Join us to discuss Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering, a book by Clare Olsen and Sinead Mac Namara at the next Conversations with Cal Poly Authors. There will be time for audience questions; light refreshments will be served. The University Store will offer copies of Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering for sale.
About the authors
Clare Olsen has a bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a Masters of Architecture from UCLA. She has taught at Tulane University, Cornell University, and Syracuse University before becoming an assistant professor of architecture at Cal Poly. Her areas of expertise include beginning design, digital media and fabrication, interdisciplinary design and shell structures.
Sinead Mac Namara has a B.A., B.A.I., Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from Trinity College, University of Dublin; M.S.E., Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University. She teaches structural engineering courses for Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and mechanics courses for the College of Engineering.
About the book
Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering focuses on team-building and problem-solving between architects and engineers to prepare you for working together in practice. It provides an overview and foundation for interdisciplinary collaboration so that you can create innovative proposals for optimization, performance, and aesthetic goals. It also shows you how to solve real-world problems and how to engage creatively with technological challenges so that you can be a productive member of any team.
The authors, an architect and an engineer, share guidelines learned from their experiences and observations on how to insure productive communication, engage in interdisciplinary discussions, and establish common goals and values. Throughout the book are many case study examples of architect and engineer collaborations––such as those between SANAA and Mutsuro Sasaki, Foster + Partners and Buro Happold, Steven Holl and Guy Nordenson, and SHoP Architects and ARUP. The book also includes a discussion about integrated project delivery (IPD) contracts and administration, so you’ll be ready for better integration. – Amazon