|Born on||18 November 1912 in Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA, North America|
|Deceased on||6 April 2006 in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA, North America|
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Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.
Employed at Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co. designing streamlined railroad cars.
Returns to MIT for a year's graduate work in business and engineering administration under a Sloan Foundation Fellowship.
Employed at Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division in Buffalo, New York as a project stress engineer on the P-40 Warhawk aircraft.
Head of Curtiss-Wright's Research Laboratory, later renamed the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory (CAL).
Begins specialized research and development work on air-supported (inflatable) structures at CAL's new Development Division in Buffalo.
Founds his own company, Birdair.
|Beginning of the 1980s||
Guest lecturer at the University of Buffalo's Department of Architecture.
Retires from Birdair, Inc. as president of the company.
Structures and Projects
Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:
- Haj Terminal, King Abdul Aziz International Airport
- Le Radôme
- Leavey Center
- Steve Lacy Field House
- US Pavilion (Expo '70)
- Pontiac Silverdome - Birdair, Inc.
- L'art de l'ingénieur. constructeur, entrepeneur, inventeur. Éditions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France), pp. 84. (1997):
- Engineering A New Architecture. Academy Editions, London (United Kingdom), pp. 10, 13. (1996):
- Light Structures - Structures of Light. The art and engineering of tensile architecture. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel (Switzerland), pp. 14-15, 77-91. (1996):
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