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Saarinen’s shells: The evolution of engineering influence
Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium
  • Rob Whitehead, Iowa State University
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IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium
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September 15–19, 2014
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This paper will examine the collaborative practice relationship between Eero Saarinen & Associates and Ammann & Whitney Engineers during their decade-long partnership in designing and documenting three concrete shell projects: Kresge Auditorium, TWA Terminal, and Dulles Airport Terminal. The variable range of the buildings’ formal expressions can be traced back to a corresponding level of involvement and influence from the structural engineers, resulting in a shift of Saarinen’s designs.

This proceeding was published in Brasil, Reyolando M.L.R.F. and Ruy M.O. Pauletti, eds, Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium.

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Rob Whitehead. "Saarinen’s shells: The evolution of engineering influence" Brasilia, BrazilProceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 Symposium (2014)
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