Structural engineer Vincent J. DeSimone—an innovator with an outsize personality known for his ability to creatively support his architect-clients as they curved, twisted and stretched their building envelopes—died on Nov. 16, just two weeks shy of his 79th birthday.
U.K.-based design firm Atkins names industry veteran George Nash to run its North America unit, replacing exec who resigned; U. of California-Berkeley academic taught and researched for multiple decades.
Susan M. Baer, 65, an aviation-sector pioneer who was the first person to manage all three major New York City-area airports and the first woman aviation director at the Port
Authority of New York & New Jersey, died on Aug. 9 in Upper Montclair, N.J.
In his 1970s design vision for a permanent parliament in Australia’s capital of Canberra, according to an online government history, architect Romaldo “Aldo” Giurgola said the structure could not be built on top of the hilltop site, “as this would symbolize government imposed upon the people.