David Billington: An innovator and an inspiration

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David Billington was a scholar of structural art and an inspirational educator who introduced generations of engineering students to the history and evolution of their discipline. This paper reflects on the author's time as a graduate student studying under David Billington and the profound and lasting impact it has had on her teaching and scholarship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • David Billington
  • Pedagogy
  • Structural art

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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