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Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

PhD Candidate Catherine de Wolf is one of four winners of the 2016 Hangai prize, awarded to outstanding papers presented at the annual IASS Symposium by younger members of the Association. De Wolf presented this paper at the 2016 Symposium, “Spatial Structures in the 21st Century,” held in September 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Angeline C. Jacques

Assistant Professor Caitlin Mueller won the Tsuboi Award in September 2016 for the outstanding paper presented at the 2015 International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium, “Future Visions” in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

Designing energy-efficient buildings can be challenging: Incorporating features that decrease the energy needed to run them often increases the energy-intensive materials required to build them, and vice versa. Now an MIT team has demonstrated a computer simulation that can help architects optimize their designs for both future operational energy and the initial energy required for making structural materials — at the same time.

Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Irina Chernyakova

MIT professor John Ochsendorf has been named as the 23rd Director of the American Academy in Rome (AAR). Ochsendorf, a professor with dual appointments in the Departments of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering, will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017, after which he will return to MIT.