Join us for an Evening with Aine Brazil the acclaimed structural engineer who, as vice chair of New York engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, has led numerous projects that have shaped the famous New York skyline, including Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, the new LaGuardia Central Terminal Building, four high-rise office buildings in Times Square and Rockefeller University Laboratory building over the FDR Drive.
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Aine M. Brazil is Vice Chairman of Thornton Tomasetti. In her 40+ year career she has been responsible for the design and construction of high-rise offices, residential buildings, and a mix of educational, institutional, healthcare and hospitality projects. She led the structural engineering teams for several projects at Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, the new LaGuardia Central Terminal Building, four high-rise office buildings in Times Square, and Rockefeller University Laboratory building over the FDR Drive.
Aine was named one of “New York’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business” by Crain’s New York Business in 1999; Woman of the Year by WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate in 2003. Aine has been a leader on New York City
building code development including the Building Resiliency Task Force after Hurricane Sandy.
A native of Galway Ireland she obtained a bachelor’s degree engineering from NUIG, a master’s degree in engineering from the Imperial College in London and in 2015 was awarded an honorary PhD in Engineering from NUIG. She was recently elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to engineers.
While Vice Chairman of Thornton Tomasetti, Aine has been an inspiring role model for many women. She founded Women at TT to provide support and mentoring for female staff, to help them navigate a career path in the firm, to promote the advancement of women internally and encourage their professional recognition in the industry. She is active in groups that seek to improve inclusion and diversity in the design and construction industry.