Aesthetics and Technology in Building by Assistant Professor Dale Clifford-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, January 24, 2011

Aesthetics and Technology in Building by Assistant Professor Dale Clifford

Thursday 27 January, 6:30 p.m., Hall of Sculpture Carnegie Museum of Art

The exhibition The Art of Structure [Link] in the Heinz Architectural Center explores the aesthetics of engineering in important 20th-century buildings and bridges. A special installation on view in the Hall of Sculpture (January 25–30) presents investigations conducted by Dale Clifford and students on materials, aesthetics, and structural performance inspired by the work of Pier Luigi Nervi, another great 20th-century engineer. The display includes physical and digital models, drawings, and forms from nature. In this evening event, join Clifford and architects, engineers, and scientists for a revealing conversation on the art of structure.

Participants: 
Dale Clifford [Link]
, assistant professor of architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, with
Raymund Ryan, curator of The Art of Structure
Spike Wolff, adjunct assistant professor, CMU School of Architecture
James Garrett, professor, Civil and Environmental  Engineering, CMU
John Rawlins, associate curator, Invertebrate Zoology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Aesthetics and Teaching in Building [Link]