Gain practical knowledge on successful architect-engineer collaborations
Join in an engaging discussion at Kennedy Library as Clare Olsen, assistant professor at Cal Poly, and Sinéad Mac Namara, assistant professor at Syracuse University, delve into their book, "Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering." This event is part of the Conversations with Cal Poly Authors series. The talk is followed by a Q&A session, and is open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
"Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering" offers valuable insights on team-building, problem-solving, and preparing for real-world professional practice. This book serves as a foundation for interdisciplinary collaboration, empowering the reader to generate innovative proposals that optimize performance and aesthetics.
The authors architect Clare Olsen and an engineer Sinéad Mac Namara share their guidelines and experiences, emphasizing the importance of productive communication, interdisciplinary discussions and establishing shared goals and values. With numerous case studies throughout, the reader gains practical knowledge on successful architect-engineer collaborations.
Kennedy Library’s Conversations with Cal Poly Authors launched in 2011. Encouraging informal discourse across disciplines, each conversation matches a Cal Poly author with a faculty member from another discipline. Topics have included film noir, Cal Poly trees, reproductive rights, Latinx writing in Los Angeles, baseball in Taiwan and Buddhism in politics.