Founded in 1997 on the principle of close collaboration as an essential basis of design, Guy Nordenson and Associates (GNA) is a New York–based structural engineering practice that has established itself as an effective partner in the design and construction of complex and challenging projects. These include recently completed projects like the Corning Museum of Glass Contemporary Art + Design Wing in Corning NY with Thomas Phifer and Partners, the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion in Fort Worth TX with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York with SANAA and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Expansion in Kansas City MO with Steven Holl Architects. GNA was also the design structural engineer of the 2004 Museum of Modern Art Expansion in New York by Taniguchi and Associates. Additional projects in design or construction include the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC with Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup and the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center in Houston TX with Johnston Marklee. Since 2007 GNA has also been active in developing strategies for climate change and coastal adaptation and storm surge mitigation through research initiatives, publications, exhibitions, and in consultation with stakeholders at the local and national level.
GNA’s progressive approach is based on the rigorous analysis of multiple alternatives and the crafting and execution of structural design in partnership with a wide network of specialist fabricators and experts. Our commitment to innovative solutions can be seen in our development of refined structural systems and pioneering use of both new and common materials.