Guy Nordenson

Professor of Architecture

Guy Nordenson is a practicing structural engineer and professor of architecture at Princeton University. Recent projects include the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, the International African American Museum in Charleston SC, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth TX, and the Glassell School of Art, Menil Drawing Institute and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston TX. In New York he is overseeing the installation of David Hammons’ Days End sculpture in the Hudson River and working on the Frick Museum expansion. Since 2008 he has led research projects on coastal resilience and climate adaptation and co-written three books on the subject: On the Water | Palisade Bay (2010), Structures of Coastal Resilience (2018) and Four Corridors (2019). Nordenson has co-curated exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art including “Tall Building” (2004) and “Rising Currents” (2010). From 2006 to 2015 he was Commissioner of the NYC Public Design Commission and from 2013 to 2020 a member of the NYC Panel on Climate Change.


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