2016 Competition

Cornell Takes Third Place with the Garrett Tower


2015-2016 Competition 1

Eight team members traveled to San Francisco from April 6th to April 8th to represent Cornell University at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Undergraduate Student Design Competition. Our building withstood all three ground motions, including the 1940 El Centro earthquake, the 1995 Kobe earthquake, and a third ground motion more challenging to withstand than the first two.

Cornell ranked third place overall in the competition, with notable rankings in Architecture (fourth place) and annual seismic cost (third lowest predicted damage cost from El Centro and Kobe).