Emily Colborne

My name is Emily Colborne and I am a member of the class of 2022 from North Carolina. In addition to my concentration in Civil and Environmental Engineering, I am pursuing a certificate in Architecture and Engineering. On campus I am heavily involved in Princeton Christian Fellowship and the Society of Women Engineers. For my senior thesis I am working with Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens and a team to explore options for the restoration of Anton Tedesko’s thin shell concrete roof covering the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society (PSCHS) ice rink. My project on the PSCHS structure will entail scientific, social, and symbolic analyses. For the scientific analysis, I plan to evaluate the importance of the tension cables under the rink and to discuss their pertinence to the structure (given that the shell also employs the use of buttresses). I hope to discover whether having both these components is redundant and plan to discuss the importance of restoring structures, specifically the PSCHS shell.

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