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Honorary Members of the IASS

Since 1963 from time to time, the IASS Executive Council has elected individuals with a distinguished record of outstanding achievement in the field of shells and/or spatial structures to Honorary Membership in the Association.  The first Honorary Memberships were awarded in 1962 to the great Italian structural engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and the renowned thin-shell concrete designer and builder Félix Candela.  It has been conferred a total of 41 times during the last 55 years.  The recipients are listed here according to their years of election.

CURRENT HONORARY MEMBERS COUNTRY YEAR
Felipe Martínez Martínez Spain 1999
Stefan J. Medwadowski USA 2001
David P. Billington USA 2004
Tien T. Lan China 2006
Mamoru Kawaguchi Japan 2007
Porfirio Ballesteros Barocio Mexico 2008
Matthys Levy USA 2009
Koryo Miura Japan 2009
Kazuo Ishii Japan 2010
Jörg Schlaich Germany 2011
Avelino Samartín Spain 2012
Shizhao Shen China 2012
Taek-Jin Kwun Korea 2012
Jan Obrebski Poland 2013
Rafael Astudillo Pastor Spain 2014
Narendra K. Srivastava Canada 2014
Shiro Kato Japan 2016
Pieter Huybers The Netherlands 2016
Brian W. Smith UK 2017
Tibor Tarnai Hungary 2017

 

DECEASED HONORARY MEMBERS COUNTRY YEAR
Pier Luígi Nervi (1891-1979) Italy 1962
Felix Candela (1910-1997) Spain 1962
Yoshikatsu Tsuboi (1907-1990) Japan 1971
Anton Tedesko (1903-1994) USA 1979
Pál Csonka (1896-1987) Hungary 1980
Egor P. Popov (1913-2001) USA 1980
Nicolas Esquillan (1902-1989) France 1986
Zygmunt S. Makowski (1922-2005) UK 1986
Ulrich Finsterwalder (1897-1988) Germany 1987
Wolfgang Zerna (1916-2005) Germany 1988
Kornely A. Glukhovskoy (1912-1988) USSR 1988
Georgy K. Khaidukov (1912-2004) Russia 1991
Ib Mogensen (1921-2009) Denmark 1991
Alexander C. Scordelis (1923-2007) USA 1991
Florencio del Pozo Frutos (1924-1993) Spain 1992
Herman Rühle (1924-1993) Germany 1993
Heinz Isler (1926-2009) Switzerland 1994
Mircea Mihailescu (1920-2006) Romania 2005
Wilfried B. Krätzig (1932-2017) Germany 2009
Ludevít Végh (1921-2016) Czech Republic 2011
Kenneth Snelson (1927-2016) USA 2015

 

[This page last updated 16 October 2017]

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