Drinks with a Designer: Leslie Robertson


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Monday, June 15, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P.
This program was part of the 2008-09 program calendar. Click here for information about our current season.

Leslie E. Robertson, founding Principal of Leslie E. Robertson Associates, will host a presentation and office visit of his structural engineering firm. The visit will feature an overview of work as well as a discussion about the integration of design in his projects. Drinks and casual conversation with the designer will follow the presentation.

Amongst many other structures, Robertson is responsible for the structural design of the World Trade Center (New York), the United States Steel Headquarters (Pittsburgh), the Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong), and the Puerta de Europa (Madrid) as well as many museums and the award-winning Miho Museum Bridge (Japan).

Robertson is currently working with I.M. Pei and the Pei Partnership on the Macao Science Center in Macao, China, and has completed designs for the Suzhou Museum in Suzhou, China and the Museum for Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. He worked with Kohn Pedersen Fox to complete the Shanghai World Financial Center, which opened in 2008. Standing at 492 meters (1,614 feet), the project won the Best Tall Building in the World, 2008 award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The award jury stated that “the structure is nothing short of genius.”

Drinks with a Designer is brought to you by Design in 5. Design in 5 is a group of the Architectural League of New York, formed for designers of all disciplines 5 years or less out of school. Design in 5 responds to this youngest group of designers, providing unique opportunities and activities for exchanging ideas across disciplines, fostering camaraderie, and above all, having fun. Join us on Facebook for additional programming and information.

Photo courtesy of Leslie E. Robertson Associates