This Saturday, September 9, SoA professor Guy Nordenson will moderate a symposium at the Kimbell in Fort Worth, Texas, titled Komendant and Kahn: Engineer and Architect at the Kimbell Art Museum.
As part of the 50th anniversary of the Kimbell, expert engineers, architects, and art historians will discuss the working relationship of two brilliant Estonian-born colleagues: structural engineer August Komendant, a pioneer of precast, prestressed, thin-shell concrete, and Louis I. Kahn, creator of modernist architecture with monumental forms and poetic light. Their dynamic but sometimes contentious collaboration produced some of the most innovative, acclaimed buildings of the twentieth century, including the Salk Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum. Nordenson, who teaches structural engineering and architecture at Princeton, organized the conference and will be in conversation with speakers from MIT, the Estonian Academy of Arts, and Rice University, among others.
The event is free and will be held from 10am to 1pm at the Kimbell. Full details here.