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Inventions for Change Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, LEED Partner, Skidmore, Owing & Merrill LLP


Madrid Civil Engineering and Architecture Lectures

26 April 2017 19:00 h, Sala Verde Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos Calle del Profesor Aranguren, 3, 28040 Madrid Free entrance

Organized by

Departamento de Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras

Invention is essential to address urgent needs in the built environment. As population growth continues and demands on our cities increase, new ideas are constantly needed to address urban planning, architecture, and engineering through creative use of materials, construction techniques, and building operations. Inspirations from natural growth and human behavior are key to developing ideas that adapt to changing climate and depletion of resources. Awareness is key to solving complex issues and the collaboration between academic study, research, and practice is critical. The presentation will focus on new ideas including those already implemented into buildings and others under development. Inventions will focus on increased performance of building structures and designing environmentally responsible buildings. The examples with vary in scale from long-span to tall and will consider many different programmatic uses. Ideas will range from components in buildings to entire cities and the work shown will include projects from around the world.

BIO Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, LEED, is a Partner of Structural and Seismic Engineering at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in San Francisco, California. He received his BS Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Connecticut where he is a Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Engineers and his MS Degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University. He also received an honorary Sc.D degree from Clarkson University. His career has focused on developing innovative structural engineering solutions for over 100 major building projects around the world, including some of the world tallest. Mark holds 14 U.S. and international patents for high-performance seismic structural mechanisms and environmentally responsible structural systems. He teaches studio design courses at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Cal Poly, California College of the Arts, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, and the Pratt Institute and has the written the book entitled “Design Tall Buildings – Structure as Architecture” with the second edition just released by Routledge -Taylor & Francis.

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