Off to lecture on structural membrane developments

Robert Off, Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies I.M.S. in Bobingen, Germany, lectures on new structural membrane developments on Monday, November 12, at 5:45 p.m., in 100 Rapson Hall. Off is a founding member and director of the Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies in Bobingen, Germany, and has taught at universities around the world on subjects that include architecture theory, seminars on the works of Buckminster Fuller (University of Hannover, Germany), and workshop on "textile building" (University in Dhaka, Bangladesh). He is also a professor for real estate development at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and in 2004 he was made professor in-charge for developing the first ever international master course on membranes structures at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. In addition to his teaching, Off has several patents pending on designs for membrane and skin structure systems and components.

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