An exhibit on Felix Candela, featuring models and animations by Princeton students, is now on display at the MIT Museum. In this video, Maria Moreyra Garlock describes the structural beauty and simplicity of thin-concrete shell structures built by Candela during the mid 20th century.
David Billington, a Princeton professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received the 2008 Distinguished Award of Merit from the American Council of Engineering Companies.
At first glance, engineer Felix Candela's creations seem more like sculptures than buildings. Yet they are so sturdy that a group of students has spent the past three summers building models and studying how the Spanish-born Candela blended art and engineering.