Monday, April 28
301 Crosby Hall, 6 p.m.
Guy Nordenson is a structural engineer and professor of architecture and structural engineering at Princeton University. He practiced structural engineering in San Francisco and New York and in 1987 established the New York office of Arup. He served as director of Arup until 1997, when he began his independent practice. Current projects include the expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. He is a Commissioner of the NYC Public Design Commission and a member of the NYC Panel on Climate Change and the board of the Jamaica Bay Rockaways Park Conservancy.
His research project “On the Water | Palisade Bay” won the 2007 AIA Latrobe Prize, was published in 2010, and served as the inspiration for the MoMA workshop and exhibition “Rising Currents.” His research team at Princeton is leading a Rockefeller Foundation-funded project including teams from Harvard, City College and the University of Pennsylvania to develop “Structures of Coastal Resilience” in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The Clarkson Chair program recognizes excellence in scholarship and professional practice and is made possible by the generous support of Will and Nan Clarkson.