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Thu 02.13.2014

Exhibition Opening | Considering the Quake

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Where: At The Center   

Join us for the opening of  Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge.

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge explores the elegant, and oftentimes, elusive intersection between the aesthetics of architectural form and the technicality of structural design, through the lens of earthquake engineering. Curated by Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng and founded/curated by Dr. Effie Bouras, of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, this exhibit emerged from their research on the resiliency of emergency shelters and civil protection buildings, such as schools and hospitals, in earthquake zones throughout the world.

International in scope, projects include, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture’s (OMA) groundbreaking Taipei Performing Arts Center, CCTV and Shenzhen Stock Exchange; Daniel Libeskind’s Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco with OLMM Consulting Engineers; Singapore/Tokyo based, Studio SKLIM’s, Earthquake resistant Hansha Reflection house, work by California-based Tipping Mar Engineers and Degenkolb Engineering- the oldest seismic engineering firm in the USA; Star Seismic, an innovative seismic technology, firm based in Utah that has pioneered the engineering and design of buckling restrained braces (BRBs) and Kinetica Dynamics. Several other original projects are also featured.

Considering the Quake was originally presented at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. At the Center for Architecture in New York, it will include an installation by SOFTLab in consultation with engineers from Arup.

This event is an initiative of the 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.‘

Organized by
: Center for Architecture

Price: Free

Considering the Quake was originally presented at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. At the Center for Architecture in New York, it includes an installation by SOFTLab in consultation with engineers from Arup.

Exhibition Curator: Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng, of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Exhibition Designer: SOFTLab and Pentagram


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Are We on Shaky Ground? Earthquakes and New York City
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Earthquakes – How well are we prepared?
Monday, March 24, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hands-On Workshop: Understanding Earthquakes and Seismic Design
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FamilyDay@theCenter: Earthquakes vs. Buildings
Saturday, April 26, 2014, Two sessions 11 am -1 pm and 2 - 4 pm

Exhibition Open House
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 

 

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SPONSOR
Robin Reigi

Surface Pros generously provided by Microsoft

Displays provided by Planar Systems

This pro­gram is presented in conjunction with the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY Chapter 2014 pres­i­den­tial theme “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision


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