Structural steel becoming architecture : case studies of aerhetics, form and efficency

Événement passé
18h / lundi 14 février 2011PAVILLON MACDONALD-HARRINGTON SALLE G-10, Université McGill

Architects are exploring forms and aesthetics that were impossible to realize as little as fifteen years ago. Today almost anything appears possible.

This presentation will explore how many « impossible dreams » were conceptualized, designed, and built. Each of the ten projects discussed used structural steel’s high strength-to-weight ratio and its desirability for structural expression in a unique way.

From the swoopy curves of Frank Gehry’s Experience Music Project to the crisp angularity of the Rem Koolhaus Seattle Central Library to the daring cantilevered buildings of Museum Plaza by Joshua Prince-Ramus…architects are truly exploring the boundaries of the possible.

Each of these projects succeeded with a different set of engineering solutions ranging from advanced construction methodology to structural analysis techniques to seismic isolation. All provide a knowledge base for application to projects of the future.

Les Ingénieurs en structure de Montréal souhaite la bienvenue à tous. L’entrée est libre.

Cette rencontre est coparrainée par l’École d’architecture de McGill et la Fondation pour la formation en charpentes d’acier.


La présentation se tiendra en anglais.

Conférencier pour cet événement

Jon Magnusson

Jon Magnusson, PE, SE, is Chairman/CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates consulting structural/civil engineers with offices in Seattle and Chicago. The 100-person firm has provided engineering services for projects in 46 states and 48 countries. Many consider MKA as one of the most creative engineering firms in the US.

Under Jon's leadership, the firm has been recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) with 22 national engineering excellence awards in the last 24 years. Jon is a licensed professional engineer in 24 states.

Jon is a Fellow in IStructE, an Honorary Member of the national American Institute of Architects, a Distinguished Member of ASCE, and was recently honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction with a Designer Lifetime Achievement Award