The Structure of Design is a compelling and unique contribution to the discussion of an underrepresented topic: the relationship between architecture and structural engineering. It presents the truly remarkable life and career of its author, Leslie Earl Robertson, a dynamic and pathbreaking structural engineer.

The book is, as Robertson states, a product of himself—it is both by him and about him. This autobiographical effort not only documents Robertson's past projects and innovations, as well as the architectural relationships that defined his professional career, but it also allows him to recall remarkably personal experiences and directly share his views with the next generation of architects and engineers. His stories—organized...

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