Sketchers for the future structure, design, ecology – a constructive dialogue

Événement passé
18h - 19h / du 15 au 16 février 2010PAVILLON MACDONALD-HARRINGTON SALLE G-10, Université McGill

The name Werner Sobek is known worldwide as representative of engineering, design and sustainability. The Werner Sobek Design group has offices in Stuttgart, Dubai, Frankfurt, Cairo, Khartoum, Moscow and New York. Work produced by the firm is characterised by first-class design on the basis of excellent engineering and clever concepts for minimising energy and material usage.

The company was founded in 1992, has more than 200 employees, and works with all types of buildings and materials, with a specific focus on light construction, high-rise buildings, facade planning, special constructions made of steel, glass, titanium, fabric and wood, as well as the planning of sustainable buildings.

With their “research, design and construction engineering” approach, the firm has worked with many important architects of our time, including Norman Foster, Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg, Zaha Hadid and Dominique Perrault, on high-rise buildings, airports, office buildings and museums across the globe.

This presentation will highlight some of the firm’s unique projects and philosophy for a better future in order to foster material creativity, production optimisation and system minimisation.


Les Ingénieurs en structure de Montréal souhaite la bienvenue à tous. L’entrée est libre. Si vous désirez recevoir un avis électronique des prochaines réunions, envoyez un courriel à Sylvie Boulanger.

La réunion a lieu en collaboration avec l’École d’architecture de l’Université McGill.

La présentation se tiendra en anglais.

Conférencier pour cet événement

Werner Sobek
Werner Sobek PROF. DR.-ING. DR.-ING. E.H. WERNER SOBEK DESIGN, GERMANY

Born in Aalen/Germany, Werner Sobek studied engineering and architecture at the University of Stuttgart. After working for Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner, he started the Werner Sobek Design group. He later founded the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design.

Werner Sobek was visiting professor at Harvard University, at the AAC in Hamburg and is the Mies van der Rohe Professor at the IIT in Chicago. He is also President of the German Sustainable Building Council. He has received an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Dresden and is affiliated to several professional organizations such as the AIA. He has received multiple honours.