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Robert Silman Associates


Main Office:
32 Old Slip, 10th Floor
New York, NY  10005

Additional Offices:
Washington D.C.
Boston, MA
Ann Arbor, MI
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
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Structural Engineering – New Construction
Historic Preservation
Adaptive Reuse
Structural Investigation
Building Envelopes
Sustainable Engineering

“This has been the vision of Silman since its beginning as a one-person New York based practice in 1966. Since then, Silman has grown to a staff of more than 130 among its three offices in New York, Washington DC, and Boston, of whom over 50 have professional registrations and more than 20 are LEED Accredited Professionals or Green Associates. To provide the highest quality structural engineering services possible, the principals have fostered an approach centered on constant collaboration among owners, architects, and other consultants. Our engineers are trained to be effective listeners, creative problem solvers, and knowledgeable about all facets of the construction process. After participating in more than 18,000 projects, Silman has earned recognition as one of the leading firms in the country for its innovative spirit in the design of new architectural works and the sensitive modification of existing structures.
History of Silman
In the late ’60s, our staff began to increase, and in 1970 Robert Silman formed the partnership Zoldos/Silman, Consulting Engineers.” [read more]

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Selected Projects

House in the Rockies
Cincinnati Museum Center
Brooklyn Post Office
Andrew Mellon Building
Carnegie Hall Studio Towers
787 Eleventh Avenue

more projects


Written by Gregory Brooks

February 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm

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SL Rasch

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SL-RASCH GmbH Special and Lightweight Structures
Kesslerweg 22
D 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Phone: +49-711-9011 48 911
Fax: +49-711-9011 48 999
E-mail: mail@sl-rasch.com

Design / engineering of Lighweight Structures

    Areas of Expertise:

Tent Structures
Retractable Umbrellas
Convertible Roofs
Special Structures
Lighting Systems
Research Studies

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Written by Gregory Brooks

May 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

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Achim Menges – architect, educator

Prof. AA Dipl. (Hons), Architect AKH

Achim Menges, born 1975, is an architect and professor at Stuttgart University where he is the founding director of the Institute for Computational Design. Currently he also is Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and and Visiting Professor for the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program at the Architectural Association in London.

In 2002 Achim Menges graduated from the AA School of Architecture in London with Honours. He has taught at the AA as Studio Master of the Emergent Technologies and Design Graduate Program from 2002 to 2009 and as Unit Master of Diploma Unit 4 from 2003 to 2006. From 2005 to 2008 he was Professor for Form Generation and Materialisation at the HfG Offenbach University for Art and Design in Germany. In addition he has held visiting professorships in Europe and the United States. From 2004 to 2009 Achim Menges was a partner in OCEAN NORTH London/Frankfurt.

Achim Menges practice and research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of evolutionary computation, algorithmic design, biomimetic engineering and computer aided manufacturing that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His work is based on an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with structural engineers, biomimetic engineers, computer scientists, material scientists and biologists. His institute is part of the German Competence Network for Biomimetics and the German Competence Network of Computer Science in Architecture. His research projects have been published and exhibited worldwide and received a number of international awards. Achim Menges has lectured widely and published more than 80 papers and articles and 8 books on his work and collaborative research in recent years.

ACHIMMENGES.NET provides an online display of both selected design research conducted at numerous academic institutions and selected design projects developed in various collaborations.

(above text and images from http://www.achimmenges.net) `

Written by Gregory Brooks

November 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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