Chair of Structural Design - Prof. Dr. Joseph Schwartz

The term “Structural Design” denotes the programmatic idea of a reconciliation between the disciplines of engineering and architecture through the reciprocal integration of load-bearing structure and design concept. This view of structural systems encourages a unified understanding of the interplay of form and load-bearing capacity – that is, an understanding of the formative effect of the active inner forces in the building structure and the targeted control of these forces.

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Webinar at SOM Chicago
Patrick Ole Ohlbrock and Pierluigi D’Acunto have been invited by the advanced research unit at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) Chicago to give an online presentation about their current research on Computational Structural Design. The web conference will take place on 12.11.2019.
Talk at Foster + Partners
Hannes Hofmann will discuss the practical applications of his current research on the collaboration of architects and structural engineers at the head office of Foster + Partners in London on the 14.11.2019. The video of the talk can be found here, for further information on the research please click here.
Lectures at IASS Symposium 2019
Pierluigi D′Acunto, Ole Ohlbrock, Lluis Enrique, Giulia Boller and Prof. Joseph Schwartz will present their current research on computational structural design, advanced manufacturing, and construction history within the IASS Symposium 2019. The event will take place in Barcelona from 06.10.2019 to 12.10.2019. More information can be found here.
Workshop at IASS Symposium 2019
On Saturday 05.10.2019 and Sunday 06.10.2019 Pierluigi D′Acunto and Ole Ohlbrock together with Juney Lee (Block Research Group) will give a workshop on Computational Structural Design using Graphic Statics within the IASS Symposium 2019 in Barcelona. More information can be found here.

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