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Student High-Rise Design Selected for National Competition

March 14, 2014

A Cal State Fullerton student civil engineering team is one of three finalists in an April 3 national structural design competition in Boston. The team's project is a high-rise office and retail complex designed to withstand a major earthquake in downtown Los Angeles.

As part of their coursework, the Titan team spent the fall semester creating the conceptual design of a 780,000-square-foot project, dubbed Independence Tower.

Team members are seniors Jeffrey Addison of Anaheim; Abraham Flores of Santa Ana; Tyler Kaplan of Kernville; and Cole Stafford of San Diego. The team's faculty adviser is David Naish, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.

The American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute, sponsors the undergraduate design competition. The student civil engineers will present their design at the organization's 2014 Structures Congress.

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