William (Bill) Baker lecture

Event Date: February 19, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Fowler Hall
Priority: No
School or Program: College of Engineering
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William Baker is a Structural Engineering Partner at SOM. Throughout his career, Bill 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.