CTBUH News

Starting with the most recent coverage, CTBUH News reports on the Council's initiatives and activities, including chapter, committee, and other leader activity; research project updates; data study outputs; publication launches; award announcements; signboard ceremonies; conference and event reports; and more.

TALL TIMBER: The Future of Cities in Wood

21 Feb-1 Sep 2024, New York City

TALL TIMBER, a new exhibition curated by The Skyscraper Museum, focuses on Mass Timber high-rises, and is based, in part, on the exhibition REFRAMED. REFRAMED was co-curated by the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and presented by the Softwood Lumber Board at the CAC from April 25, 2023 through January 7, 2024.

Nordic Design Excellence & CTBUH 2024 International Conference Launch Event

28 Feb 2024, Copenhagen

The CTBUH Nordic Chapter is pleased to announce their second CTBUH 2024 International Conference Launch Event taking place on 28 February at the new BIG CPH HQ.

CTBUH Philadelphia Presents: Greening High-Density Cities

26 Feb 2024, Philadelphia

Join the CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter for a keynote presentation by Jaron Lubin, Partner of Safdie Architects and interview with Moshe Safdie, Founding Partner of Safdie Architects, followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion on “Greening High-Density Cities” involving government, developer, urban planner, and architect.

CTBUH 2024 Americas Conference

22-23 Feb 2024, Miami

Join us in Miami in February 2024 to explore the unique challenges and opportunities that lie within the downtown landscapes across the Americas.

CTBUH California Presents: San Francisco Walking Tour

16 Feb 2024, San Francisco

The CTBUH California Committee invites you to join them for their global walking tour event in San Francisco on Friday, February 16th. The tour features four recently completed projects in the Transbay East Cut neighborhood.

UK Chapter Regenerative Roundtable Summary

9 Feb 2024

On 27 September 2023, committee members for the regenerative design group, along with other leaders and experts in the industry, met at the Ramboll headquarters in London to have a roundtable discussion. From this dialogue, a document was produced summarizing the event and looking at the status quo, potentials, and steps forward for regenerative design.

CTBUH Seattle Future Leaders Presents: 35 Stone—Mass Timber Commercial Office Tour

5 Feb 2024, Seattle

Join the CTBUH Seattle Future Leaders for their first event of 2024, a tour of 35 Stone followed by happy hour networking. Telling a timber story of sustainability, 35 Stone celebrates Seattle’s origins with its mass timber framework and an industrial inspired form.

CTBUH India 2024 City Walk: MUMBAI METROTHON

3 Feb 2024, Mumbai

CTBUH India's annual city walking tour, popular with students, was organized for 2024 around Transit oriented development, with a focus on the under construction Metro Works. 120 Students from engineering & architecture colleges joined the tour, walking 300m inside the tunnel to experience TBM activity.

CTBUH Staff Retreat at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

2 Feb 2024

On 22 January, the annual staff retreat was set against the backdrop of CTBUH's longtime collaborator and partner, the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, hosted at the Institute of Design (ID) in the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship.

New City Advocacy Program

2 Feb 2024

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habit announced a new City Advocacy Program for 2024. This program was developed to identify and explore key topics, opportunities, and challenges facing global cities today—including density, climate resiliency, and social equity and access. It will take shape as a series of activities, events, and conversations with the initiative's first public event held at the CTBUH 2024 Americas Conference, "Future Downtown: Density and Resiliency in Cities Across the Americas," 22 & 23 February, in Miami.

CTBUH 2023 Tall Building Year in Review

1 Feb 2024

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report, CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2023, which reveals the state of tall building construction across the globe.

New Assemblies and Committee for 2024

1 Feb 2024

Three new assemblies/committees around the topics of SMART technologies, tenants, and adaptive reuse are being launched by the Council for 2024. CTBUH Assemblies form a large umbrella around a topic, akin to a special interest group. They are intended to be multidisciplinary and facilitate discussion and outputs regarding best practices and the latest innovations.

CTBUH 2024 International Conference Planning is Off to a Running Start

30 Jan 2024

In January, CTBUH President Antony Wood chaired the 2024 International Conference Steering Committee meetings held in both London and Paris.

CTBUH Nordic Presents: Sustainable High-rise Construction: The Nordics Perspective

30 Jan 2024, Helsinki

The CTBUH Nordic Chapter in cooperation with Ramboll and Peikko is pleased to announce a half-day conference with evening reception at Original Sokos Hotel Tripla in Helsinki. Join CTBUH President Dr. Antony Wood for the opening keynote presentation and launch of the CTBUH 2024 International Conference, 23–27 September.

Setting the Standard: Ilkay Can-Standard Named Chair of CTBUH NY Chapter

29 Jan 2024, New York City

Taking on the role of Chair for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) New York Chapter, Ilkay Can-Standard brings nearly two decades of experience in architecture, construction and technology, revolutionizing build processes. With international assignments across multiple countries, Ilkay has identified recurring challenges in various project stages, inspiring her mission to minimize redundancy within the AEC industry.