Guastavino Vaults New York: Innovation, Structure, and Splendor
Monday, June 2 at 6:30 pm
Join MIT professor John Ochsendorf for a book signing and slide lecture about the work of the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company. When the Guastavinos arrived in New York from Spain in the late 19th century, they brought with them an innovative building technique—thin tile structural vaulting—that was lightweight, loadbearing, and incredibly beautiful. These vaults grace some 250 structures in New York City. A MacArthur “genius awardee," Ochsendorf is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010).
Co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York, Catalan Institute of America, Institut Ramon Llull, and the Consulate General of Spain in New York.
$15 for Museum members; $25 general public.
For more information, or to order tickets by phone, please call 917.492.3395.