Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Distributes $81,000 across Academic/Research Programs
August 31, 2016

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2016 Research Seed Funding
The 2016 International Research Seed Funding has been awarded to Brent Stephens, an associate professor of architectural engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago. Professor Stephens has won a grant of $20,000, kindly sponsored by Taipei Financial Center Corp, to conduct research entitled “Vertical Variations in Indoor Exposures to Outdoor Pollutants in Tall Buildings.”

Sponroed by Taipei Financial Center Corporation.
Student Research Competition
The winning entry for the inaugural Student Research Competition goes to “The Rebirth of the Skyscraper: Technical Advances, 1930–1975,” submitted by student team members Shawn Barron and Saranya Panchaseelan working under Thomas Leslie, Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University. The team will receive an award of $20,000 to pursue their work, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratory.

Sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
Student Design Competition
Five finalists have been selected for the 5th annual International Student Design Competition, with a winner to be chosen at the 2016 CTBUH Conference in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. The five winning institutes are Politecnico di Milano, University of Arizona, University of Stuttgart, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University. Prizes will be awarded to all finalists, for a total of $21,000, sponsored by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

Sponsored by KPF
2016–2017 Tall Building Academic Studio
Global design firm Gensler will be supporting the 2016–2017 CTBUH-IIT Tall Building Academic Studio with a $20,000 sponsorship to facilitate field research in the Pearl River Delta Region corresponding with the 2016 CTBUH International Conference. Titled “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards 2050,” the studio will focus on addressing sustainability and resiliency in urban environments from the context of accelerating urbanism and climate change.

Sponsored by Gensler