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Guy Nordenson is a professor of structural engineering and architecture at Princeton University, faculty associate of the University Center for Human Values, and author of "On the Water: Palisade Bay." Nordenson was the structural engineer for the Museum of Modern Art expansion in New York, designed by Taniguchi and Associates; the Jubilee Church in Rome, with Richard Meier & Partners; the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, with SANAA; the Simmons residence hall at MIT, with Steven Holl Architects; the Santa Fe Opera House; and more than 100 other projects.
He is active in earthquake engineering, including code development, technology transfer, long-range planning for FEMA and the USGS, and research. He initiated and led the development of the New York City Seismic Code from 1984 to its enactment into law in 1995 and is currently involved in the exhibition "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The 2011-12 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; InterContinental San Francisco; Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; McCall Design Group; Perkins + Will; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; SmithGroup; WSP Flack + Kurtz; WRNS Studio; ARCH Art and Drafting Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Long & Levit LLP; SRG Partnership; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Auerbach Pollock Friedlander | Auerbach Glasow French; BAR Architects; Dome Construction Corporation; Donald MacDonald Architects; J. H. Fitzmaurice Construction; ProPM, Inc.; TANNERHECHT Architecture; and Turner Griffin Haesloop Architects.