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Eventscape NYC / Glass Bridge Exhibition & Presentation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UPenn and Eventscape have collaborated on creating a bridge made from glass and acrylic.

Eventscape recently participated in research with the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory at UPenn’s Weitzman School of Design that investigates the application of Polyhedral Graphic Statics in the design of lightweight glass structures. In this educational presentation, participants involved in the study will discuss the fabrication, assembly, and load-bearing capacity of a compression-dominant glass bridge constructed by the dry assembly of hollow glass units. Attendees will have an opportunity to view the glass bridge prototype and learn how the researchers addressed the challenges related to building a large-scale structure using glass as the primary structural system.

Free Registration required at: https://glass-bridge-presentation.eventbrite.com

The full scale prototype of the bridge will be on display and a research presentation will start at 6:30pm with the following panelists: 

Gareth Brennan – President and Founder of Eventscape

Masoud Akbarzadeh – Assistant Professor & Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Yost – Professor & Director of Graduate Studies Villanova University

Mohammad Bolhassani  – Assistant Professor City College of New York

Yao Lu – PhD Student and University of Pennsylvania

The presentation will be followed by a round table discussion with the following guests:

Winka Dubbeldam – Director of Advanced Research & Innovation Lab (ARI), Professor, Chair of Architecture, UPenn

Catie Newell – Associate Professor & Director of MSc in Digital & Material Technologies University of Michigan

Nat Oppenheimer – Executive Vice President & Senior Principal of Silman

Nader Tehrani – Dean of Cooper Union & Principal of NADAAA will make a cameo introduction



Learn more at www.eventscape.com.


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


5-25 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States
Event Format
Live (indoor)
Event Type
Exhibition, Talk/Lecture, Special Event
Design Trade Only
Design Discipline
Architecture, Digital and Technology, Product Design, Interior Design