Published November 18, 2019
In line with our 50th anniversary focus on innovation in building and materials, we take a look back into the catalog of Professor Annette LeCuyer, who has authored several books on building technology in contemporary architecture.
In 2016, she received the UB Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring. In 2017, LeCuyer and UB architecture Professor Brian Carter were inducted as Honorary Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Her professional experience includes positions with Foster Associates and Allies and Morrison Architects, where she led the design teams for award winning projects in London and at Cambridge University.
This book by professor Annette LeCuyer provides an introduction to the characteristics of ETFE and its applications in construction. It explores the specific characteristics of ETFE building skins in the areas of structural behavior, light transmission, insulation, acoustics, fire engineering and environmental modification.
Yesterday's standards and processes are rapidly becoming out-dated, and it is high time that the most recent advances are documented in a systematic overview by Annette LeCuyer.
The work in Radical Tectonics, by Annette LeCuyer champions the ingenuity of craft and the exploration of surface form and creative expression to set new benchmarks of spatial complexity for the 21st century.