My name is Danny Weiss, and I am a senior undergraduate student studying Civil Engineering and Architecture at Princeton University. I am greatly looking forward to working with Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens this year on my senior independent thesis, exploring the renovation of churches and cathedrals in increasingly secularized Europe. We will be using existing form finding techniques to most efficiently create a program that reorganizes unused church spaces into service oriented projects, whether that be homeless shelters, shelters for abused women, etc. I spent the summer interning for the organization Bridges to Prosperity, and hope to continue pursuing work in a similarly humanitarian vein once I finish my undergraduate degree.
Weiss D., Adriaenssens S. (2012). ‘A new approach for shell form finding combining numerical and physical design tools’.CST2012 The Eleventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia.(submitted).