Nic Goldsmith, FAIA, LEED AP and Senior Principal at FTL Design Engineering Studio in New York City, is a pioneer in bringing tensile structure design to the United States. These structures utilize exotic materials like Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), also commonly known by the brand name Teflon, and Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), often seen on professional sports stadium dome roofs.

In part two of our discussion with ZGF Principal and Project Manager Kimberly Kilgour, we learn about some of the unique features and challenges of creating the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s permanent home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles,

Kimberly Kilgour, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and Project Manager at ZGF Architects recently talked to us about some favorite projects, how she and her team created a net zero energy lab building, and what advice she’d give to young architects.