Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Celebrating the completed "Droneport" prototype - a result of teamwork across disciplines and continents (from left): Matthew DeJong, ODB Structural Engineering, UK; John Ochsendorf, ODB, USA; Lord Norman Foster, UK; Peter Rich, South Africa; Philippe Block, ODB/Block Research Group, Switzerland.
John Ochsendorf is Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA.
Last updated: March 03, 2015 Cambridge, MA, USA
John Ochsendorf is a structural engineer with multi-disciplinary research interests including the history of construction, masonry mechanics, and sustainable design. He conducts research on the structural safety of historic monuments and the design of more sustainable structures.
He studied structural mechanics at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA; Princeton, NJ, USA; and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
He is author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (2010). His work has been supported by the Rome Prize, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, and numerous other international awards.
He presented “The absence of debate” at the inaugural Holcim Roundtable held at MIT Endicott House, Boston, MA, USA in 2014.