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Thornton has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in civil engineering, marked by numerous technical and humanitarian awards, and highlighted by work on some of the world's most recognizable structures. His 40 years in the industry is marked not only by professional accomplishments, but by a dedication to community service through his work as chairman and founder of the ACE Mentor Program, a non-profit organization that each year offers guidance and training to 1,800 inner city high schools students in architecture, construction and engineering in 28 cities across the U.S. including: New York New York, state, United States
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Thornton holds a B.S. degree from Manhattan College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University New York University, mainly in New York City; coeducational; chartered 1831, opened 1832 as the Univ. of the City of New York, renamed 1896. It comprises 13 schools and colleges, maintaining 4 main centers (including the Medical Center) in the city, as well as the . He has received a number of distinguished honors in his profession including: election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997; named Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1999; and awarded Engineering News-Record's Award of Excellence in 2001.
Thornton's professional experience has included the design of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of projects in the U.S. and overseas, ranging from high-rise buildings, hospitals and arenas, to airports, transportation facilities and special structures. Representative projects include: the New York Hospital, New York; United Center (Bulls and Blackhawks arena) and Comiskey Park in Chicago and the Nashville Arena in Nashville.