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Guy Nordenson, “Structures of Coastal Resilience”

October 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Guy Nordenson

2014–15 Nadine Carter Russell Endowed Chair Lecture LSU School of Architecture Guy Nordenson, structural engineer and professor at Princeton University, will present a lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium, room 103.

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Image of lower Manhattan from On the Water | Palisade Bay

Nordenson has been named one of two 2014–15 Nadine Carter Russell Chairs, a rotating residency shared among the four disciplines within the LSU College of Art & Design—this year, hosted by the School of Architecture. Nordenson will serve as the Nadine Carter Russell Chair for the fall 2014 semester, and Kiel Moe, associate professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design and co-director of the Energy, Environments & Design Research Lab, will serve as the Nadine Carter Russell Chair in architecture in spring 2015.

Nordenson is a partner at Guy Nordenson and Associates in New York and a professor of architecture and structural engineering at Princeton University. He practiced structural engineering in San Francisco and New York. In 1987 he established the New York office of Arup, where he was a director until 1997 when he began his independent practice. His current projects include the expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston with Steven Holl and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC with David Adjaye and Phil Freelon. He currently serves as commissioner of the New York City Public Design Commission, as a member of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, and as a board member of the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy. Nordenson’s research project On the Water | Palisade Bay won the 2007 AIA Latrobe Prize and was published in 2010. The project and book served as the inspiration for the MoMA workshop and exhibition Rising Currents.

In his lecture, Nordenson will present the work of a Rockefeller Foundation–funded project led by his research team at Princeton, including teams from Harvard University, City College, and the University of Pennsylvania, to develop “Structures of Coastal Resilience,” in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Architects who attend the lecture qualify for one hour of continuing education credit, thanks to the support of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (

Image of Guy Nordenson by Dominique Nabokov


October 6, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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LSU Design Building, Room 103
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 United States
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