Hi Sun Choi

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., Senior Principal | New York City, United States

About

Hi Sun Choi is a Senior Principal at Thornton Tomasetti, working in the New York City Headquarter office. She has over 25 years of experience in structural design on a variety of building typologies. Her expertise includes the design of super tall buildings for seismic risk assessment, building motion due to wind, and performance-based design all over the globe including in the United States, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, and Qatar. She holds a Master of Science degree of Civil Engineering from MIT and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Cooper Union. She serves as co-chair on the CTBUH Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Hi Sun Choi

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Vice-Chair (2020 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016; Chicago 2019)

Working Group: Outrigger Design, Co-Chair (2011 – 2012, 2016 – 2017)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

10 October 2011

Outrigger System Design Guide from CTBUH Outrigger Working Group to be Released

As outrigger systems have been widely used in supertall building design since 1980's, CTBUH recognized a need for general design guidelines and formed the Outrigger...

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Research

08 August 2017

Frontiers in High-Rise Outrigger Design

Hi sun Choi & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Rupa Garai, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

In 2012, CTBUH published the first Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings Technical Guide. In 2016, the CTBUH Outrigger Working Group felt it would be beneficial...

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Research

17 October 2016

Structural Challenges with the SOCAR Tower in Baku, a New Megacity in the Caspian Region

Hi Sun Choi & Onur Ihtiyar, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.; Young Kyoon Jeong & Hyungsup Sim, Heerim Architects & Planners

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, has been rapidly transforming into a hub of high-rise buildings and cultural centers in the Caspian region. Baku’s population now...

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26 October 2015

Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting

Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the second meeting for the CTBUH research project on damping.

18 September 2012

Outrigger Workshop, Shanghai

The workshop attracted 18 professionals from various backgrounds, including structural engineers, architects, construction managers, professors and researchers.

9 October 2011

2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting

Tall building industry leaders from around the globe met at the seminal Dongbu Financial Center tower for the 2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting.

27 August 2010

Korea Chapter 2010 Conference

The Korean CTBUH Conference 2010 was held at Seoul Olympic Parktel Olympia Hall and hosted by the CTBUH Korea.

10 October 2011

Outrigger System Design Guide from CTBUH Outrigger Working Group to be Released

As outrigger systems have been widely used in supertall building design since 1980's, CTBUH recognized a need for general design guidelines and formed the Outrigger...

08 August 2017

Frontiers in High-Rise Outrigger Design

Hi sun Choi & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Rupa Garai, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

In 2012, CTBUH published the first Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings Technical Guide. In 2016, the CTBUH Outrigger Working Group felt it would be beneficial...

17 October 2016

Structural Challenges with the SOCAR Tower in Baku, a New Megacity in the Caspian Region

Hi Sun Choi & Onur Ihtiyar, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.; Young Kyoon Jeong & Hyungsup Sim, Heerim Architects & Planners

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, has been rapidly transforming into a hub of high-rise buildings and cultural centers in the Caspian region. Baku’s population now...

16 September 2014

Two-In-One Tower: An Expansion in Typology and Technology in Hanoi

Matthias Olt, Callison; Hi Sun Choi, Thornton Tomasetti

Standing 267m tall, Lotte Center Hanoi is Vietnam’s second tallest tower and set to open this summer. Innovative high-rise design solutions were incorporated that respond...

01 March 2014

Overview of Seismic Loads and Application of Local Code Provisions for Tall Buildings in Baku, Azerbaijan

Hi Sun Choi, Onur Ihtiyar & Leonard Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; James Sze, Arup

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, has seen a boom in construction in recent years. The old Baku city has been rapidly transforming into a new...

01 September 2012

Outrigger System Design Considerations

Hi Sun Choi and Leonard Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti

Outrigger systems have been widely used in supertall buildings constructed since the 1980’s, eclipsing previously favored tubular frame systems. However, outriggers are not listed as...

10 October 2004

Structural Design of the Tallest Concrete Tower in Korea, the # Star City

Hi Sun Choi & Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; Jongho Kim, Chang & Minwoo Structural Consultant; Seongsoo Kim, Seong-Jin Structural Group

Residential high-rise buildings, such as apartments and condominiums, were introduced to provide multiple residential spaces in urban and suburban areas for their economic advantage and...