Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat


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.

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


Thursday, 16 March, 2017

Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Building Tall:
How High Can We Go?

First Event Sponsor:
thyssenkrupp Elevator

Securing Tall: What’s the
Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?

Second Event Sponsor:
Olsson Fire & Risk

Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Thursday, 1 February, 2018

Living Tall: What Will Make
Tall Buildings More Habitable

Third Event Sponsor:
Otis Elevator Company

Greening Tall: Naturalizing the
Vertical Realm

AIA Credit: 1

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

Brochure: Click here to download brochure.