Preserving the Past | Designing the Future
Ochsendorf DeJong & Block, LLC is a structural engineering consultancy with expertise in the assessment of (historic) masonry structures and the design of novel masonry structures. Our aim is twofold: to properly assess and preserve existing masonry structures, and to provide designs which reinvent masonry construction, making it economic, sustainable and relevant in current practice by developing exciting new forms from traditional materials.
Toward these goals, our team brings together expertise from research groups at three top universities around the world. Our work is a direct application of current research, and our projects push research in new directions. We primarily take on projects which allow application of new methods of assessment or structural form finding, using new sustainable masonry materials or exploring innovation in fabrication technology. Thus, our work is a direct outgrowth from our research and expertise in masonry mechanics.