Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Aine Brazil

Ms. 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, Ms. Brazil 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…


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About Aine Brazil

Ms. 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, Ms. Brazil 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.

Ms. Brazil 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.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award, Winner (2018)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Steering Committee (New York 2015)

Events/Initiatives Involving Aine Brazil

Talking Tall: Engineering a Better Future

Talking Tall: Engineering a Better Future

27 Jul 2018, CTBUH Journal Paper – In the 2018 CTBUH Journal Issue III, Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman,…

CTBUH Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

29 Mar 2018, CTBUH News – CTBUH has named its 2018 Fellows and two Lifetime Achievement Award recipients…

VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development

VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development

9 Jul 2015, Event Report – At the Bank of America Tower in New York City, more than 200 professionals attended…

Events/Initiatives Involving Aine Brazil

Talking Tall: Engineering a Better Future
27 Jul 2018, Chicago – CTBUH Journal Paper
In the 2018 CTBUH Journal Issue III, Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti, talks about her career highlights in high-rises and the support for more women in engineering.
CTBUH Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
29 Mar 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH has named its 2018 Fellows and two Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Larry Silverstein of Silverstein Properties and Aine Brazil of Thornton Tomasetti.
VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development
9 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
At the Bank of America Tower in New York City, more than 200 professionals attended “VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development in Manhattan.”
New York Conference Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting
17-21 Nov 2014, New York City – Event Report
Plans for the 2015 Conference in New York are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Bank of America Tower Nov. 18.

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Aine Brazil Related Resources

Five Minutes with: Aine Brazil

17 Sep 2018 – Monthly Video Series
Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti

Shaping Skylines Through Engineering Innovation

30 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference
Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti

Engineering a Better Future

Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III
Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti

Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Leading Women in Tall Buildings

Aine Brazil Related Papers/Research

Engineering a Better Future
Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III; Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti
Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti, is the recipient of the 2018 CTBUH Fazlur R. Khan Medal. Through a 40-plus-year career, she has been responsible for the design and construction of some of the most significant high-rise buildings in…
Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Leading Women in Tall Buildings
Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held, but also in terms of receiving credit for the work they have done. The tall…