Khalifa University announced today that it will host a lecture by renowned structural engineer William F. Baker on February 5th, 2013 at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), starting at 7:15pm, as part of its ongoing Distinguished Speakers Series. The event will be open to the public.
Mr. Baker, who is partner in charge of Structural Engineering at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP will discuss design philosophy and why each engineer should have one. He will use real life examples, including his work on the Burj Khalifa, and he will challenge modern architectural beliefs by encouraging engineers to retain control over the design process.
Mr. Baker is best known for the development of the “buttressed core” structural system for Burj Khalifa , the world’s tallest manmade structure. While widely regarded for his work on supertall buildings, his expertise also extends to long-span roof structures, such as the Korean Air Lines Operations Hangar  and the Virginia Beach Convention Center , as well as specialty structures like Broadgate-Exchange House and the GM Renaissance Center-North Lobby.