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.

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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