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Amy McDonald, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti Property Loss Consulting

Amy MacDonald specializes in providing property owners, insurance companies, and public-sector clients with strategies to offset physical, operational, and financial risk. MacDonald has more than a decade of geotechnical engineering, disaster mitigation strategy, and response and recovery experience, as well as experience in infrastructure design and commercial and residential land development. She has consulted on numerous projects ranging from minor to catastrophic, routinely responding at the scene of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and landslides.

MacDonald’s experience spans four continents and includes reconnaissance following Harvey, Irma and Maria; the 2015 Nepal earthquakes; damage assessments after Sandy in the Tri-State area; and leadership of the Earthquake Commission’s engineering response for the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in New Zealand. Expanding upon this post-disaster experience, MacDonald informs the development of resilience strategies for complex scenarios where natural hazards intersect with the urban environment. Amy continues to manage the development and design of high profile flood mitigation and climate change adaptation strategies for healthcare, commercial and real estate clients in New York City and throughout the Northeast.

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Organized by
AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Tuesday, 9/11
8am to 10am
Center for Architecture
General Public: $10
Member: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free
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