Professor Adriaenssens is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. She teaches courses related to structural engineering analysis and design of special structures. Her fields of research interests include form finding, optimization and sustainable design. She authored a book on the design philosophy of the bridges of Laurent Ney, to accompany the exhibition "Laurent Ney: Shaping Forces”," held at the Palais des Beaux Arts, in Brussels, Belgium. Professor Adriaenssens holds a Ph.D. from Bath University (UK) and worked as a project engineer for Jane Wernick Associates (London, UK) and Laurent Ney and Partners (Brussels, Belgium) on long span structures.
Professor Garlock received her Bachelors of Science degree from Lehigh University and a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. Upon completion of her MS degree, she worked for Leslie E. Robertson Associates (of New York City) as a structural engineer. Four years later, Professor Garlock attended Lehigh University again, this time in pursuit of her Ph.D. degree, which she received in 2003. Currently, Professor Garlock is an Associate Professor at Princeton University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She teaches several courses related to structural engineering and does research related to improved design for the response of structures to large earthquakes and large fires. She also studies the best examples of structural designs of the present and past (i.e. “structural art”) and uses this to inspire her research and teaching. Professor Garlock was co-curator of Felix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist, which was an exhibition that was held in the Princeton University Art Museum, the MIT Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. She co-authored a book with the same name. She is also designing several exhibitions to be on permanent display at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco beginning in May 2012. Among those exhibitions is an 80-foot stainless steel model of the bridge.