Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
B.Eng., Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, 1995
M.Phil., Centre for lightweight structures, University of Bath, 1997
Ph.D., Centre for lightweight structures, University of Bath, 2000
Office: E332 Engineering Quad
Sigrid Adriaenssens is a structural engineer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, USA, where she directs the Form Finding Lab. She has a PhD in lightweight structures from the University of Bath, UK. She worked as a project engineer for Jane Wernick Associates, London, UK and Ney + Partners, Brussels, Belgium, where she found the form for the courtyard roof of the Dutch National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam (2011). At Princeton, she co-curated the exhibition ‘German Shells: Efficiency in Form’ which examined a number of landmark German shell projects. She is first author of Laurent Ney: Shaping Forces (2010) and Shells for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization (2014). A photograph depicting "Chocolate Grid Shell 2013" by Alex Jordan in collaboration with Sigrid Adriaenssens and Axel Kilian was featured in the Princeton University Art of Science 2013 exhibit.