HMEI Faculty Seminar: Building Forms That Adapt to the Natural Environment
Sigrid Adriaenssens, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, will present “Building Forms That Adapt to the Natural Environment” for the final talk in the fall 2021 Faculty Seminar Series presented by Princeton's High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI).
Adriaenssens will discuss the challenge of designing lightweight structural systems that are conducive to a resilient and sustainable built environment, but must be implemented at large spatial scales over periods of decades to centuries. Adriaenssens — whose research focuses on the mechanics and design of slender large-span shells and membranes under extreme natural loading — has innovated structural and architectural systems ranging from adaptive shading devices for buildings, to coastal storm-surge barriers.
Ning Lin, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, will lead a discussion and Q&A after the main presentation.
In-person attendance is currently available for registered Princeton University ID holders only and face coverings are required. In-person attendance is contingent on University guidelines for indoor events — updates will be posted as necessary. The livestream is open to the public and the University community.