Peter Rice – 20 year Anniversary
Peter Rice the famous and brilliant Irish engineer died 20 years ago this year. To celebrate his significant contribution to the global profession of structural engineering, a few new publications/broadcasts have been released. These are a must read/watch/listen for any structural engineer, but especially Irish students of structural engineering!
1. Traces of Peter RiceArup have produced a fascinating documentary on his work. The film examines Peter's approach to engineering and to design and shows how his way of working broadened the horizons for both engineers and architects in his lifetime, a legacy that is still relevant today.
2. Traces of Peter Rice (book)To accompany the Arup exhibition, this book is a gathering of essays in tribute to the life and achievements of a remarkable Irish- born structural engineer Peter Rice (1935-1992), 'perhaps the most influential of the 20th century'. It can be got here: http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Peter-Rice-Kevin-Barry/dp/1843513862.
3. Remembering Peter RiceThe RTE Radio 1 Arts Tonight documentary can be listed to here. It features a range of well-known architects, but unfortunately, no engineer.
4. Arup Exhibition - Traces of Peter RiceThe exhibition will close in London on 5 April and begin touring France and Ireland, as follows:
The exhibition will tour to the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris from the 14 May 2013 until the 28 June 2013 and then to the Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin between 10 October 2013 and 23 December 2013.The website is here: http://www.arup.com/Home/News/Events_and_exhibitions/Exhibition_Spaces.aspx