Architecture, as defined in Webster’s dictionary, is both the art and science of creating buildings. In today’s world of specialization, it is extremely difficult for any individual to develop exceptional skills in all areas of arts and sciences. As a result, the greatest architecture is not the product of an individual designer that is awarded the original commission. It is ultimately the product of the collective minds of creative architects and inventive engineers, along with other project participants, in a collaborative process that brings the best design solutions to life. This teamwork approach is what brings the most complete « firmness, commodity, and delight » to today’s greatest architecture.
This presentation will review the history of relationships between architects and engineers, provide insights on how our European counterparts embrace collaboration, as will share examples of effective collaborations on today’s award-winning projects.
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Réunion conjointe dans le cadre de la série de conférences de l’École d’architecture de McGill / Joint meeting within the McGill School of Architecture Lecture Series
La conférence se tiendra en anglais.
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David Eckmann is a graduate from the University of Illinois, with a bachelor of science and master of architecture degree, specializing in structural engineering. He is a licensed architect, structural engineer, and professional engineer. David has made significant design contributions to many unique and award-winning projects, including The University of Chicago Ratner Athletics Center and The International Terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport
He is a member of many professional committees including the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings and The Structural Engineers’ Foundation Board of Directors, He is also a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, and the American Institute of Architects.