Advisory Group, Member (1988-1996)
Working Group; Systems and Concepts, Co-Chair (1991-1996)
Working Group; Tall Steel Buildings, Co-Chair (1988-1991)
Award Recipient, CTBUH Fellow (2009)
New York, USA
Tishman Speyer Properties
Irwin G. Cantor received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from the College of the City of New York in 1951 where he became a member of Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society.
He initially worked with an International firm in the design of bridges and airports, then with a prominent New York Consultant in the design of hi-rise apartment buildings. Mr. Cantor was the founding Principal of The Office of Irwin G Cantor, later to become the The Cantor Seinuk Group. The company specialized in the design of hi-grise apartment, office, hotel and institutional structures throughout the world, utilizing steel, concrete, and post-tensioned methods.
Among the more prominent, and award winning structures were The Helmsley Palace -the first building in New York to utilize high strength concrete; the Trump Tower; the “Lipstick Building”; and the Rockefeller Research Facility spanning the FDR Drive. Mr. Cantor also designed both the original Singer Bowl and the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium in Flushing Meadows, NY. He participated in the design of Chapultepec Towers, in Mexico City, then the tallest building in Latin America.
He established his current consulting practice in 1997 upon leaving the Cantor Seinuk Group. He has consulted to Developers on major projects such as the Goldman Sachs Tower, and Yankee Stadium. He is currently consulting on several muti-building projects in India and China.
Mr. Cantor a Fellow of The American Concrete Institute as well as The American Society of Civil Engineers.
He has received numerous awards and recognition including the Maurice Van Buren Award for Structural Engineering from the ACI; the Homer Gage Balcom Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASCE; The Lifetime Achievement Award for Service from the AISC; The Townsend Harris Medal from CCNY; Leader of Industry from the New York Building Congress; and the New York Concrete Industry Award, among others.
Mr. Cantor has served on the Board of the NY Association of Consulting Engineers, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; the Mayor’s East River Waterfront Commission; and the Mayor’s Advisory Panel for the Building Code (Seismic Committee), and the NYC 2012 Olympic Committee Advisory group. He has co-chaired the Foundations/Structures committee on recently revised NYC Building Code.
Mr. Cantor has been a member of The New York City Planning Commission since 1993.