Professors Garlock and Billington co-teach Theory and Design of Plates and Shells and Structures in the Urban Environment, both of which are nourished by this study on Candela. Theory and Design of Plates and Shells looks at the mathematical theory of the analysis of thin shells and applies that theory to the design of large-scale reinforced concrete structures, including those of the hyperbolic parabolid form used by Candela. Structures in the Urban Environment traces the development of outstanding structures that arose with the industrial revolution and highlights brilliant engineers that were responsible for their design and construction. One of the highlighted engineers is Candela. A central theme is that these engineers, while being technically the best in their field, considered themselves to be artists and contributed to the establishment of a new art form, structural art, parallel to but independent from architecture.

David Billington
Maria Garlock