Why Teach Structural Art?

What is Structural Art?

The term Structural Art , defined by Professor David P. Billington of Princeton University in his 1983 book "The Tower and the Bridge" , identifies the art form of the structural engineer as works that are efficient, economical, and elegant.  These structures were developed with a conscious effort to create aesthetically pleasing designs, while maintaining the constraints of safety, serviceability, and economy. A work of structural art not only seamlessly integrates elegance and efficiency, it is an honest representation of the forces flowing through a structure.