ARCH Lecture: “Tall Buildings: Architectural, Structural and Aerodynamic Design Considerations,” FFB-05, 12:50PM December 24 (EN)

Architecture Department Lecture:Tall Buildings: Architectural, structural and aerodynamic design considerations

Date:24/12/2018 Monday
Time, Place: 12:50, FFB-05

Despite their some negative effects, it is not possible to think of contemporary cities without tall buildings. Tall buildings are gigantic projects demanding incredible logistics and management, and influence building industry. Their design requires a unique collaboration particularly between the architect and the (structural) engineer. This interdisciplinary approach to resolving building planning, construction, and usage issues plays a vital role. Architects, planners, engineers, and contractors must develop a broad perspective for an understanding of the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings and their impact on a global scale. In this context, the role of the architect in the design of tall buildings has become progressively a major concern. Such a role presents the architect with an even greater challenge to realize the conceptual ideas as not only visually pleasant, but also as viable from the structural and constructional points of view. Consequently, the architects of today who design tall buildings must be aware of architectural, structural, and aerodynamic design considerations.

Dr. Emre Ilgın studied architecture at the Middle East Technical University (METU). After graduating in 2003, he completed his MSc and PhD degrees in Building Sciences – mainly focusing on tall building design – in 2006 and 2018 respectively, at the same university. Dr. Ilgın worked in some architectural offices & firms, and he has been teaching in several universities including METU as a part-time instructor for about 10 years. Dr. Ilgın is also one of the authors of the book – Tall Buildings: Structural System and Aerodynamic Form, Routledge, 2014. He has been taking part in design control and site supervision phases of numerous healthcare facility projects particularly including up to 4000-bed capacity (over 1.2million m2) integrated city hospitals for over 8 years as a healthcare specialist on behalf of Turkish Ministry of Health. Currently, Dr. Ilgın is conducting a post-doctoral study on parametric analysis between tall building structural system & architectural form, and teaching a master level course about tall building design in Aalto University, Finland.