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K-State Today

March 30, 2015



Technical director of One World Trade Center to present lecture

By Thom Jackson

The architecture department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design and the architectural engineering and construction science department in the College of Engineering will jointly host a lecture by Nicole Dosso, technical director of One World Trade Center, as part of the ARCH and AECS Lecture Series.

Dosso's lecture, "Innovation of the World Trade Center," will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union. The lecture is free and the public is welcome.

A director at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Dosso joined the firm in 1998. She is a recognized expert in the technical challenges and solutions associated with the design of tall buildings in complex urban contexts. She has extensive project experience that includes work on some of her firm's key projects at the World Trade Center site: 7 World Trade Center and One World Trade Center.

Dosso's other high-rise work in New York includes the Baccarat Hotel and Residences developed by Starwood Capital Group; 250 W. 55th St. commercial office building for Boston Properties; 383 Madison Ave., the former Bear Stearns headquarters; and the exterior renovation of 2 Broadway, a 1.2 million-square-foot office tower in the financial district that houses the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Dosso is currently involved in the Manhattan West Platform, a 2.6 acre, post-tension precast platform over the railroad tracks between 31st and 33 streets, Dyer Avenue and Ninth Avenue for Brookfield Office Properties. She also is involved in the master plan development for this site, which is planned to develop property proposed for office, residential, hotel and retail use. A landscaped plaza is planned to connect the proposed buildings.

Other current projects include a 70 story, 1 million-square-foot mixed-use building with retail, health club, office, hotel and residential space for the Related Co. at the Hudson Yards site in New York. She also is involved in a 2.1 million-square-foot mixed-use building, under the Four Seasons brand, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and a variety of other commercial, residential and hospitality projects throughout the Middle East.

She has been featured in articles in Fast Company, Architect magazine, Architectural Record and Gotham magazine, as well as on Fox News. She has received the Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities award at Boston Architectural College; a Presidential Citation from the American Institute of Architects for contributions at the World Trade Center site; Building Design + Construction's 40 Under 40 award for the class of 2012; Crain's New York Business' 40 Under 40 award for the class of 2012; and was honored by Professional Women in Construction for contributions on rebuilding the World Trade Center site.

Dosso is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED accredited professional with specialty in BD + C. She is a graduate of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.