Form Follows Functions - Computational design of the Hive and other works: Technical Lecture Series

Tristan Simmonds will explore his engineering work on sculptural projects including the 2015 Milan Expo UK Pavilion ‘Hive’ with artist Wolfgang Buttress, now residing at Kew Gardens. He will show how he has leveraged computational tools to design, detail and fabricate complex structures with limited resources.

Tristan speaks about his experiences with artists and how small offices can use digital tools to execute larger, more conventional projects.

About the speaker 

A graduate of the University of Bath, Tristan has more than 20 years of experience in the design and execution of building structures across the globe. Tristan served a long apprenticeship in lightweight structures under the late Brian Forster and subsequently became involved in the design of ‘complex’ projects and the development of digital design tools.

Tristan now runs his own firm where he provides design and engineering expertise on a wide range of projects, collaborating with international artists and providing specialist consultancy for engineering companies.

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Unable to watch live? The lecture will be added to the Institution’s YouTube channel after the event.

The Technical Lecture Series is supported by Trimble.

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17:30 for 18:00

Free To Attend

The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK

Tristan Simmonds

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