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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

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Oct
    17

    SPREE Seminar: Arne Johnson & John Lawler

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Oct
    20

    Fall 2018 Career Fair

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    10:00 AM 122, Parkes Hall

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    TIME Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Oct
    22

    MPM Seminar: Graham Garfield

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, October 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Oct
    24

    SPREE Seminar: Arif Masud

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Oct
    26

    EES Seminar: Lynn Schriml

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    31

    SPREE Seminar: Claire White

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Nov
    5

    MPM Seminar: Hernan Levy

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, November 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Nov
    9

    EES Seminar: Ed Bouwer

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    12

    Registration for Winter 2019 begins

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    TIME Monday, November 12, 2018

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  • Nov
    12

    MPM Seminar: Robert Kostelny

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, November 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Nov
    14

    SPREE Seminar: Nina Stark

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Nov
    19

    MPM Seminar: Karen Layng

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, November 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Nov
    21

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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  • Nov
    22

    Thanksgiving day

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    TIME Thursday, November 22, 2018

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  • Nov
    26

    Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, November 26, 2018

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  • Nov
    26

    MPM Seminar:

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, November 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Nov
    30

    EES Seminar: Francis L. de los Reyes III

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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

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  • Dec
    3

    MPM Seminar: Paul James

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Dec
    5

    SPREE Seminar: Robert Fleischman

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Dec
    7

    EES Seminar: Konrad Koch

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Dec
    8

    Fall classes end

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    TIME Saturday, December 8, 2018

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  • Dec
    10

    Fall examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, December 10, 2018

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