Alejandro Fernandez

Awards Best Tall Building Americas Jury

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., Vice President | Chicago, United States

About

Alejandro Fernandez is a Senior Associate in Thornton Tomasetti’s Chicago office. With training in both engineering and architecture, Fernandez has been involved in the design of a number of significant buildings while working in Europe, Middle East, and the United States. As a part of the Building Structure practice at Thornton Tomasetti, he has contributed to Ascent in Milwaukee, WI, Akhmat Tower in Grozny, Russia, Al Wasl Plaza for Expo 2020 in Dubai among others. He specializes in the use of mass timber as a construction material and continues to explore his findings on several notable timber projects in the United States. Fernandez earned a Masters in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as a Masters in Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, France, and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in Spain.

Alejandro Fernandez

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Awards Best Tall Building Americas Jury (2024)

Awards Best Tall Building Europe Jury (Chair 2022)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Middle East 2018)

Research

16 September 2020

Ascent – Challenges and Advances of Tall Mass Timber Construction

Alejandro Fernandez, Jordan Komp, and John Peronto, Thornton Tomasett

Ascent, a 25 story residential tower located in Milwaukee, WI (USA), will become the tallest timber building in the world upon completion. This paper discusses...

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Research

20 April 2017

River Beech Tower: A Tall Timber Experiment

Jeff Sanner & Todd Snapp, Perkins+Will; Alejandro Fernandez, Thornton Tomasetti; et al.

The Chicago River Beech Tower is a collaborative research effort with the goal of identifying challenges and opportunities associated with designing increasingly tall mass timber...

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16 September 2020

Ascent – Challenges and Advances of Tall Mass Timber Construction

Alejandro Fernandez, Jordan Komp, and John Peronto, Thornton Tomasett

Ascent, a 25 story residential tower located in Milwaukee, WI (USA), will become the tallest timber building in the world upon completion. This paper discusses...

20 April 2017

River Beech Tower: A Tall Timber Experiment

Jeff Sanner & Todd Snapp, Perkins+Will; Alejandro Fernandez, Thornton Tomasetti; et al.

The Chicago River Beech Tower is a collaborative research effort with the goal of identifying challenges and opportunities associated with designing increasingly tall mass timber...