Hi Sun Choi is a Senior Principal at Thornton Tomasetti and has over 20 years of experience in structural analysis, investigation, design and review of a variety of building types, including commercial and residential buildings. Her expertise includes the design of super tall buildings for seismic risk assessment, building motion due to wind, performance-based design, and waterfront developments on reclaimed land. She has worked on projects in the United States, South Korea, the U.A.E., Azerbaijan, China, and Vietnam.
Hi Sun’s key projects include the Hudson Yard Development and Barclay Headquarters, New York; New Songdo City Development, We’ve the Zenith, and Incheon Airport Phase III, South Korea; Shanghai Center, China; Socar Tower and Baku National Stadium, Azerbaijan; and Lotte Hanoi Center. Her work on Baku National Stadium, Azerbaijan received the ENR Global Best Project Award in 2015 and ACEC-NY Diamond Award in 2016. The Plaza at PPL in Allentown, Pennsylvania received the Urban Land Institute’s “Best of the Best” award in 2004. The # (Sharp) Star City in Seoul, South Korea, received the Presidential Prize in 2007, and Metapolis received the “Best Award” in 2010. She has lectured on super tall building design at several universities including MIT, Lehigh University, Seoul National University and Korea University. She also presented “Structural Design of the Tallest Concrete Tower in Korea, The # (Sharp) Star City” and “Reaching New Heights, 151 Tower” at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat conferences in 2004 and 2010 and “BIM, IPD, and Beyond” at the 2010 CTBID international workshop. She is a co-author of “Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings –CTBUH, 2012” and “Design of Steel Structures, 2016.”
She is a licensed professional engineer in New York and a registered structural engineer in South Korea. Hi Sun has served as an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute and the New Jersey Institute of Technology for several years. Hi Sun has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Cooper Union and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
26 Oct 2015, Event Report – Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the…
Outrigger Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Event Report – The workshop attracted 18 professionals from various backgrounds, including…
2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting
9 Oct 2011, Event Report – Tall building industry leaders from around the globe met at the seminal Dongbu…
Oct 2011 –
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Hi Sun Choi, Thornton Tomasetti
8 Aug 2017 –
CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Hi sun Choi & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Rupa Garai, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
17 Oct 2016 –
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Hi Sun Choi & Onur Ihtiyar, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.; Young Kyoon Jeong & Hyungsup Sim, Heerim Architects & Planners
16 Sep 2014 –
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Matthias Olt, Callison; Hi Sun Choi, Thornton Tomasetti
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