Charles H. Thornton

Charles H. Thornton: A Life of Elegant Solutions describes the journey of renowned structural engineer, educator, and mentor Charles H. Thornton, who over the last 30 years has engineered some of the world’s tallest and most innovative structures. Committed to educating the next generation of architects, engineers, and construction professionals, Thornton founded ACE, a national mentoring program for high school students.  His mantra – “Passion, Persistence, and Flexibility” – has transcended all aspects of his career and personal life.

The book is a guide for professionals seeking to succeed in business, young engineers moving up the company ladder, graduate students facing a master’s or PhD thesis, college students coping with the rigors of an engineering program, and high school students looking toward college and a career. Thornton’s 15-Steps to Success help business owners to plan and reach higher goals.

His story inspires others to pursue their life’s passion and seek their own elegant solutions to the challenges life presents – and to have fun along the way.

Net proceeds from the book will be donated to ACE Mentor Program.