Sigrid Adriaenssens

03/06/23, 6:00PM

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2023
    Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center (Harris Hall 101)

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The Spring 2023 Lecture Series is presented with generous support from the USC Thomas J. Barrack and Gin D. Wong, FAIA Annual Lectures Fund.

Sigrid Adriaenssens’s research interests lie in the mechanics of large-span shells and membranes under construction and extreme loading. She has been working on a comprehensive analytical and computational framework to open new avenues for accelerated discoveries and automated optimal structural designs. In terms of applications, she has used this framework to successfully innovate structural and architectural systems. In all her work, she uses her practical experience gained while working as a project engineer with Ney and Partners (2003-2006) and with Jane Wernick Associates (2003-2002). In 2021, she was named Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), elected vice-president of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), awarded the Matthias Rippmann Digital FUTURES Award (from Tongji University, China) and the Pioneers’ Award (from the Spatial Structures Research Centre of the University of Surrey, UK). She chairs the ASCE Esthetics in Design Committee as well as the IASS Concrete Shell Roofs Working Group. She is the co-editor of the International Journal of Space Structures and directs the Form Finding Lab at Princeton University, where she teaches courses on (non) linear mechanics of solids and slender structures, structural design and the integration of engineering and the arts.

Related Links: http://formfindinglab.princeton.edu/