November 14, 2019
DeSimone is pleased to welcome Eric Fenske, Associate Principal of the firm’s expanding Structural Engineering Practice in Chicago, Illinois. With over 17 years of experience in the design of high-rise buildings, mixed-use developments, exhibition halls, and specialty structures, Mr. Fenske will serve as a leader of DeSimone’s Structural Practice in the Midwest region.
“Eric Fenske’s proven expertise in the design of complex, high-rise structures will serve as a great asset to DeSimone’s expanding Structural Practice in the United States and abroad. We are excited to welcome him to the team.”
Stephen V. DeSimone
President/CEO, DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Mr. Fenske’s previous experience in Chicago includes 110 North Wacker a 51-story, 800 foot tall office building on the Chicago River; New City, a 1.7 million square foot, multi-building development with residential, retail, theater, hotel, and parking components, all spanning eight acres; and a multi-phase residential development known as Lakeshore East which includes a 444,000 square foot, 38-story tower, and a 536,000 square foot, 46-story tower, each linked by a five-floor, 245,000 square foot podium.
In Asia, Mr. Fenske’s experience includes the 62-story Hanking Center Tower in Shenzhen, China, which is today the country’s tallest steel building, and the tallest detached core structure in the world; and the VietinBank Business Center Office Tower, a 3.2 million square foot development that includes a 68-story office building and an adjacent 48-story building comprised of a high-end hotel, residences, and associated amenities. In Abu Dhabi, Mr. Fenske helped design World Trade Center, a mixed-use development that includes the 88-story Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid residential tower, a 53-story hotel, and a 58-story office building. The development is surrounded by seven million square feet of marketplace and retail space with below-grade parking and an 11-story business hotel.
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