Meet two landscape architects who tell the story of competing against top firms in the world to win the opportunity to design a one-of-a kind botanical garden for the city of Chicago: the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park.
Running time 6:45 minutes.
There are few cities in the U.S. with the number of tall buildings that New York City has, and also few cities with a water system as old. As a matter of fire prevention, taller buildings are required to have two sources of water, and one of those is usually a tank on the roof.
Running time 3:08 minutes.
"Seeing your drawing come to life and become a real building is absolutely fantastic." When Penn Station needed a new front entrance, they called upon architect Frances Halsband, and she called upon her knowledge of geometry.
Running time 3:06 minutes.
In the 1800s, New York City required that all buildings higher than 6 stories be equipped with a rooftop water tower. This was necessary to prevent the need for excessively high pressures at lower elevations, which could burst pipes.
Running time 1:55 minutes.
How do you design a park that is ideal for both people and animals? The landscape architects and engineers at the US Forest Service work with problems like these to create the best parks around the country, and they solve them using math.
Running time 4:28 minutes.
Building places to live and work in extreme environments takes architects that understand how to play by a different set of rules. Take your students to NASA's Johnson Space Center and the University of Houston, to meet architects that are tackling the challenges. Architecture in outer space is all about problem solving!
Running time 4:55 minutes.
Building a 72-story skyscraper like Trump Tower in New York City is no easy feat. That’s where structural engineers like Ysrael Seinuk come in. This movie explains how shapes are at the foundation of structural engineering.
Running time 3:02 minutes.
Travel over five hundred feet underground with Chief Engineer Eileen Schnock. The tunnel she's working on must be able to deliver over a billion gallons of water a day to one of our largest cities. It's a fun job but a strong background in math and science is key.
Running time 2:42 minutes.