A Walk through the History of the Master Builders' Built Environment

Dates: March 22, 2021

Meets: Mon. from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Online Presentation

OLLI Member: $0.00

Enrollment requires a 2020 - 2021 OLLI at MSU Membership

Take a walk through over 6,000 years of master builder history. Precursors to the modern architect or engineer, a master builder was the central figure leading construction projects in pre-modern times. This lecture traverses time beginning with the Egyptian pyramids, through the cathedrals of the Middle Ages, to the skyscrapers of today. Using a historical perspective, the master builders' contribution to the built environment will be explored along with the development of the modern-day engineer, architect and contractor roles, which are illustrated through buildings designed and built today.

**Registration for this event closes one hour prior to the event start time Unless otherwise noted.

Fee:   $0.00

Online Presentation

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Penny Knoll

Penny Knoll, professor and program director for the Construction Engineering Technology program in the Department of Civil Engineering at Montana State University, has 35 years of experience in field construction and construction education. Her professional background includes various commercial and design-build commercial projects ranging from nuclear power plants to copper wire manufacturing facilities, from banks to medical buildings and high-end residential projects. Her love of travel has allowed her to take students to Europe on various trips to discover how the master builders built their environment.

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.


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