international association for shell and spatial structures

  • Annual IASS Symposium 2018, Boston

Annual IASS Symposium 2018, Boston

  • 16 Jul 2018
  • 20 Jul 2018
  • Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Boston, USA

In July 2018, the annual Symposium of the IASS – International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures – will take place in Boston, an American hub of academics and innovation. Hosted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the symposium aims to bring together leading designers and researchers working in the fields of structural engineering and architecture from around the world.

The symposium theme, Creativity in Structural Design, celebrates work in the built environment that pushes beyond the status quo and synthesizes across disciplines to solve important problems of today and the future. Empowered by recent advances in computation, materials, and fabrication, creative structural design is expanding possibilities for shell and spatial structures.

IASS 2018 Boston will take place from July 16 to July 20 on the campus of MIT, with the iconic shell structure of Kresge Auditorium as the principal venue. The technical tours on July 20 will feature Boston-area landmarks, including works by Pier Luigi Nervi, Buckminster Fuller, and the Guastavino Company.

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