Joseph G. Burns is a passionate advocate for the deeper integration of architecture and engineering, which he promotes through technical innovation in the design of structural systems, collaboration in practice, and leadership in building science education. Mr. Burns has more than 30 years of experience designing structures as well as investigating and renovating existing buildings. He specializes in the design of complex structural systems, including earthquake engineering and dynamic analysis. A recipient of the American Institute of Steel Construction's Special Achievement Award and named to Structural Engineer’s Power List and ENR's Top 25 Newsmakers, Mr. Burns is well known for his innovative structural design. His credits span a wide spectrum of building types and include commercial, residential, healthcare, education, cultural, aviation and sports. A member of Thornton Tomasetti’s board of directors, Mr. Burns is currently the Managing Principal overseeing the firm’s emerging practice areas and operations in Europe, the Middle East, India and Brazil.
P.E., S.E., IStructE, CEng, F.IABSE, FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2014