Seismic Design

McGill University professors Dr. Effie Bouras and Ghyslaine McClure are on the hunt. They’re searching for designers and researchers who take innovative approaches to seismic design. The exhibit they’re planning recognizes that the frequent earthquake-related catastrophes often lead to engineered solutions, while leaving out aesthetics. Instead, Bouras and McClure will focus on proposals that do not “sacrifice a design aesthetic for conventional structural solution.” For more, see their website.

The submission deadline is June 1, 2012. Send a brief synopsis of the project, photos of the building and/or models to info@mechanikllc.com with “DX exhibit” in the subject line. And look for the professors’picks this fall, exhibited at Toronto’s Design Exchange.

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