The University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Friday May 1, 2015
Distinguished Lecturer Greg Otto
Avaya Auditorium in ACES building (12:00 – 12:45)
Annual UT Architectural Engineering Student Show
Design Lab in ECJ building, Room 5.406 (12:00 – 3:00)
Refreshments, music and open-house exhibit of student work.
(see maps + parking suggestions below)
Greg Otto – Principal, Walter P. Moore
“Minding the Gap -Structural engineering as a multi-disciplinary pursuit”
(click here for poster)
The divide between architecture and engineering is significant in contemporary practice. Historically the fusion of architecture and engineering has produced some of the most culturally significant built work. The lecture will cover the recent work of Greg Otto and his team at Walter P Moore where, as structural engineers they are extending their remit beyond the silo of traditional structural engineering to a more robust platform of multi-disciplinary thought to deliver design innovation.
During his career of over 19 years, Greg Otto has developed a significant portfolio of work that ranges from small, art-centric projects to large-scale commercial, stadia, cultural, airport, and mixed-use projects, with the common denominator being the tight integration of design and engineering. His specialties include long-span structures, tensioned fabric/membrane structures, and building façade engineering and design.
Greg Otto’s visit and lecture is part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series in the UT Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.
Map to ACES building at UT (12:00-12:45 lecture).
Avaya Auditorium is on ground floor in center of bldg.
Map to ECJ at UT (12:00 – 3:00 open house / exhibit).
Student Show is in Room ECJ 5.406.