Sigrid Adriaenssens

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Program in Mechanics, Materials and Structures
Phone: 
609.258.4661
Email Address: 
sadriaen@Princeton.EDU
Office Location: 
E332 Engineering Quad

Sigrid Adriaenssens is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, where she directs the Form-Finding Lab. Her research addresses how to transform the engineering design framework for a future-oriented built urban environment, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and resilience. Prof. Adriaenssens previously worked as a project engineer for Jane Wernick Associates, London,UK and Ney + Partners, Brussels, Belgium, where her projects won (inter)national architectural and construction prizes. She has interests in the intersection of engineering and the arts and co-developed courses such as “Extraordinary Processes” and “Transformations: Engineering and the Arts,” which was co-taught in Fall 2015 with Professor Joe Scanlan, director of Princeton’s Program in Visual Arts. Along with Maria Garlock, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton, she co-leads the Princeton University Resilient City Lab, a project dedicated to examining complex and interrelated urban systems and how they respond to extreme events. On the Princeton campus, her research group has designed, researched, engineered and built the spiraling rammed earth wall at Forbes Garden. As a recipient of the Princeton Environmental Institute Climate and Urban Grand Challenges, she leads research projects dedicated to examining interrelated urban and social systems and how they respond to extreme events (such as storm surges) and pollution. Prof. Adriaenssens served as a Service Focus faculty mentor in 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21.