New York, N.Y. — Thornton Tomasetti opened a new office in Miami, its second in South Florida. The Miami office will be led locally by Vice President Brad Malmsten, P.E., who heads Thornton Tomasetti’s Structural Engineering practice in Florida, and Vice President Matthew Olender, P.E., who also heads the Fort Lauderdale office. With this commitment, Thornton Tomasetti now has 39 offices around the globe.
Launching an office in Miami allows Thornton Tomasetti to better support its many long-standing clients and partners in the South Florida region as well as attract new talent. The decision also comes at a time when the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office has doubled its staff and increased its office space, making the expansion into Miami a logical next step.
Malmsten joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2001 and has more than 15 years of experience in the design and delivery of concrete and steel structural systems. His background includes domestic and international supertall mixed-use towers, long-span structures, hospitals, and educational and municipal facilities. He will foster a high level of collaboration with Olender to grow Thornton Tomasetti’s South Florida business.
The new Miami office at 80 SW 8th St. totals 2,500 square feet, and is centrally located in downtown Miami’s thriving Brickell neighborhood.
Among the firm’s current projects are the New Miami Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins National Football League (NFL) team, in Miami Gardens; a new municipal and educational facility for the City of Sunny Isles Beach; and the 54-story Ritz Carlton Residences condominium tower, also in Sunny Isles Beach.
R. Wayne Stocks, P.E., LEED AP, Managing Principal, Mid-Atlantic & South Region Leader, Washington, D.C., Thornton Tomasetti, said, “We have built a strong and diverse presence in South Florida that includes multiple practices. Our Fort Lauderdale office has been growing rapidly and is on track to exceed the goals set in our five-year plan. After speaking with many of our design clients, it became apparent that the next logical step in our expansion would be to establish an office in Miami.”
Brad Malmsten, P.E., Vice President, Miami, Thornton Tomasetti, said, “For a firm like ours, it is important to be steeped in the construction industry, so it was a natural step to create a footprint in Miami. We offer services for the full life cycle of every building type. Being in the heart of South Florida’s built environment enables us to increase our visibility so we can deepen our relationships and make new connections. It makes it easier to become engaged, secure work and to grow.”