Seminar: Daniel Inocente and Georgi Petrov (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)

February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Architecture in the Age of a New Frontier


Daniel Inocente – Senior Architectural Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Georgi Petrov – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Architecture is an agile discipline which is characterized by the convergence of new capabilities. The integration of systems designed to improve the behavior and performance of an idea have a tremendous impact on the goals and process of designing any kind of Architecture.  By working together with expertise in the space industry to design environments for human habitation we can push the boundaries of how we integrate emerging technologies into the practice of architecture for new paradigms of habitat design. Working with scientists, engineers, and researchers from government, industry and academia has the potential to advance methodologies which will lead to new ideas for Space Architecture.

In this talk, endeavors in Space Architecture demonstrate the requirements for developing habitable systems which could lead to sustainable solutions for future space exploration missions and influence how we approach the design and engineering of building systems. The application of customized computational methods used to define efficiencies in geometry, material interfaces, structural design, and systems integration presents us with opportunities to simulate the behavior of designs for inhabiting a highly constrained environment without disregarding the most fundamental aspect of human centered experiences.

Daniel Inocente is a Senior Architectural Designer with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in New York City, New York. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategic methodologies for building systems and structures across sectors which include skyscrapers, transportation, aviation, cultural, government, science, urban planning and space architecture. He works on inventing unique design & computational methodologies to advance the building sciences through systems integration and human centered design. He considers the thoughtful integration of social, environmental, structural and material conditions as necessary for generating intelligent solutions. He also works with leadership in building international partnerships with academia, industry and government to advance the discipline of Architecture through research at SOM.

Georgi Petrov is practicing architect and structural engineer. He is an Associate Director in the structures group at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he works on highrises and long span structures in North America, Asia and the Middle East.   He is a licensed Architect and Professional Engineer. He is an adjunct professor at NYU where he teaches Design of Tall Buildings.

All graduate seminars hosted by the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering are FREE and open to the public. Attendance is required for all enrolled CaSE graduate students.

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