A number of GNA projects were in the spotlight this week, including the 54,000sm ChinPaoSan Necropolis in Taiwan with Steven Holl Architects featured on ArchDaily; the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center in Houston TX with Johnston Marklee featured in W magazine; and a preview of the Corning Museum of Glass Expansion (pictured above) with Thomas Phifer and Partners in The New York Times.
Guy Nordenson and Associates is pleased to have published a feature article in the May 2014 issue of Civil Engineering Magazine on the structural design and engineering of the newly opened Kimbell Art Museum Expansion. Read the full article here.
The National 9/11 Memorial Museum was ceremonially opened by President Obama yesterday and will officially open to the public on 21 May 2014. Guy Nordenson and Associates, working with Davis Brody Bond and Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, devised a method of supporting the approximately 270ft wide portion of the slurry wall within the Memorial Museum, allowing a full height segment of the original wall to be exposed while also providing adequate waterproofing and blast protection.
Last winter Guy Nordenson delivered a lecture at the Great Hall of The Cooper Union as part of The Architectural League of New York’s “Current Work” lecture series. The League recently posted a video of the talk, a portion of which can be viewed above, or in its entirety here. Additionally, the League has also published a conversation between Guy Nordenson and Thomas Phifer, in which they discuss their long history of collaboration, finding poetry in roof beams, and the authenticity of structure.
Construction is steadily progressing for the National Museum of African American History and Culture located on the National Mall in Washington DC. The museum has added a construction camera to track the day-by-day progress—check out the photos and a time lapse video of construction here.
"Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren’t We?" was the topic of the 31st Social Research conference organized by the Center for Public Scholarship at The New School in New York. As part of the conference, Guy Nordenson spoke about natural and structured flood barriers and fostering urban resilience to climate change.
Please join Guy Nordenson and Associates on Tuesday 06 May at the Museum of the City of New York for a discussion on innovation in conjunction with the current exhibition Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile.
The New York Times recently hosted Cities for Tomorrow, a conference addressing ways of creating urban environments that meet the needs of citizens in smarter and more resilient ways. Guy Nordenson sat down with The New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman and fellow panelists Benjamin Cook, Eric Klinenberg, and Henk Ovink to discuss “Water: The Challenge of Too Much and Too Little.”
Last week the Corning Museum of Glass celebrated the installation of the main gallery’s final concrete roof beam. The beams are closely spaced exposed precast concrete joists that are 4ft deep and 3.5in thick and span up to 60ft between the gallery walls and the steel perimeter structure.
These roof joists will support a custom fabricated steel skylight structure and will also diffuse light entering the gallery space from above.