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

About Arthur Wellington

Arthur (‘Duke’) Wellington joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2005, after graduating from Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2010, he earned a J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and joined Thornton Tomasetti’s Legal Department. He advises management and worldwide technical staff on risk management, contract negotiation, claims defense, and compliance. He oversaw the legal aspects of opening new offices in New Zealand, Brazil, and Vietnam. Arthur is a licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois and is admitted to the bar in Illinois and New York.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Past Roles:
  • Working Group: Legal, Co-Chair (2015 – 2017)
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014)

Events/Initiatives Involving Arthur Wellington

Building Management and Operation Workshop, Shanghai 2014

Building Management and Operation Workshop, Shanghai 2014

16 Sep 2014, Event Report – The workshop “Building Management and Operation” shed light on the critical period…

Events/Initiatives Involving Arthur Wellington

Building Management and Operation Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The workshop “Building Management and Operation” shed light on the critical period of a building’s life after the designs have been submitted and the ribbons have been cut.

Arthur Wellington Related Resources

High-Rise Harmony – Legal Issues Unique to Tall Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Victor Madeira Filho, MVA Advogados; Arthur Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 01 - Q & A

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Debating Tall: Should Tall Buildings be Demolished For Non-Safety Reasons?

28 Jul 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue III
Arthur Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti; Girish Dravid, Sterling Engineering

High-Rise Harmony – Legal Issues Unique to Tall Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Victor Madeira Filho, MVA Advogados; Arthur D. Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti

Arthur Wellington Related Papers/Research

Debating Tall: Should Tall Buildings be Demolished For Non-Safety Reasons?
28 Jul 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue III; Arthur Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti; Girish Dravid, Sterling Engineering
In several developing nations recently, skyscrapers were found to have been constructed in violation of local laws, and have been ordered demolished. In some cases, these are safety-related violations; in others not. Considering the expense, safety…
High-Rise Harmony – Legal Issues Unique to Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Victor Madeira Filho, MVA Advogados; Arthur D. Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti
This article aims to discuss the construction of tall buildings in both emerging and established urban centers, highlighting aspects related to large urban centers and raising the points of impact from such constructions in the cities. Since there is…