Industry Partnerships & Opportunities

This degree program provides students with exceptional academic and professional resources, including internship opportunities and the support of IIT with a strong pedigree in tall buildings.

Many of the renowned firms supporting this program offer a paid one-year internship, pending an application process, after successful graduation. The firms include Arup; Stefano Boeri Architetti; Emaar Properties; JLL; KPF; L. Benjamin Romano Arquitectos; Martha Schwartz Partners; MVRDV; Safdie Architects; SHoP; Shui On Group; SOM; Studio Gang; Tishman Speyer; Werner Sobek AG; WOHA; and Zaha Hadid Architects. 

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) have a distinguished history working together to ensure cities are places where people can thrive by creating humane, equitable, healthy urban centers through vertical urbanism. As an evolution of the relationship, IIT and CTBUH partnered to launch the Masters of Tall Buildings and Vertical Urbanism (M.TBVU), the world’s first multidisciplinary advanced degree focused specifically on the high rise.