On 24 October 2013 Guy Nordenson joined host Brian Lehrer and fellow panelists Amory Lovins, Richard Kauffman and Margot Anderson in WNYC’s The Greene Space for a discussion on climate adaptation. The panel was in collaboration with the Marfa Dialogues/New York, a series of events taking place in New York during October and November that examines climate change science, environmental activism and artistic practice.
The Corning Museum of Glass Expansion is steadily progressing as seen in the above video of over 400 cubic feet of concrete being poured last August for the gallery floor. With the floors now in place construction will begin on the 20ft tall serpentine concrete walls in the exhibition spaces. You can follow news of the museum’s progress here.
Guy Nordenson and Associates’ collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop on the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion in Fort Worth TX is almost complete. With the new pavilion set to open on November 27, a number of news outlets have provided a sneak peek at the building and construction process. View more photos here and videos of construction here.
Guy Nordenson and Associates is pleased to announce the recent award of funding by the Rockefeller Foundation for the study “New Directions in Coastal Resilient Design Strategies—Four Integrated Designs.” Guy Nordenson will serve as lead investigator of the study, along with Princeton University colleagues Ning Lin, James Smith, and Michael Oppenheimer, and will collaborate with the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, the City College of New York School of Architecture, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The project will investigate the implementation of four coastal resilience design strategies around vulnerable coastal populations affected by Hurricane Sandy in the mid-Atlantic region.
This month’s Smithsonian magazine previews Steven Holl Architects’ Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China, which will open to the public later this year. The museum is composed of a series of winding gallery passages that culminate in a topmost suspended gallery. As the structural engineer for the design of the museum, Guy Nordenson and Associates used
As a member of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, Guy Nordenson is pleased to share the Climate Risk Information 2013 Report (PDF), part of Mayor Bloomberg’s larger plan for "A Stronger, More Resilient New York". To highlight the plan, The Mayor’s Office has released statements of support by leaders and environmental experts, including Nordenson’s:
"There have been a lot of ideas about how to better protect the City from coastal flooding and the related consequences of climate change. I think that what came out of Sandy was the sense that there are diverse strategies that are available and that need to be developed in parallel.
GNA is pleased to be a included in the 2013 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards presented by the Structural Engineers Association of New York for the Ruth Lily Visitors Pavilion at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.