Simon Shim Joins HOK’s Structural Engineering Team in New York
Simon Shim has joined HOK’s structural engineering group in New York as a senior engineer.
As a recognized expert in high-rise structural design for projects all over the world, he joins the New York engineering group’s leadership team. In addition to his design work, Shim has extensive experience on high-rise peer review and value engineering for tall buildings throughout the US, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
“Simon’s high-rise design and international experience expand the opportunities for HOK to provide fully integrated design services to our clients,” said Carl Galioto, FAIA, HOK’s managing principal in New York.
“I am excited to join HOK and to contribute not just as a structural engineer but as a structural designer,” said Shim. “I look forward to developing structural forms and formulas and to communicating an integrated language for architects and engineers.”
Before joining HOK, Shim’s portfolio with Thornton Tomasetti, DeSimone Consulting Engineers and SOM included the 151-story, mixed-use Incheon 151 Tower; the 80-story Zenith mixed-use tower, the 66-story residential Metapolis tower, the Seoul International Financial Center and the 71-story Tower Palace in South Korea, and the SOCAR Tower and Crescent Place in Azerbaijan. His experience on long-span structures includes the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park and Incheon International Airport Terminal in South Korea. His renovation and tenant fit-out projects have included hospitality, healthcare and mixed-use developments.
Shim contributed to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings publication as a peer reviewer and has contributed to many other technical guides.