Alfred Rheinstein was a civil engineer and builder noted for developing low-cost housing projects in the NYC area. He graduated with a civil engineering degree in 1911 from Princeton University.  In his honor,Prof. Adriaenssens plans to spend award toward the study of low-cost, forced-modeled, shell structures made of low strength waste materials. The forms of these shells, will be form-found and optimized for earthquake loading and other extreme loads. Not only do these shells show great potential to be aesthetically pleasing and economically efficient, but also provide the community effective shelters in times of natural disaster.