This former manufacturing building located at 53 Downing Street, originally built in 1857, was fully gut renovated into a six-story, 8,260-square-foot luxury townhouse featuring a grand staircase, multiple terraces and a private garage.
“Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings: A Guide for Practicing Engineers and Students” Pilla, D. (2016) Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia PA; ISBN 978-1-4987-7588-5
Authored by DRPILLA principal Dominick R. Pilla, the book offers an in depth overview of the analysis and design of buildings. It covers basic principles and elementary structural analysis to the selection of structural systems and materials, and on to foundations and retaining structures. Serving as a comprehensive guide and desk reference for practicing structural and civil engineers, as well as for engineering students, the book draws on Pilla’s teaching experience at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his work as a design engineer and architect. It is especially useful for those taking the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying SE exam.
“Spring 2015 Structural Anatomy of Buildings – Student Work” Pilla, D. (2015) 2015 Self-Published Book
Developed by DRPILLA principal Dominick R. Pilla, this body of student work was established for students attending The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture to demonstrate what they have learned. It was designed to immerse students in the built environment and the evolution of design in order to consider effective structural solutions pertaining to architectural design constraints and other building systems.