Robert Silman

Lecturer in Architecture

Robert Silman is a practicing structural engineer who started his own firm in 1966.  He is now in the position of President Emeritus while working in Robert Silman Associates’ Boston office.  His firm has consulted on more than 18,000 projects, about half being new building construction and the other half older building renovations, adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects.

Robert has taught in schools of architecture including the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, Columbia and Yale for more than 40 years.  He is currently teaching seminars at the GSD in the Philosophy of Technology and in Conservation of Older Buildings as well as teaching structural considerations of design in studio.