About the series
Nucor is featuring its Minds of Steel in a series of Q&A articles about important topics impacting architecture, engineering, and construction. In this installment, our Minds of Steel discuss why sustainability is such a critical topic and how innovations in the field are helping advance the built world.
About Minds of Steel
In 2021, Nucor launched Minds of Steel to recognize some of the most innovative minds in engineering and architecture. These individuals are using steel to transform tomorrow’s increasingly challenging builds into reality.
Terri Meyer Boake
Terri Meyer Boake, B.E.S., B. Arch., M. Arch., LEED AP, is a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Canada and an expert on architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS). Since 1986, Terri has taught building construction, environmental design, design studio, and architecture and film. She authored several books on steel design that include hundreds of her construction photographs with a goal of presenting buildings with a construction eye. A past president of the Society of Building Science Educators, Terri serves as a board member for The Skyscraper Center. Learn more about Terri
Jason Smith, AIA, is a design principal and architect with SmithGroup in Chicago. Jason advocates a holistic, inclusive approach in his work, collaborating with engineers, architects, contractors, tradespeople, and manufacturers. That interdisciplinary approach is seen in SmithGroup’s design of the Center for Advanced Care in Chicago, featuring a physical space that is warm, open, and inviting for hospital patients and staff. Learn more about Jason
Ahmad Rahimian, Ph.D., PE, SE, F.ASCE, is executive vice president and USA director of building structures at WSP USA. In Ahmad’s more than 30 years of experience with the firm, he’s engineered noteworthy projects worldwide, ranging from high-rise commercial and residential towers to sports facilities. His work includes One World Trade Center, One57 at 157 West 57th Street, and the retractable roof over the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Learn more about Ahmad