Architecture and Structural Design in the Computational Age
William Baker, Structural Engineering Partner at SOM, will present this seminar in the 150 Years of Giant Leaps in Engineering series, on February 19th at 4:30 p.m. in Fowler Hall. Students are invited to a meet & greet with Mr. Baker earlier that day from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Hampton Hall's Wood Commons.
Throughout his career, Mr. Baker has dedicated himself to innovative structural engineering design and research. His expertise covers a variety of structures at many scales; including the development of the "buttressed core" structural system for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest man-made structure; the Broadgate Exchange House, a 10-story office building spanning 78-meters over a rail yard in London; a two-story training center for Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis; Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago; the pedestrian bridge at Manulife Place in Calgary; the Fishers Island Residence, a 4,600 sf steel and glass single family residence in New York, with architect Thomas Phifer and Partners; Skyspace, a permanent art installation with artist James Turrell at Rice University; and research projects leading to new, highly efficient bracing and structural systems.