Industry leader Thomas W. Taylor, PE, has joined DeSimone Consulting Engineering as principal and director, helping to lead its structural engineering practice in Dallas.
DeSimone is a leading engineering and construction services consulting firm based in New York City. Taylor brings decades of structural engineering experience to DeSimone.
Taylor comes to DeSimone from Datum Engineers, a company he incorporated from Frank Chappell & Associates, which he built into one of the most respected firms in Texas.
The firm said that Taylor is known as “an architects’ engineer,” and has served as project manager and principal-in-charge for more than 50 structures in the Dallas Central Business District, including the Nasher Sculpture Center, Thanks-Giving Square Chapel, Dallas Police Memorial, Federal Reserve Bank, the Dallas Convention Center, and the AT&T corporate headquarters.
“We are thrilled that Thomas has chosen DeSimone for this next chapter of his career,” Stephen DeSimone, chairman and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineering. “His exceptional track record of success with complex structural engineering projects in Texas further expands our ability to provide superior services to our clients in the region.”
Pioneering structural engineer
DeSimone said that Taylor pioneered the introduction of a range of structural systems, including a precast concrete-stack wall system for parking garages in 1974, the tallest slipform core for high-rise buildings (710 feet) in 1988, and an insulated, load-bearing masonry cavity wall.
It said he also led in the use of tilt-wall construction for “high design” architectural buildings in the early 2000s, such as the Chapel of Saint Ignatius at the University of Seattle with Steven Holl Architect.
Taylor has been recognized with an honorary membership in the Dallas Chapter of the AIA and the Texas Society of Architects.
DeSimone said that Taylor joins the firm as it continues a strategic global expansion to increase its presence in key markets, including recent acquisitions that expand its platform and geographical reach: Canada-based Dowco Group of Companies, specializing in 3D modeling, detailing and other pre-construction services; UK-based DP Squared structural engineers; and Decipher, experts in construction consulting services with offices in London, Manchester, and Dubai.
“I’m excited to join DeSimone during such a pivotal period of growth for the firm,” Taylor said in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside leadership and the entire team to enhance the delivery of services to our clients and partners in Dallas and beyond.”
Founded in New York City in 1969, DeSimone provides leading structural engineering, façade design consulting, integrated design and detailing, and construction consulting services across building types.
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