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Plenary Session 1 IASS Honorary Membership Conferrals
0830-1000, May 21 (Mon)

Topic

Process of Development and Present Status of Construction of Large Span Spatial Structure in Korea
Taekjin KWUN
(Korea)
1957-1961: Bachelor of Science, Dept. of Mathematics Kyoung buk National University
1963-1965: Bachelor of Engineering, Dept. of Architectural Eng., Youngnam Univeristy
1965-1968: Master of Engineering, Dept. of Architectural Eng. Graduate school of Youngnam University
1972-1976: Doctor of Engineering, Major in Architectural Structural Eng., University of Tokyo, Japan
1977-1980: Associate Prof., Keimyung University
1980-2003: Professor, Sungkyunkwan University
2003-present: Emeritus professor, Sungkyunkwan University
1975- present: Member of IASS
1978- present: Professional Engineer of Korea
1984.8: Establishment of APCS
(The First Korean-Japan Colloquium on Shell and Spatial Structures in Jeju, Korea)
1992-1994: President, Computational Structural Engineering Institute of KOREA
2001-2004: President of KASS (Established in May 26)
2003-President: Honorary Member, National Academy of Engineering of Korea

Topic

Some Theoretical Researches in the Field of Spatial Structures
Shizhao SHEN
(China)
S.Z. SHEN, professor of Harbin Institute of Technology, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering; born in Zhejiang, China, December 18, 1933; graduated from Tongji University in 1953 for undergraduate education and from Harbin Institute of Technology as a postgraduate in 1956; president of Harbin University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (1990-1995); vice president of the Architectural Society of China (2001-2006); member of the Standing Committee of International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (2002-); vice chairman of Space Structures Committee, China Civil Engineering Society(1998-); senior consultant of the construction committee of the 2008 Olympic games; member of editorial committee, International Journal of Space Structures, China Civil Engineering Journal and Journal of Building Structures. He focused on the research and development of space structures since 1980s and has published about 200 papers and two monographs: ¡°Design of Cable-Suspended Structures¡±(The Construction Industry Publisher, Beijing, 1997; 2nd edition , 2005), and ¡°Stability of Reticulated Shells¡± (Science publisher, Beijing, 1999 ). He designed a few innovative space structures for gymnasiums, stadiums and long-span exhibition halls. He gained the National Prize of Science and Technology Progress, the Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize, the National Prize of Structure Design and the Lifelong Honor Award from Space Structures Committee, China Civil Engineering Society.
Plenary Session 3 IASS & APCS Plenary Session
0830-1000, May 22 (Tue)

Topic

Tensegrity : From Art to Structural Engineering
Rene Motro
(France)
Professor Motro, IASS member since 1979, is a Vice President since 2003; he is Chairman of the Technical Activities Committee since 2009. Born 1946, he has the designations Civil Engineer, DI, DE, HDR. He is Professor Emeritus and Past Director of the Laboratory for Mechanics and Civil Engineering (University Montpellier 2). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the IASS, and five other international journals. He is currently Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Space Structures. He was a co-founder of IASS Working Group 15 on Structural Morphology and served as Chairman of the first, fifth and sixth International Seminars on Structural Morphology (Montpellier 1992 and 2004, Acapulco 2008). Motro was the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for IASS Symposium 2004 in Montpellier, France. There are more than 260 items in his publication list, including a personal book entitled Tensegrity. Author of chapter 6 of the IASS Jubilee Book, he wrote also two other sections ¡°structural morphology¡± and ¡°tensegrity structures¡±. He is the editor of An Anthology of Structural Morphology, and of the book titled ¡°Structural Morphology and Configuration Processing of Space Structures.¡± He received IASS Tsuboi Awards in 1998, 2007 and 2009, as well as a ¡°Pioneers Award¡± in 2002.

Topic

Space Group¡¯s Spatial Structure Projects
Hae Cheon SEO
(Korea)
President Hae Cheon Seo has been recognized as one of the most prominent architect in Korea. With over 28 years of experience he has lead numerous high profile landmark projects both domestically and internationally. Mr. Seo¡¯s range of experience includes several award winning office/commercial project, sports facilities, mass housing, hospitals, and governmental/administrative facilities. His rigor and design process has greatly contributed to the advancement of contemporary Korean architecture. Over his career he has also mentored numerous others that have developed to their own prominence in architecture.
Plenary Session 4 APCS Plenary Session
1030-1200, May 22 (Tue)

Topic

Foldable Space Structures - Foldable Cylindrical Polyhedron and IKAROS Solar Sail
Koryo MIURA
(Japan)
Born in Tokyo, he graduated as Doctor of Engineering (University of Tokyo, 1959). He worked mainly in the field of space structures as Professor at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS). The ¡°Miura-ori¡± is one of his famous discoveries, followed by innovative proposals like the tension truss antenna, the variable geometrytruss,and one of the first foldable and smart systems. A member of the IASS since the early 1970s, he was awarded Honorary Membership in 2009. His recent invention, with T. Tachi, is the foldable cylindrical polyhedron,a 3D version of Miura-ori.

