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  • May
    16

    Special Joint Structural and Architecture Seminar: Tom Leslie

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    4:00 PM ITW Classroom (1-340), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    Beauty’s Rigor: Patterns of Production in the Work of Pier Luigi Nervi

    Abstract
    Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) was Italy’s greatest engineer and builder in the decades following WWII. His designs for web-like arena roofs and soaring exhibition structures were matched by innovative designs for freeway overpasses, aircraft hangars, exhibition halls, and stadium roofs. Often called a “poet in concrete,” Nervi achieved global fame when his arena roofs for the 1960 Rome Olympics were broadcast worldwide. Beauty’s Rigor shows that Nervi’s genius arose from a careful attention to construction and fabrication. Nervi was not only a structural engineer, but also a contractor; his firm constructed many of his best-known buildings in addition to designing them. This dual focus, on engineering and construction, set him apart from most other designers of his generation; Nervi’s career offers important insights for engineers and architects today as a result.

    Bio
    I teach building design, technology, and history as the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University. My studio, lecture, and seminar courses stress the interaction and integration of building science, function, and aesthetics. I teach and co-coordinate Iowa State's Comprehensive Design Studio, our graduate technologies sequence, and occasional seminars on the history of building technology and construction. These courses have been recognized with awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute for Architects, and have formed the basis for Design-Tech: Building Science for Architects, an introductory textbook written with my colleague, Jason Alread.
    My research focuses on historical examples of this integration, particularly the work of architect Louis I. Kahn (Louis I. Kahn: Building Art, Building Science, 2005) and early Chicago skyscrapers (Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934). My research has been published in Technology and Culture, the Journal of Architectural Education, Space and Culture, and Design Issues, and it has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Graham Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. In 2007 I was a Visiting Professor at the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and am currently an Eshbach Visiting Scholar at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering.
    Prior to my appointment at Iowa State, I was an Associate with Foster and Partners, London, where I worked on the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Stanford University's Center for Clinical Sciences Research, and the Al Faisaliah Center in Riyadh.

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    TIME Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    LOCATION ITW Classroom (1-340), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    25

    EES Seminar: Alan F. Hamlet & Ashish Sharma

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    LOCATION A230, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • May
    28

    Memorial Day (no classes)

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    TIME Monday, May 28, 2018

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    31

    Symposium on Regenerative Engineering

    Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering

    7:30 AM LSouth/LNorth, Prentice Women's Hospital

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    TIME Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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    CONTACT Tara Sadera    tara.sadera@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering

  • Jun
    1

    EES Seminar: Susan Carroll

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Jun
    9

    Spring classes end

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    TIME Saturday, June 9, 2018

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    11

    Spring examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, June 11, 2018

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  • Jun
    16

    Spring examinations end

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    TIME Saturday, June 16, 2018

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  • Jun
    22

    Commencement

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018

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  • Jun
    22

    Northwestern Engineering - PhD Hooding Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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    CONTACT Bruce Lindvall    b-lindvall@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Jun
    22

    McCormick Dean's Graduation Tent Reception

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM East Lawn, Norris University Center

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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    CONTACT Northwestern Engineering Event    mccormick-events@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    23

    Northwestern Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    8:00 AM Ryan Field

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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    CONTACT Ann Anderson    ann.anderson@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Jun
    23

    McCormick Master's Recognition Ceremony*

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    11:00 AM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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    CONTACT Bruce Lindvall    b-lindvall@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    23

    McCormick Master's Recognition Ceremony**

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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    CONTACT Bruce Lindvall    b-lindvall@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Jul
    4

    Independence Day (no classes)

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    TIME Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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