Associate Professor Adjunct
Powell Draper is a structural engineer and Director of Operations for the New York office of Schlaich Bergermann and Partner, an award winning international structural engineering design firm. His projects there have included the gridshell skylights for the upcoming Moynihan Station in New York and a new pedestrian bridge in Seattle. Previously he has worked on the design of a range of buildings, bridges, and ships. His collaborations include work with Bjarke Ingels Group, Grimshaw, Höweler + Yoon, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and other architects and designers. He has degrees in history from Wake Forest University and civil engineering from the University of Virginia. His doctoral dissertation in structural engineering from Princeton University provided the basis for a chapter he coauthored in Felix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist (Yale University Press), named as one of the best architecture books of 2008 by ArchNewsNow. His publications and research interests range from the history of engineering and structural art to new technologies for sustainable structures.
View Powell Draper's CV here.
Projects & Links
+(plus) Bridge, Boston, by Höweler + Yoon with Schlaich Bergermann Partner, 2016. Winning entry, Northern Avenue Bridge design competition, sponsored by the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects.
Moynihan Station Gridshell Skylights
Moynihan Station Gridshell Skylights, New York, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with schlaich bergermann partner, 2016.
Smithsonian Institution South Campus
Smithsonian Institution South Campus Master Plan, by Bjarke Ingels Group with Robert Silman Associates, 2015. Recipient 2016 AIA Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design.
11th Street Bridge
11th Street Bridge, Washington, DC, by Stoss, Höweler + Yoon, and Silman, 2014. Finalist entry for the 11th Street Bridge Park design competition.