SEAoNY 2019 Honorary Member Guy Nordenson
Guy Nordenson is a practicing structural engineer, teacher and writer, and is active in coastal adaptation research and design. His research project and book On the Water | Palisade Bay (Hatje Cantz 2010) won the 2007 American Institute of Architects Latrobe Research Prize, and served as the basis for the 2010 Museum of Modern Art workshop and exhibition “Rising Currents.” With his firm Guy Nordenson and Associates, he was the engineer for the 2004 MoMA expansion in New York, the Fort Worth Kimbell Art Museum expansion, the National Museum of African American History and Culture superstructure in Washington DC, the Jubilee Church in Rome and over 200 other buildings. He was Commissioner and Secretary of the NYC Public Design Commission from 2006 to 2015 and is a member of the NYC Panel on Climate Change. His books also include Seven Structural Engineers (MoMA 2008), and Patterns and Structure and Reading Structures (Lars Muller, 2010 and 2016). In 2013 his team at Princeton was awarded a major grant by the Rockefeller Foundation to develop “Structures of Coastal Resilience” in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers and teams from Harvard, City College of New York, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at Columbia and MIT, and since 1995, is a professor of architecture and engineering at Princeton.
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