Rod Garrett, design director of the Washington, D.C., office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, died suddenly on June 27 while in Chicago, attending the American Institute of Architects convention. Garrett would have turned 54 on Aug. 7.Garrett, who joined SOM in 1986, focused on public and institutional projects and was considered an expert in the public agency and review process."He was recognized that way," says Mark Regulinski, managing director of SOM's New York City and Washington, D.C., offices. "He got his AIA fellowship designation on the strength of his expertise," he adds.GarrettHis recent projects include the master plan and
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.