High-Tech Tall Buildings
Friday, January 24, 2014
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170
“High-Tech Tall Buildings” presentation by Ripley Rasmus, Director of Design, HO+K, St Louis, MO. This lecture is cosponsored with the HOK-SARUP Skyscraper Studio. For more information about this speaker’s visit, contact Associate Professor Josef Stagg.
Bio: Ripley Rasmus, AIA, LEED AP, is the director of design for HOK’s St. Louis office. His expertise includes corporate, commercial and public projects, with a focus on high-performance buildings and sustainable design. He has been the lead designer on a number of buildings: Lambert East Terminal; Edificio Malecon in Buenos Aires; Torre La Nacion in Buenos Aires; Williams Technology Center in Tulsa, Okla.; Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Weldon Spring; New Indianapolis Airport.
Lecture Summary: "High-tech" has to do with the kind of building we make. Rasmus works to both develop a practice that brings the most sophisticated design solutions to his clients and to incorporate and participate in the development of the most sophisticated building technologies through the practice of architecture. This means that buildings should not be old by the time they are constructed.