Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
The design and engineering of the ancient tile vaulting technique
employed in the construction was done by John Ochsendorf, Class of 1942
Career Development Professor in the Department of Architecture, and
Michael Ramage MArch ’06, currently a lecturer at the University of
Cambridge. Also from SA+P, Matt Hodge SM ’07 conducted material
research for the tiles and Philippe Block SM ’05, PhD ’09 reviewed the
structural design using the Thrust Network Analysis he developed for