Sigrid Adriaenssens

Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Sigrid Adriaenssens is a structural engineer specializing in the form finding and optimization of structures. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where she directs the Form-Finding Lab. Sigrid holds a PhD in lightweight structures from the University of Bath, UK, and worked as a project engineer for Jane Wernick Associates, London,UK and Ney + Partners, Brussels, Belgium . While at Ney + Partners, her projects won (inter)national architectural and construction prizes (2012 Golden Amsterdam Architecture Prize for Dutch Marine Museum, 2010 Wallonia Biennale of Architecture for the footbridge in Verviers, 2007 Belgian Steel Construction Award for the Pavillon Economique). She is the first author of Shaping Forces: Laurent Ney and the recently published book Shells for Architecture: structural form-finding and optimization. She co-curated the exhibition "Fazlur Khan:Structural Artist of Building Forms" and is preparing a new exhibition "German Shell Builders". You can find out more about her current work on Sigrid teaches courses on mechanics, materials and structures, durability and design, and structures and structural art.  She has pioneered new strategies for online and blended teaching methods in undergraduate courses such as "Mechanics of Solids" (CEE 205),  and "Social and Multidimensional Exploration of Structures" (CEE 463).