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Organizing Institutions & Acknowledgements

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University (GSAPP) offers six master’s degree programs: Master of Architecture, Master of Science Advanced Architectural Design, Architecture and Urban Design, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, and Real Estate Development. With an enrollment of 650 students from some 55 countries, the School serves as a leading laboratory for testing new ideas about the environmental designer’s role in a global society. It cultivates an atmosphere in which all of the disciplines devoted to the built environment are invited to think differently, to move beyond the highest level of professional training, opening a creative space within which the disci-plines can re-think themselves in order to find new settings and new forms of professional, scholarly, technical, and ethical practice. www.arch.columbia.edu

Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is one of nine departments in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. Offering undergraduate programs in civil engineering and engineering mechanics, it provides students with a firm technical basis while nurturing decision-making and leadership potential. The civil engineering program, accredited by ABET, has four concentrations: structural engineering; geotechnical engineering; construction engineering and management; and water resources and environmental engineering. On the graduate level, the department offers programs leading to the MS degree, the professional degrees of Civil Engineer or Mechanics Engineer, and the Doctor of Engineering Science (EngScD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. These programs are flexible and allow for concentrations in structures, construction engineering, reliability and random processes, soil mechanics, fluid mechanics, hydrogeology, continuum mechanics,finite element methods, computational mechanics, experimental mechanics, acoustics, vibrations and dynamics, and earthquake engineering, or any com-bination thereof, such as fluid-structure interaction. www.civil.columbia.edu

Institute of Building Construction at Technische Universität

The Institute of Building Construction at Technische Universität Dresden is devoted to both research and teaching in all areas of building construction. Research and development activities are carried out in close collaboration with industrial and institutional partners and thus reflect and address the current and future demands of the building industry. The main fields of research at the Institute are the use of glass in construc-tion and the energy-efficient performance of building envelopes. Important topics are the structural use of glass, the use of composite construction materials, and the structural bonding of glass elements, especially the use of adhesive bonding. In the field of energy efficiency in relation to building envelopes, the aesthetic and structural design of photovoltaic elements and the building physics of facades are subjects of current interest. www.bauko.bau.tu-dresden.de

Acknowledgements

The Engineered Transparency conference would not have been possible without the energy, good will and intellectual rigor of the conference chair, Michael Bell, who has been supported by a group of dedicated advisors and collaborators including:

Christian Meyer and Bernhard Weller; Edwin B. Hathaway and Susan Trimble; Diana Darling and William Menking; and Phillip Anzalone, Mehmet Bozatli, Anne Burt, Luke Bulman, Cory Clarke, Josh Draper, Lou Fernandez and the GSAPP AV crew, Heather Hatch, Jeannie Kim, Reinhold Martin, Detlef Mertins, Joan Ockman, Benjamin Prosky, Devon Ercolano Provan, John Ramahlo, Stephanie Salomon, Mark Taylor, Bernard Tschumi, Melissa Cowley Wolf and Jieun Yang.

Convened by:
The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation,
Columbia University in the City of New York
Mark Wigley, Dean

In Collaboration with:
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University
Christian Meyer, Chair and Professor

Institute of Building Construction,
Technische Universität Dresden
Bernhard Weller, Director and Professor

Engineered Transparency has been generously underwritten by the exclusive sponsor:
Oldcastle Glass
www.oldcastleglass.com

Exclusive media sponsor:
The Architect’s Newspaper
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