On Exhibit: Felix Candela
by Columbia News Staff
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery’s first exhibition of 2012, “Felix Candela,” offers a comprehensive look at the career of the famed Spanish-born architect. Candela is celebrated for his feats of architectural engineering, which transformed thin-shelled concrete into the visual poetry of soaring, sweeping roofs. For the exhibition, curators Juan Ignacio del Cueto Ruiz-Funes and Angustias Freijo brought together 21 scaled models, photographs, a documentary film, and videos and animations of Candela’s emblematic designs. A selection of original architectural drawings and renderings are from the Drawings and Archives Collection at Columbia’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, which is home to one of three repositories of archival materials related to Candela’s life and career, and includes personal and professional correspondence, architectural drawings and photographs of his work. “Felix Candela” will be on display until March 31 and is free and open to the public. Hours of the Wallach Gallery are Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 1 to 5 p.m.
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In Memoriam: Joseph F. Traub
Professor Joseph F. Traub, founder of the Computer Science department, died Monday, August 24, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM. He was 83. Most recently the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Computer Science, Traub was an early pioneer in the field.
Traub's work on optimal algorithms and computational complexity applied to continuous scientific problems.