Material Difference

by Amy Harrington, P.E., A senior engineer in Silman's New York City office.,
Justin Den Herder, P.E., An associate in Silman's New York City office.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2022, Vol. 92, Issue 5, Pg. 62-69


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: It was only fitting that the design of a center dedicated to the visual arts on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College feature an interplay of materials — from glass and concrete to steel and wood. But the structure’s unique design also called for another type of interaction, namely transformative cooperation between engineers, architects, fabricators, and builders.

Subject Headings: Colleges and universities | Glass | Concrete | Steel | Wood and wood products | Building design | Structural design | Architects

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