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Posted by Geoff Weisenberger on May 2, 2008 at 12:39 PM.
Girls Inc. honored Aine Brazil at the annual Girls Inc. New York Celebration Luncheon at the New York Hilton on March 13th. A powerful gathering of more than 1,000 business and community leaders committed to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, the event recognizes women and men who, by their work and example, are creating a better future for girls.
As one of 11 managing principals of Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., Aine Brazil helps guide the international engineering firm of 650 employees in the design of high-rise office and residential buildings, hotels, hospitals, and other projects. After 30 years in the field, her accomplishments include leading the design of the following Times Square properties: 5 Times Square, Times Square Tower, and 745 Seventh Avenue, all totaling over three million sq. ft. She is also responsible for the 975-ft-tall Comcast Tower in Philadelphia and the tallest building in New Jersey.
Brazil holds a B.S. degree from the University College in Galway, Ireland and a M.S. degree in engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. She was the first president of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY), a past board member of Women Executives in Real Estate New York (WX), and a member of the NYC Mayor’s Commission for the Adoption of a Model Code. She has been featured in the New York Times and also in Crain’s New York Business’ “New York’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business.”