John Ochsendorf is an award-winning structural designer and historian of construction; he is structural engineer at MIT. Trained in structural mechanics at Cornell, Princeton, and the University of Cambridge, he conducts research on the structural safety of historic monuments and the design of more sustainable infrastructure. He has collaborated on the design of several award-winning buildings around the world, and is a pioneer in the engineering use of traditional construction technologies for contemporary design. Ochsendorf is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) and is a recipient of the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and a MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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