Hi! My name is Dorie Golkin and I am a senior in the Civil Engineering department. I am also getting a certificate in Visual Arts. My senior thesis research, which incorporates my background in engineering as well as art, will be on the restoration of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. I am going to focus on how the aesthetic architectural choices affect the structure of the building. I will analyze the issues the building has had and the current restoration choices.
Poster presentation on Jan 11, 2008
I’ll be using finite element analysis to examine the effect of several design elements on the thermal stresses in the outer shell of the Guggenheim museum.