Topic

Advances of Spatial Structures in China ? Recent Developments and Applications
Tien T. Lan
(China)
Professor Tien T. Lan is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Building Structures, Chinese Academy of Building Research. He was affiliated with the research institution since 1964 and has been involved in the research and development of building structures for more than 40 years. His particular field of research is in spatial structures related to long span roofs. The past and ongoing works include both theoretical and experimental investigation with emphasis on space frames and membrane structures. He is noted for the leadership in working out a series of national codes and specifications for spatial structures. During his long and dedicated career, Professor Lan has been the recipient of the Pioneers¡¯ Award from the Space Structures Research Centre, University of Surrey, U.K. in 1993, and the National Award for the Advancement of Science and Technology from State Council for Science and Technology, China in 1998. He was dedicated as an Honorary Member by IASS in 2006. He took active part in founding the Committee on Spatial Structures under the China Civil Engineering Society and now serves as the senior member of the Committee. He is also the Honorary President of the Association of Spatial Structures, China Steel Construction Society. He was a long time member of the Executive Council and then the Advisory Board of IASS.
Plenary Session 6 IASS Torroja Medal Conferrals
1030-1200, May 24 (Thu)

Topic

Creating Architecture with Tensile Membrane Structures
Horst BERGER
(USA)
Horst Berger is known for his pioneering work in the design and engineering of tensile structures for architecture as demonstrated in such landmark buildings as the Denver Airport, the Jeddah Airport's Hadj Terminal, the San Diego Convention Center, Canada Place in Vancouver, the King Fadh Stadium in Riyadh and the Mitchell Performing Arts Center at the Woodlands. For the latter he was the principal designer of the architecture and structure, He was born and educated in Germany. After a one year study period at Iowa State College he returned to Stuttgart University where he received his Professional Degree in Civil Engineering (Dipl. Ing.) in 1955. Between 1955 and 1960 he designed bridges and civil engineering structures in Germany and Iran. Then he joined Severud Associates in New York, where he worked on many advanced structures such as the St.Louis Arch, Madison Square Gardens, the 1963/64 World's Fair, and the Marina City Towers in Chicago. From 1968 to 1991 he was a partner in Geiger Berger Associates and Horst Berger Partners, the firms which brought tensile structures into the world of important architectural buildings. In 1990 he joined the school of architecture at CCNY to head the structures program. In 2002 he was named a Distinguished Professor there. In 1996 he published his book ¡°Light Structures - Structures of Light". A soft cover second edition is available on the book market. For more information see his website <horstberger.com>. Horst Berger has been recognized for his role in ¡°Engineering the New Architecture¡± by Architectural Record and others. Most recently Horst Berger designed the extended roof of the Mitchell Pavilion, opened on May 1, 2009. For the extended roof structure he was both architect and engineer.

Topic

From Antiquity to Modern Shell Roofs
Sundaram RAJAGOPALA AYYAR
(India)
R. SUNDARAM,B.E., SM [M.I.T. USA], B.L., FIE., M.ASCE, M.ACI, M.IASS.
Mr. Sundaram is the Chairman & Managing Director of Sundaram Architects Private Limited, Bangalore, India, a reputed and one of the largest multi-faceted architectural and engineering consultancy firms in India. Mr. Sundaram has acquired the Master's degree from the world famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and has been practising both as a Consulting Structural Engineer and as an Architect since 1963. Earlier he was teaching as Visiting Professor in BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. He is a Registered Architect, a Member of the Council of Architecture, India. He has been responsible for the design of many outstanding structures which includes pre-stressed concrete structures, shell structures etc. Many of his innovative works have earned him laurels and awards both national and international. Recently he has been intimated by the President of IASS that the Executive Council of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures [ IASS ] based in Madrid, has voted Mr. Sundaram to confer on him the famous EDUARDO TORROJA MEDAL¡° in recognition of outstanding and distinguished contributions to design, construction, or research of shell and/or spatial structures¡±. IASS will confer the medal on him in Seoul, South Korea in May 2012 during the annual IASS. He has been actively participating in various international conferences since 1982 in different parts of the world and has been delivering Keynote/Invited lectures etc. He has been successfully conducting a number of International Conferences in India and abroad the recent ones being the Structural Engineers World Congress [SEWC] in Bangalore, India during November 2007 etc. He is currently the President of SEWC Inc. Worldwide, [HQ in San Francisco, USA] and also the President of SEWC-India. He is also on the Advisory Board of IASS.