Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, recently announced that registered architect Richard J. Vivenzio, LEED AP, has joined the firm’s New York office as vice president in the building performance practice. Vivenzio, a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey, has more than 28 years of experience in architectural project management, construction administration, building diagnostic services and forensic investigation.
Having been trained in forensic procedures, Vivenzio has been a designated expert in numerous disputes, representing the plaintiff and defendant, and has testified as an expert in arbitration hearings and depositions. Vivenzio is also an expert in matters of condominium disputes and multi- and single-family housing cases. He has a working knowledge of code interpretation, including International Building Codes, Boca Codes, and ADA Accessibility, as well as zoning and local laws. Vivenzio is well-versed in proper forensic analysis, cause and origin investigations, construction means and methods, and building systems including roofing and exterior building envelope enclosures.
Prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti, Vivenzio was an assistant director of architecture at Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership LLC in Matawan, N.J., where he was a project manager on numerous residential projects, adult communities, retail centers and office buildings. He is a member many professional organizations including the Shore Builders Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Builders Association Green Building Committee, New Jersey builders Association Code Committee, and the International Code Council. Vivenzio is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering technology. He has completed a training course in forensic procedures from the Investigative Engineering Association in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. BD+C