Structural Engineer and Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Sigrid Adriaenssens is a structural engineer and associate professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, where she directs the Form Finding Lab. She has a PhD in lightweight structures from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. She worked as a project engineer for Jane Wernick Associates, London, United Kingdom and Ney + Partners, Brussels, Belgium, where she found the form for the courtyard roof of the Dutch National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam (2011). At Princeton, she co-curated the exhibition ‘German Shells: Efficiency in Form’ which examined a number of landmark German shell projects. She is first author of Laurent Ney: Shaping Forces (2010) and Shells for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization (2014). The pursuit of better structural urban forms runs as a Leitmotif through her research and teaching.