Brett Schneider is educated as both an architect and an engineer. After earning his bachelor's degree from Williams College, he pursued joint master's degrees in Architecture and Structural Engineering at Princeton University. He is currently a senior associate at Guy Nordenson and Associates, where he has practiced as a structural engineer since 1998. Recently completed projects include the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa and the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion in Fort Worth, TX. Current projects include the Menil Drawing Institute at the Menil Collection in Houston, TX.
In addition to teaching structures at RISD, Schneider has recently been a visiting critic at Parsons School of Design (School of Constructed Environments) and a visiting lecturer at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University. He has also previously taught integrated design of architecture and structure at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.
Schneider's primary interest in practice and teaching is the integration of architecture and structural engineering in design - how these two disciplines inform each other and in their overlap lead to new frontiers of design.
Fall 2017 Courses
- ARCH-2354-01 Advanced Topics In Architectural Technology
- ARCH-2178-03 Integrated Building Systems
- ARCH-2152-01 Structural Analysis
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