Monday, July 20, 2009

SOM's William Baker wins prestigous structural engineering award

Posted By on 07.20.09 at 01:30 PM

Blair Kamin reports that William Baker, a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, became the first American to win the Fritz Leonhardt prize for structural engineering. In 2007, Wired ran an excellent profile of Baker that's worth a read; he's one of the great living engineers.

Elsewhere in architecture: Whereblog has some shots of the new High Line park in Manhattan. The deck chairs built on rails are genius. It makes me want the Bloomingdale Trail even more.

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