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Spring 2007 Fazlur Rahman Khan Lecture Series

Fazlur Rahman Khan (1929-1982)

One of the foremost structural engineers of the 20th century, Dr. Fazlur Rahman Khan (1929-1982) epitomized both structural engineering achievement and creative collaborative effort between architect and engineer. Only when architectural design is grounded in structural realities, he believed can "the resulting aesthetics…have a transcendental value and quality." It is in this spirit that Lehigh University endowed a chair in his honor, and established the Khan Lecture Series.

The lecture series honors Khan’s legacy of excellence in structural engineering and architecture. See www.lehigh.edu/frkseries for more details on the series and these lectures planned for spring 2007:

Mark P. Sarkisian
“Khan’s Vision”
Lehigh Class of '85 (MS, Structural Engineering)
PE, SE, Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
February 9, 2007, 4:10pm
Sinclair Laboratory Auditorium

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Man-Chung Tang
Chairman of the Board, T.Y. Lin International
“Why? Why Not? What If?”
March 16, 2007, 4:10pm
Sinclair Laboratory Auditorium

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W. Gene Corley
Senior Vice President, CTL Group
“Learning from the Attacks on an American Icon: World Trade Center Building Performance Study”
April 20, 2007, 4:10pm
Sinclair Laboratory Auditorium

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The Khan Lecture Series is organized by Dan M. Frangopol, the first holder of Lehigh’s Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture.

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006

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