Prof. Segal teaches “Civil Engineering Design A” at Hofstra University. This course is a senior-level engineering design studio in which students design an open-air roof structure. In the course students communicate their design ideas by building physical models, drawing, performing calculations, writing, and delivering presentations. Throughout the semester practitioners serve as guest critics during design reviews.


(for conference publications, underline indicates the presenter, † indicates the paper was not presented orally, and * indicates the paper was displayed as a poster)

Segal, E. M. (2018). “Physical Form-Finding: A Central Design Method in a Structural Engineering Studio Course.” IV International Conference on Structural Engineering Education, Madrid, Spain.


  • Mitchell, M. M. (2018). “Higher Learning: Design in Reverse.” Civil Engineering, 88(5), 20-21.