SCI-Arc Lecture: Guy Nordenson – Climate Adaptation
In his poem, The Builders, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote: “In the elder days of Art, Builders wrought with greatest care, Each minute and unseen part; For the Gods see everywhere.” Much of what is meaningful is hidden and for some (this was Wittgenstein’s favorite quote) those mysteries lead to understanding beyond the world of appearance and spectacle. The study of patterns and the discovery of underlying structure is science of course but it is also, to the engineer, the practice of his or her art. The lecture reviews historical examples and recent projects from this perspective.
Guy Nordenson was the structural engineer for the Museum of Modern Art expansion in New York, the Jubilee Church in Rome, the Simmons Residence Hall at MIT in Massachusetts, the Santa Fe Opera House, and over 100 other projects. Current projects include the expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
960 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California
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