In 1981, tne Menil Foundation commissioned Renzo Piano to design a permanent home for the Menil Collection of Art and Historic Artifacts. It is located in one of the older residential suburbs of Houston, surrounded by traditional timber frame houses, and near the campus of St. Thomas' University.


In our first article, Tom Barker, Alistair Guthrie, Neil Noble and Peter Rice look more closely look more closely at our collaborative work with the architect and he role of Arup in this project.

Other articles in this issue include: Appraisal for existing ferrous metal structures: part 2; Two theatres in Scotland, UK at Pitlochry and Dundee: Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Dundee Repertory Theatre; Prestress design for continuous concrete members; Arup Acoustics in photos; Merseyside Garden Festival 1984: Festival Buildings, UK.

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The Arup Journal 1983 - Issue 1