Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

BUILDING TALL – Greening Tall


6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 1 February

Location: Lecture Hall, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) are pleased to organize a joint lecture series bringing together a diverse group of experts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, and real estate development to uncover everything from the physics to the financials of how skyscrapers work, and what the future holds for building tall. Each event will see four speakers provide rapid-fire presentations and a panel discussion related to a pertinent topic in the tall building world.

Taking place in Chicago, United States, these discussions will extend far beyond the events themselves, with the findings edited into a produced video that will be distributed globally.

Thursday, 1 February, 2018
Greening Tall: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm

The movement to incorporate full-height planted walls in tall buildings around the world, as well as green roofs, is gathering pace. Four experts debate the benefits and challenges of this considerable new direction for our cities.

Cost: $20 public / $12 CAF & CTBUH members / $10 students

Sara Beardsley,
Senior Architect,
Adrian Smith + Gordon
Gill Architecture

Luke Leung,
Director of MEP / Sustainability,
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Jean-Marie Joassin,
Project Architect,

Molly Meyer,
CEO & Founder,
Omni Ecosystems

Yibo Xu,
Stefano Boeri Architetti China

Event Moderator:
Reed Kroloff,

AIA Credit:

Brochure: Click here to download brochure.

Register: Click here to register


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