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Keynote Lectures 

ICSA2010 will feature a number of stimulating keynote lectures by prominent experts.

List of keynote speakers as of 7th May, 2009:

CONCRETE IMMATERIAL STRUCTURES


   

André Tavares   

Arch, PhD,    
University of Minho    
Guimarães, Portugal   


André Tavares is an architect.
He received his professional degree from the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto in 2000. He has worked with several Portuguese institutions, such as the Museu de Serralves on educational programs, Ordem dos Arquitectos in professional issues, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian on urban politics and Casa da Música as editor. He his currently chief-editor of Dafne Editora, a small Portuguese architectural publisher. His current research maps how concrete has transformed architectural practice in the first years of the twentieth century, based on circumstantial connections between Portugal, Switzerland, France and Brazil. Among his recent publications are Arquitectura Antituberculose (Faup-publicações, 2005) and Os fantasmas de Serralves (Dafne, 2007) and Novela Bufa do Ufanismo em Concreto (Dafne, 2009). Presently he teaches at the Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal.

THE CHANGING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARCHITECTS AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS 

 
   

Angus MacDonald  

BSc, PhD, FSA(Scot),  
HonFRSGS  
School of Arts, Culture  
and Environment  
Edinburgh, Scotland  


Professor Macdonald was originally trained as a structural engineer. His current research and teaching interests include the relationship between structural engineering and architecture, the history of the relationship between structure and architecture in the Modern and Post-modern periods and Cultural Landscape. He has written extensively on these topics and is the author of nine books.
Professor Macdonald is currently the Professor of Architectural Studies at the University of Edinburgh, where he has been the Head of the Department of Architecture and the Head of the School of Arts, Culture and Environment.

THE ARCHITECTURE OF SPECIAL STRUCTURES


   

António Reis  

Technical University of  
Lisbon / GRID  
Lisbon, Portugal  


António José Luís dos Reis was born on 1949 in Funchal, Portugal. In 1972 he was graduated in Civil Engineer by the Technical University of Lisbon and in 1977 he concluded his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering by the University of Waterloo – Canada. He is Professor of Bridges and Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, and Technical Director of his own design office - GRID-Consulting Engineers, established in 1979.
He has been responsible for the design of many prestressed concrete, composite bridges, cable stayed bridges and special steel structures, namely large span roof structures.
In 1997 get the National Secil Award of Civil Engineering by the design of “The João Gomes Bridge”, in 2002 he has been awarded by  the “Académie Royal des Sciences” in Belgium, for his contributions to the design and construction of bridges and civil engineering; in 2005 he received an award from the European Convention for Construction Steelwork (ECCS) by the design of the Steel Roof of the Dragão Stadium  in Porto (the 2nd stadium of the EURO 2004), and in 2006 he was distinguished with the “Comenda da Ordem de Mérito” given by the President of Republic of Portugal. 

AN ONTOLOGY OF THE STRUCTURED SPACE 


   

Bjørn Normann  
Sandaker  

Oslo School of   
Architecture and Design  
Oslo, Norway   


Bjørn N. Sandaker has a background in structural engineering (M.Sc.) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, as well as from studies of art history and architectural history and theory. His Ph.D. was received at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Sandaker’s particular academic interest focuses on the borderline between architecture and engineering, that somewhat blurred but identifiable frontier both uniting and separating the requirements for utility, space and architectural expression and the needs for strength, stability and stiffness.
Sandaker is Professor of architectural technology at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and has for over twenty years specialized in the cross-over discipline of structural design in architecture, teaching undergraduate courses as well as master courses in which structural mechanics are taught alongside studio work aimed at architectural design. A number of international book publications have resulted from this research and teaching area: The Structural Basis of Architecture with Arne P. Eggen, The Whitney Library of Design, New York (1992) (also published in Oslo, London, Basel and Milan); Steel, Structure and Architecture with Arne P. Eggen. The Whitney Library of Design, New York (1995) (also published in Stuttgart); On Span and Space. Exploring Structures in Architecture. Routledge, Oxford (2008).
 

ARCHITECTURAL VALUES, ALTRUISM AND INNOVATION IN A CHANGING WORLD  


    

Ian Ritchie   

Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd  
London, England  


Ian Ritchie is an architect with an international reputation for design and innovation, particularly in materials and construction technique. He has his own practice based in London (est. 1981) with a network of sister offices in Europe, and he co-founded Rice Francis Ritchie (RFR) design engineers, Paris (est. 1981). In addition to architectural projects, Ian is often asked to act as masterplanner for national institutions and cities as well as conceiving and designing international exhibitions for major European galleries.
He has received innumerable national and international awards for his work including many RIBA Awards, the last four of which have been on the Stirling Prize shortlist, and personally honoured with a CBE, the French Academie d’Architecture Silver Medal for Innovation, the Italian Iritecna Prize for Europe, Eric Lyons Memorial Award for European Housing and the Commonwealth Association of Architects Award for the Advancement of Architecture.

