Architectural Design | Math in the Middle of Design


In this show, learn about the process of becoming an architect.  Architects learned a lot about building better safety codes from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, also known as the "Galloping Gertie." This bridge opened in July 1940 and soon after it began to move vertically during windy conditions. The bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940.

Deborah Snow, a residential architect, explains how the skills of math, art and science are used during design.  Architects can help design new buildings, but they also help renovate older buildings by studying the best way to preserve the structure.

Learn some of the architecture features that famous architect, I. M. Pei, created for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.