Maria E. Moreyra Garlock

From left to right, Powell Draper, Sarah Halsey, Dorothy Candela, and Maria Garlock at the home of Dorothy Candela.
Maria E. Moreyra Garlock is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Princeton University. Before becoming a professor, she spent several years as a consulting structural engineer in New York City designing concrete and steel structures with Leslie E. Robertson Associates. Professor Garlock is of Argentinean origin and fluent in the Spanish language. Since much of the primary sources for this project were in Spanish, her language skills and her structural engineering background were an indispensable component to understanding the process and context of Candela’s thoughts when designing these great works of art. Professor Garlock is engaged in other structural engineering research such as innovative structural systems for resisting earthquakes and improved analysis and design methods for steel structures in fire. The overarching goal of her research is to expand engineering knowledge for the purpose of enhancing professional practice.