AESTHETICS AND FORM IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING


   

Julio Martínez Calzón   

Prof. Dr. Civil Engineer   
   Director of MC2    
Madrid-Spain   


Julio Martínez Calzón was born in Valencia in 1938. He is a Civil Engineer devoted to the design and construction control of large bridges and structures, especially to composite construction. He concluded his PhD in Civil Engineering in 1966 at the Technical University of Madrid, Spain, where he is a Professor of Steel and Composite Structures. He is the director of MC-2 Estudio de Ingeniería SL. This company has designed several bridges, high-rise buildings and special structures in Spain and America.
He considers himself as an humanist engineer who always wished to be identified with the Renaissance spirit of a global view over the human being achievements.
Since 1970 he has designed more than 20 bridges in Spain, Canada and Uruguay. He has been involved withn the structural design of 24 buildings, working together with eminent architects such as: Navarro Baldeweg (Museo de Altamira, Teatros del Canal), Pei (Torre Espacio), Cruz y Ortiz (La Peineta), Foster (Collserola), Miralles y Tagliabue (Gas Natural), Moneo (Diputación Cantabria), Arata Isozaki (Palau Sant Jordi) and Vázquez Consuegra (Torre de Cádiz).
Author of several publications such as: Composite Structures. Theory and Practice (1996); Anaelastic calculation and behaviour of reinforced and prestressed concrete Structures (1972); Steel-Concrete Composite Construction (1978). He chaired three international meetings on composite bridges (1993, 1996 and 2002).


NEW TRENDS ON MEMBRANE AND SHELL STRUCTURES. EXAMPLES OF BAT-SAIL AND CUSHION-BELT TECHNOLOGIES 


  

Robert Off  

Anhalt University of  
 Applied  
Sciences /  I.M.S .e.V  
Bobingen, Germany  


Robert Off was born on 1957 in Augsburg, Germany. In 1984 he obtained his BAI diploma in Architecture at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, being awarded with a Special Prize for the BAI for Diploma Thesis “Integrated Living in Spatial Polyeder Structures”. In 1987 he obtained his diploma in architecture at the Technical University Berlin and in 1995 he concluded his PhD in Architecture at the TU-Berlin Faculty of Architecture.  Between 1988 and 2004 he was the director of the architectural consultancy practice - Atelier 1, Augsburg, Germany. 
Lecturer of Architectural Theory at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, (1987-1994). Researcher Assistant at the TU-Berlin (1990-1994). Lecturer of Membrane Structures at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (1998-2002). Professor at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (2002). Professor in-charge for developing the International Master Course on Membranes Structures at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Surveying, Dessau, Germany (2004). In 2006 he started the first ever academic Master course in Membrane Structures in the world. Professor in-charge for the organization and conducting of the Master course. 
Founder member and director of the non profitable Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies - I.M.S .e.V, Bobingen, Germany (1999).  Since 2005 this institution became an Associated Institute of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.Author of several patents related with membrane structures such as: a composite membrane-foam building method (1998) and buildings with stiffened membrane structures as outer skin (2003). Author of some several projects in that field: Membranptur - Augsburg University of applied sciences (Augsburg), Art Acoustic Membrane - Hauptschule (Bobingen), Bat-Sail Kloster (Hülfensberg), Bat-Sail Kindertafel (Berlin), UFO-Wing - Shopping Centre Konsument (Dessau), Car Park Cover (Dessau) and Bus Terminal (Königsbrunn).

NEW APPLICATIONS IN TIMBER CONSTRUCTION 


    

Yves Weinand  

EPFL  
Lausanne, Switzerland  
Bureau d’études Weinand  
Liège, Belgium  


Yves Weinand obtained his architecture diploma in 1986 at the Institut supérieur d’architecture Saint-Luc in Liège/Belgium. After having worked as independent architect in Helsinki/Finland, in New York/USA and in Brussels/Belgium, he studied civil engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, obtaining his diploma in 1994. Assistant at the chair of structures at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, he presented his PhD-thesis “Sichtbare Spannungen“, in 1998.
Since 1996, Yves Weinand is owner of the Bureau d’Etudes Weinand, structural engineers and architects consulting in Liège/Belgium. In 2001, he was nominated ordinary professor at the Institute of Structures, Faculty of Architecture at the Technische Universität Graz/Austria. Since 2004, he is professor and head of the Laboratory for timber constructions IBOIS at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne/Switzerland.



 
 
 
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