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Engineers: Making Building Ideas Reality

Engineering has made building ideas a reality for centuries, from ancient fortresses to modern day skyscrapers. In 1852, engineers created the first professional organization in the United States that represented professional building designers. Even the "greatest American architect of all time," Frank Lloyd Wright, received his formal education in engineering.(1)(2)

Today engineers in the United States make building ideas reality. Their formal scientific education coupled with real-world experience (i.e. drafting, construction, and building code application) helps them take a building design from beginning to end. However, it's their deep understanding of the building sciences that helps engineers truly make ideas reality.

1) Brewster, Mike (July 28, 2004). "Frank Lloyd Wright: America's Architect". Business Week. The McGraw-Hill Companies. Archived from the original on March 2, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2008. Obtained from Wikipedia on November 1, 2018.2) Secrest, Meryle (1992). Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography. University of Chicago Press. p. 82.