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Mark Sarkisian: A Dialogue of Structure, Architecture, and City

  • HKU Shanghai Study Centre 298 North Suzhou Road Shanghai Shi, 200002 China (map)

Join us November first for an enlightening talk by Mark Sarkisian on new challenges facing architects and structural engineers, as well as his own career of developing innovative solutions.

About Mark Sarkisian

Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, LEED, is a Partner of Structural and Seismic Engineering at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in San Francisco, California.  He received his BS Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Connecticut where he is a Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Engineers and his MS Degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University.  He also received an honorary Sc.D degree from Clarkson University. His career has focused on developing innovative structural engineering solutions for over 100 major building projects around the world, including the 421 meter-tall Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai. Mark holds 14 U.S. and international patents for high-performance seismic structural mechanisms and environmentally responsible structural systems.  He teaches studio design courses at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Cal Poly, California College of the Arts, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, and the Pratt Institute and has the written the book entitled “Design Tall Buildings – Structure as Architecture” with the second edition just released by Routledge -Taylor & Francis.

All AIA Members will receive 1.5 LUs for this lecture.