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Maria Garlock

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University

Areas of expertise

  • Structural art
  • Resilient building design for large earthquakes and fires, as isolated and as combined multi-hazard events.

Major works

  • Co-author of the book Felix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist, with David Billington
  • Co-curated various exhibitions with scale models and instructional displays that teach about exemplary structural engineering designs.
  • THE ART OF SPANISH BRIDGE DESIGN: a website that provides a window into the culture of creative, passionate Spanish engineers, who designed bridges that are worthy of being classified as structural art. http://spanishbridges.princeton.edu/
  • FELIX CANDELA: ENGINEER, BUILDER, STRUCTURAL ARTIST: a website that portrays the remarkable thin-shell concrete structures of Candela as pure engineering works of art. http://mcis2.princeton.edu/candela/main.html
  • FAZLUR KHAN: STRUCTURAL ARTIST OF URBAN BUILDING FORMS: a website that highlights some of Khan’s most significant buildings and innovations. http://khan.princeton.edu/

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About Me

Maria Garlock is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University and the Director of the Program in Architecture and Engineering. She received her BSE and Ph.D at Lehigh University in 1991 and 2002, respectively, and her MSE at Cornell University in 1993. She has been a Professor at Princeton since 2002. Before joining academia, Dr. Garlock was a design structural engineer in New York City working for Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA).

Courses and Programs taught by Maria Garlock