The May issue of Civil Engineering included a “Higher Learning” feature by Margaret M. Mitchell on Prof. Segal’s form-finding design studio course, “Civil Engineering Design A.” In the course, students use physical form-finding techniques to develop designs for a pavilion roof structure. Mitchell concluded her article by stating that:
He plans to stick with physical models for the time being. “Students just need a lot of time to play, experiment, reflect, and get feedback” as they develop their design skills. And that’s what he offers in this course—a space to create and test the limits of the laws of nature and the bounds of their own creativity.
For additional information on the course visit Form-Finding Design Studio.
Thank you to all of the students that have taken the course and provided feedback. Also, thank you to the many practitioners that have served as critics, speakers, and hosts.