiting Distinguished Professor, Manhattan College, New York, 1990-2001
Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering,
Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering Cooper Union,
New York, 1967
Professional Engineer in the States of Arkansas, California, Colorado,
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia,
Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Vice Chairman , National Institute for Building Sciences (NIBS) -2004
NIBS-Multi- Hazard Mitigation Council (MMC)- Board Member 1998- Present
NIBS-Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) , Board Member 1998 2003 ,and Chairman- 2001 to 2004
Manhattan College- Board of Trustees- 1994 to 2000
Member of Architectural Advisory Group to the French-American Committee for Restoration of
the Statue of
Liberty- Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) _ President
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) National Board Member
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)= 1961 to present
American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE)
American Society of Testing and Materials
Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Joint US/
USSR Committee on Housing and other Construction- 1972 to 1975
Concrete Industry Board of
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Concrete Institute Member
Structural Engineers Association of
New York Association of Consulting Engineers
American Concrete Institute
ATC President - 1999
ATC Board of Directors 1992- 99
Steering Committee Member of the FEMA, Multihazard Assessment Form
SAC Joint Venture 1994-95
The DaVinci Award SMPS, 2003
Benjamin Franklin Institute Award Medal for Civil Engineering, 2003.
Hoover Award - The engineering societies award this medal in recognition and appreciation of civic and humanitarian achievements, 2002
NIBS Honor Award , 2002
Engineering News-Record's Award of Excellence, 2001.
Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999.
Election to the National
Leader of Industry Award - The Concrete Industry Board, 1991.
Civil Engineer of the Year - American Society of Civil Engineers, Met Section, 1990.
The Gold Award -
Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation for the United Airlines Terminal at
O'Hare Airport, 1988.
Engineering News Record's "Those Who Made Marks", 1986 and 1978.
Gold Award - James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation for Pedestrian
Bridges Connecting Copley Place Development in Boston, 1986.
Dr. Thornton has overall responsibility for engineering, design, and research and development activities and policies. His
forty years experience with the firm has included involvement in the
design and construction of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of
projects, ranging from hospitals, arenas,
industrial buildings, and high-rise buildings, to airport
transportation facilities and special projects:
Australia. This project consists of 630ft. tall, 50-story office building.
PA. This mixed-use project consists of a 619-room Hilton Vista hotel, 26-story office building and underground parking for 600 cars.
The $170,000,000 Quad Block Development in
Tampa, Fl. -
- of General Telephone and Electronics. A 4-city-block development
encompassing two 40-story high-rise office buildings and a 500-rom
Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The 38-story, 860,000 sq. .ft. Westin International Hotel at
Boston, MA., for Urban Investment and Development Company ($70,000,000).
Battery Park City Commercial Development, NY, for
York ($1-billion). Project contains, 4, 000, 000 sq. ft. in two buildings, 40 and 50 stories high.
599 Lexington Avenue, a 51-story, 1,000,000 sq. ft office building for Boston Properties, Inc. in
New York City, including major new subway connection.
Renovation of the Bellevue Stratford Hotel,
The project consists of the conversion of the hotel to a mixed-use
project containing approximately 150,000 sq. ft of retail space,
including a major anchor department store, - 250, 000, 000 sq. ft. of
leasable office space and a luxury suites of hotel.
evaluation of alternatives to increase the area of the B. Altman
Building by adding floors to the existing 8-story building.
The new Bulls/Blackhawks Chicago Stadium,
The project consists of a column-free stadium capable of accommodation
24,000 seats for basketball and 17,500 seats for hockey. Ancillary
facilities include suites, party and meeting rooms, concessions, locker
rooms, dressing rooms, restaurant/club facilities, kitchens, mechanical
rooms and other arena support areas.
IL for the
Chicago White Sox. The project consists of a $120-million replacement of the old
Park, with seating for 45,000.
The Anaheim Arena,
Anaheim, CA., a 20,000-seat, multi-purpose hockey/basketball and concert area.
PA., including 5,000 seats and a 280 ft. clear-span.
Center for the Performing Arts at Wolf Trap Farm,
Va., containing 4,500 seats and a clear-span of 150 ft.
NJ. The project consists
of a new pool building, an underground connecting tunnel, new corridor
addition, and interior renovation within the existing
Bryn Mawr College,
PA. A $2-million facility to house computer teaching and administrative areas, and lecture halls.
Building, including office,, computer and teaching facilities for
A complex of 4 buildings, linked by a central pavilion including:
lounge space, computer terminals, meeting space, dining facility,
administration offices, entertainment center, 3-story high auditorium
and addition to the existing bookstore.
School of Business Administration,
NC. Low-rise building consisting of classrooms and lecture halls.
MA. Four-level building including faculty offices, seminar rooms, cinema, and 225-seat lecture room.
School of Science,
Cambridge, MA., for
Involvement included design of 9 floors of physics and chemistry
laboratories, dining facilities, auditoriums, and 6-story wing of
classrooms and administrative offices.
Professional Papers, Lectures and Publications:
I have authored numerous technical papers and articles and have lectured
Both in the
United States and abroad.
The following is a chronological list of CHTs career experience:
2005 and Beyond- Consultant and First outside board member of Thornton- Tomassetti Group Inc.
2004- Chairman- Charles H. Thornton,
2001-2004 Co-Chairman- The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc.
1995-2001 Chairman-The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc.
1990-1995 President- The LZA Group Inc. & Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers
1977-1990 President- Lev Zetlin Associates Inc & Thornton-Tomasetti, PC
1971-1977 President- Lev Zetlin Associates Inc, a NY Engineering Corporation
1971 Senior Vice President-Lev Zetlin Associates & Project Manager- ZDC
1967-1969 Associate- Zetlin, DeSimone, Chaplin and Associates
1964-1965 Leave of Absence- PhD Thesis @ NYU
1961-1964 Engineer, Lev Zetlin & Associates
1960 Engineer Summer Intern-US Army Corps of Engineers- NY District
1959 Field Engineer-Thomas Crimmins Contractor @ the GPO-Morgan Annex Avenue Tunnel
1958 Field Engineer/Transit Man- George A. Fuller Co. 399 Park Avenue
1957 Rodman/Tech Aide- The Foundation Company- Chase Manhattan HQ
1956 Carpenter Apprentice- Union Square Bank Renovation
1954-1961 Bricklayer Apprentice (Summers, Spring Break and Christmas Break)