Felix Samuely - pioneering engineer
Thursday 17 September
5.00 - 6.00pm
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The engineer Felix Samuely made his name in the UK working with some of the leading Modern Movement architects. He adopted a number of innovative structural techniques both before and after WWII. Samuely had a unique ability to create structural form as an integral part of architecture and was a strong influence on subsequent generations of engineers including Frank Newby and Tony Hunt. This lecture will look at some of his projects and their pioneering techniques.
David Yeomans has taught structural design and building conservation in schools of architecture as well as practicing as an engineer specialising in timber structures. He has published on the history of building technology as well as on the conservation of structures. He is currently vice chairman of the Construction History Society.
The image shows the construction of the steel frame for the 1935 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea with Serge Chermayeff and Erich Mendelsohn