John Peronto

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., Senior Principal | Chicago, United States

About

Mr. Peronto is experienced in the design of commercial, residential, cultural, and aviation projects; with specialized expertise in the design of supertall towers.
Project portfolio includes the +1,000-meter-tall Jeddah Tower, Saudi Arabia; the 435-meter-tall Akhmat Tower, Russia; the DMCC Uptown Dubai Towers Development; the FKI Headquarters Tower, Seoul; the Couture Tower, Milwaukee, WI, and more.

He is a member of the CTBUH, the Chicago Committee on High-Rise Buildings, American Concrete Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, The Institution of Structural Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineering, and serves as the current Chair of the Tall Buildings Committee.

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Chicago 2019)

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

27 April 2018

Technical Considerations for Akhmat Tower

Alejandro Stochetti, Sara Beardsley & Marc Cerone, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; John Peronto, Thornton Tomasetti

The 435-meter Akhmat Tower in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, will be shaped to refer to the Nakh tower, a traditional watchtower typology in the region. A...

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01 December 2017

The Ultra-Modern FKI Tower

John Peronto, Thornton Tomasetti

A modern and highly-sustainable addition to the skyline of Seoul, South Korea has been completed; the Federation of Korean Industries Headquarters (FKI). The signature saw-toothed...

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