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2012 News in Brief



Margaret Wildnauer awarded travel fellowship

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Margaret Wildnauer Graduate student Margaret Wildnauer has been awarded a Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship from the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation based on her essay and research itinerary for travel. Her research plan is to look at different types of environmentally friendly buildings all over the world, in different climates. Her essay discussed the importance of considering the environment in defining a structure as art, in addition to the three E’s — economy, elegance and efficiency — defined by David Billington in his book, “The Tower and the Bridge.” Wilnauer plans to look at the Eden Project (England), Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre (South Africa) and the NK’Mip Desert Cultural Center (Vancouver, Canada), among other buildings.