Cooper Union's comprehensive 4-year structures curriculum culminates in a semester-long project wherein a team of three designs the complete structural system for a steel-and-concrete high-rise building. All aspects and stages are accounted for, from calculating tributary areas, dead loads, and concrete strength, to preparing a column schedule, to detailing footings, flat plates, and reinforcement.
All drawings done in AutoCAD.

Professors Ysrael Seinuk, Sheng Shi, Elizabeth O'Donnell
Cooper Union; 2009