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“Firsts” Lecture, featuring John Ochsendorf

Thursday, October 20,   7:00 pm

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Description: The Department of Architecture at Portland State University, proudly announces its inaugural lecture series, titled “Firsts.” The second lecture features John Ochsendorf: an engineer and educator specializing in the history and technology of historic structures. He has studied a variety of alternative engineering traditions, including Guastavino thin tile vaulting and hand-woven, fiber suspension bridges of the Inca Empire. He is the first engineer to be awarded a Rome Prize (2007) and the first structural engineer to be awards a MacArthur Fellowship (2008). He currently teaches architecture and civil and environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Location:
Shattuck Hall Annex, SW Broadway & Hall
Cost:
Free