The Structure of Design: An Engineer’s Extraordinary Life in Architecture

Thu, Sep 7, 2017
The Monacelli Press

In The Structure of Design, Leslie Earl Robertson offers a personal and accessible chronicle of the partnerships and problem-solving that forged so many classics of modern architecture. He recounts his famous collaborations with architects, including Minoru Yamasaki, Philip Johnson, and I. M. Pei, among many others, and his delight in working with leading sculptors such as Richard Serra and Beverly Pepper. Join us for an illustrated talk that combines personal reflections and professional insights on “An Engineer’s Extraordinary Life in Architecture.” The Skyscraper Museum offered 1.5 LUs for AIA Members for this program.

Leslie E. Robertson

Leslie E. Robertson, one of the world’s leading structural engineers, collaborated closely with architects to create the innovative designs of the original World Trade Center, the U.S. Steel Tower in Pittsburgh, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, Shanghai World Financial Center, and Lotte World Tower in Seoul. He retired as a partner in the firm Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA) at the end of 1994, continuing to work on LERA projects through 2012. He now practices as See Robertson Structural Engineers, LLC and also serves as a Design Director with the Robert Bird Group, a global consulting engineering firm.

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