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An Evolutionary Solution for an Evolutionary Problem

Figure 1: Fundamentos Líquidos (Liquid Foundations), 2018, bricks, wood, queen conch shell, 120 x 200 x 100 cm The artist Stefania Strouza engaged CRAFT to assist in actualizing the concept for her piece Fundamentos Líquidos (Liquid Foundations). Fundamentos Líquidos is a sculpture which speaks to the relationship between the infrastructure of Mexico City and the history of its ground water. As the city population grows, […]

2019 Year End Newsletter


Polycentric Pavilion

The Architecture and Art Invitational, Design After Design, at the XXIst Triennale di Milano International Exhibition (2016) challenged designers to build full scale installations re-contextualizing established architectural terms in exciting new ways. Polycentric Pavilion was conceived by New York firm nARCHITECTS and built in conjunction with CRAFT | Engineering Studio and Extravega Fabrication Milano. The […]

Newly renovated Billie Holiday Theatre reopens May 12th, 2017

We are proud to be a part of the team responsible for the renovation of the historic Billie Holiday Theatre. The theatre re-opened this past Friday night, May 12th, capping a six year process of design and construction. The Billie Holiday Theatre, which first opened in 1972, has been a prominent part of the community […]

Post-tensioned Concrete at Further Lane

East Hampton, New York For a private residence in the Hamptons, the design of this signature lap pool is both a feat of imagination and engineering. The pool, designed by Selldorf Architects, clear spans 75 feet across the ocean-view veranda, with a transparent acrylic bottom. Carrying 24,000 gallons of water, the structure of the span needed […]

Structural Patterning and SMO Research

In response to interest in structural surface design for novel forms, CRAFT has been researching a two-pronged approach to its structural surface design—Section Modulus Optimization and Stress Patterning. After the initial steps of discretization and Finite Element Analysis, the goal is to use the data gathered as a parameter in the adjustment of surface properties. […]

Corning Museum of Glass – Breaking Glass Bleachers featured in Architect’s Newspaper

In 2014, CRAFT | Engineering Studio collaborated with Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects to design the CMoG The Breaking Glass Bleachers to add additional auditorium space to an underutilized corner of the museum. To integrate design and analysis for the highly customized structure, the team developed an iterative process using within the Grasshopper environment using Karamba 3d as a real time FEA solver. The project was recently featured recently […]

City Beach NYC featured online and in print

The City Beach NYC project has been featured in several articles in the past few months as news has began to leak out about its design. CRAFT’s Nathaniel Stanton SE was asked to describe his role in the project and some of the challenges that a structural engineer would encounter in designing a structure that floats.

City Beach NYC begins crowd funding

The City Beach NYC project is now up and running online, so be sure to add yourself to the contact list for the latest updates. The crowd funding campaign has also officially been kicked off on Indiegogo. There are a number of Perk Packages associated with your contribution that include private receptions, picnics and much […]

Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame receives National AIA Award

Trahan Architects received the National AIA TAP Building Information Modeling Award for the use of BIM technology in the design process in the design of the Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of fame. CRAFT teamed up with David Kufferman Structural Engineers and Method Design in collaboration with CASE to design and engineer the specialty […]