Guy Nordenson / Guy Nordenson and Associates

January 18, 2012 - 5:30pm

Guy Nordenson is a professor of structural engineering and architecture at Princeton University and a faculty associate of the University Center for Human Values.  In 2003 Nordenson was the first recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Architecture for contributions to architecture by a non-architect. With Terence Riley he was co-curator of the “Tall Buildings” exhibition held at MoMA in 2004. He has served as Commissioner and Secretary of the New York City Public Design Commission since 2006. He was the editor of Seven Structural Engineers —The Felix Candela Lectures in Structural Engineering, published in 2008 by MoMA. His project “On the Water—the NY/NJ Upper Bay” won the 2007 AIA College of Fellows Latrobe Research Prize. The research was published in On the Water | Palisade Bay and served as the inspiration for the MoMA workshop and exhibition "Rising Currents" in 2010. Nordenson was a recipient of the AIA’s 2009 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement Award.

Nordenson was the structural engineer for the Museum of Modern Art expansion in New York, the Jubilee Church in Rome, the Simmons Residence Hall at MIT in Massachusetts, the Disneyland Parking Structure in California, the Santa Fe Opera House, and over 100 other projects. He is active in earthquake engineering, technology transfer, long-range planning, and research.

The lecture is co-sponored by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. It is free and open to the public.