Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel Design

Instructor(s)

THIS COURSE IS ALL ABOUT DESIGN, NOT CALCULATIONS. LEARNING OUTCOMES INCLUDE AN INCREASE IN YOUR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW STRUCTURES WORK, AND DETAIL THE SAME. PORTFOLIO WORTHY DESIGN PROJECTS.

Using an international database of case studies this course examines in detail the architectural design, specification, fabrication and construction process for Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). It references the standards that were developed by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. Lectures will address topics including, the AESS Category Approach, fabrication standards and practices, project communication, tensile structures, diagrid structures, curved steel, castings, pedestrian bridges, steel with glazing, steel with timber. The work of the term will use current steel based competitions to explore detailed design application of the material.

The term’s knowledge will focus on DESIGN PROJECTS that requires the students to design and detail architecturally exposed structural steel systems, connections and buildings.

The overall intention is to provide you with a high level appreciation of steel structural systems and an adeptness for detailing that is appropriate to the specific project and building type. The work of the term is intended to provide you with some signficant pieces for your portfolio.

The course reflects the research of my new book on Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel published by Birkhauser in January 2015.

Student Work Gallery

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    rendering of lookout
    Christina Vogiatzis
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    technical drawings
    Christina Vogiatzis
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    competiton panel for the design of a steel structure
    James Kwon / Phil Carr-Harris
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    competiton panel for the design of a steel structure
    James Kwon / Phil Carr-Harris
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    competiton panel for the design of a steel structure
    James Kwon / Phil Carr-Harris