Terri Meyer Boake

image of Terri Meyer BoakeTerri Meyer Boake B.E.S., B.Arch., M.Arch., LEED AP is a Full Professor at the School of Architecture. Terri has been teaching building construction, structures, environmental design and film since 1986. She works with the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) developing teaching resources for Architectural education specializing in Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS).

Terri is a board member with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the CISC Education and Research Council. She is an avid photographer, documenting construction processes and completed buildings.

Terri will be teaching the following courses in Fall 2020:
Arch 172: Building Construction 1
Arch 570: Architecturally Exposed Steel Design
AE101: History of the Built Environment

Terri assisted CISC in producing the Guide for Specifying AESS, and has published three books for Birkhäuser: Understanding Steel Design: An Architectural Design Manual (2012)Diagrid Structures: Systems, Connections, Details (2014); and Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Specifications, Connections, Details (2015)

Understanding Steel Design book cover Diagrid book cover AESS book cover

Complex Steel Structures book coverComplex Steel Structures: Non Orthogonal Geometries in Building with Steel (2020) will be published this Fall.

Complexity in architecture, construction and material manipulation is constantly increasing due to our present ability to design, calculate and fabricate an extending range of geometric shapes and systems. This volume addresses the design of complexity in the planning, fabrication and construction of steel structures based on non-orthogonal geometries: curved and chaotic geometries, poly-diagrid systems, lattice-grid structures and others. Topical photographs by the author on a wide range of international projects present innovative methods and techniques, providing an excellent understanding of the possibilities and requirements of complex steel structures.