Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Symposium Program & Speakers
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10:00am Arrival & Exhibition Opening, Coffee, Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology
Session 1: 10:45am-12:30pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks, Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects, Symposium Co-Chair

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award
A Lifetime’s Work

Henry Cobb, Founding Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist
Students in the Sky:
Tree House Residence Hall, Boston
B.K. Boley, Principal, ADD Inc

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist
Refurbishing a 1970s Icon:
New Babylon, The Hague
Roberto Meyer, Director & Partner, MVSA Architects

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist
Creating Urban Habitat in the Sky:

Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi

Gurjit Singh, Chief Development Officer, Aldar Properties

Question & Answer Session
12:30pm Networking Lunch Break & Exhibition Viewing
Session 2: 1:30-3:00pm
Welcome Back, Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman, Symposium Co-Chair

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist
C&D International Tower: Piercing the Xiamen Skyline

Roy Liu, Associate Director, Gravity Partnership Ltd.

Tall Building Innovation Award
Broad Sustainable Building Prefabricated
Construction Method: 30 Floors in 15 Days

Shuguang Wang, Executive Manager, BROAD Group

Tall Building Innovation Award
KONE UltraRope: Enabling 1,000 Meters and Beyond

Johannes de Jong, Head of Technology, KONE

Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal
Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest

Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Senior Principal Engineer, AECOM, retired

Question & Answer Session
3:00pm Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition Viewing
Session 3: 3:30-5:30pm
Welcome Back, Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, Symposium Co-Chair

Best Tall Building Americas
Curvature, Sky Gardens & Diagrids:
The Bow, Calgary
Jack Matthews, President, Matthews Southwest
Nigel Dancey, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners

Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia
A New Typology for the Skyscraper:
CCTV Headquarters, Beijing
Rem Koolhaas, Founding Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Best Tall Building Europe
Building Europe’s Tallest:
The Shard, London
Bill Price, Director, WSP Group
Dave Elder, Operations Director, Mace

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa
A New Environmental Paradigm for the Middle East:
Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi
James Goettsch, Chairman & CEO, Goettsch Partners

Question & Answer Session
5:30pm Closing Remarks & Voting

Cocktail Reception, S.R. Crown Hall
Ceremony Dinner and Bestowing of Awards
Announcement of the overall “Best Tall Building Worldwide” award
Dinner Close