Carnegie Mellon University

Sylvester Damianos

May 01, 2019

Lecture - Design: The Intersection of Architecture, Math, and Nature

Sylvester Damianos will discuss the elements of architecture, math, and nature. We will learn how these elements are reflected in and/or influenced by: The Parthenon, Machu Pichu, The Forbidden City, The Golden Mean, The Fibonacci Progression, Neuroscience, Design for Disability, and Auberle.

Edgewood resident Sylvester Damianos earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture with honors from Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Technological Institute of Delft, the Netherlands. He co-founded his architecture practice in 1967 and has served as president of the American Institute of Architects, chairman of the American Architectural Foundation and chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows. Awards include the Honor Award for Furthering Artistic Expression by AIA Pennsylvania and the Tillie S. Speyer Memorial Award for a sculpture in the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh centennial annual exhibition. His public sculpture includes “Cubed Tension” near the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Allegheny Regional Branch. His largest commission, 85 by 15 feet, was for the Westinghouse Nuclear Energy Center, Monroeville.

Reservations Required: Members may register online for course ID 3050. Guests are welcome; please register by phone: 412-268-7489 or email: