SEC Seminar and Dinner Meeting –

In the Footsteps of Vitruvius:
Design and Construction Durability Lessons Learned from the Hands-on Study of Two Thousand Years of Historic Construction

Presenter: Matthew Bronski, P.E., FAAR

Matthew Bronski is a Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH). For the past 23 years, his practice has focused on investigating and diagnosing the causes and consequences of building envelope problems in historic buildings (both traditional and modern), and designing appropriate repairs and restorations to solve those problems.    He leads SGH’s Preservation practice area across all seven SGH offices nationwide.

Matthew holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tulane University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. in Historic Preservation also from the University of Pennsylvania.

Matthew has led SGH’s envelope investigation and restoration design efforts on numerous highly significant buildings, including buildings designed by H.H. Richardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Paul Rudolph, Josep Lluis Sert, IM Pei, Philip Johnson, and Louis Kahn. He has extensive experience with the assessment and restoration of mid-century modernist icons, exposed concrete facades. He has written and lectured extensively on historic preservation and the durability of new construction, on topics ranging from preservation philosophy, to facade inspections of masonry buildings, to slate and clay tile roofing, to matching concrete repairs to weathered historic concrete facades. He has served as an invited guest lecturer or guest critic for architecture or historic preservation courses at numerous universities, including Harvard, MIT, UMass Amherst, and Yale. 

In 2009, he became only the second engineer in 113 years to be awarded the prestigious Rome Prize.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
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