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Thornton Tomasetti Associate Architect - Forensics in New York, New York

Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We are a growing 1500+ person firm with 10 practices: Structural Engineering, Forensics, Applied Science, Renewal, Resilience, Construction Engineering, Protective Design and Security, Facade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation. We work on everything from landmark buildings to small-scale specialty structures, from the historic to the high performing, while balancing multiple objectives, including form, function, schedule, sustainability, constructability and budget. TALENT is at the core of our business.

Our Forensic practice investigate problems in the built environment and provide evidence-based solutions founded on rigorous science and physics. We assist attorneys, property managers, building owners, contractors, manufacturers and design professionals with a wide range of engineering and architectural issues.

The Role

We have an immediate opportunity for a Forensic Architect with 8 to 12 years of experience and with interest in forensic investigation, litigation support, and design of architectural repairs and retrofits.

This individual will be expected to execute architectural investigations of existing buildings and to identify and possibly design remedial repairs for deficient conditions. The investigations include assessment of building code deficiencies and building envelope defects and cause and origin analysis. The candidate will be required to document and communicate findings in written reports. The candidate will be required to provide direction to, and review the work product of, junior level staff, coordinate with other project managers on interdisciplinary efforts, support marketing efforts, and develop and maintain client relationships.


  • Assist with assessments of building envelope, fire rated construction and other architectural elements; and cause and origin investigations.

  • Analysis of building codes and various industry standards

  • Memorialize findings in written communication, including reports

  • Communicate with clients to understand project requirements and communicate findings

  • Complete technical and investigative reports to support forensic findings and prepare materials related to presentations.

  • Manage and mentor other design team members.

  • Perform peer reviews of architectural design and condition assessments, including order of magnitude cost estimating.


  • Degree (Master's preferred) in Architecture or Architecture Engineering

  • Professional License required.

  • Ability and willingness to travel within the US and internationally

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, experience with Revit a plus.

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