CTBUH Chapter Event

CTBUH Philadelphia Presents: Vertical Regeneration: Future Tall Buildings and Urban Density

Monday, 03 October 2022 | Thomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus 4201 Henry Avenue | Philadelphia

The rectilinear, air-conditioned, glass-skinned box is still the main template for the majority of tall buildings being developed around the world. Many of these boxes vary with how they meet both ground and sky, but they are part of a globalized expression. Against a backdrop of the large-scale homogenization of cities architecturally around the world, there are principles which, if adopted in skyscraper design, could result in tall buildings which are more appropriate to the place in which they are located - physically, environmentally, culturally, socially and economically. In doing so, a new vernacular for the skyscraper in each region of the world can be developed, to significant ecological, as well as social, benefit.

Panel Discussion: DEC Forum, Lawrence N. Field DEC Center
Networking Reception: Upper Level, Architecture & Design Center
Registration is required.




6:00-6:15pm: Welcoming Address and Introduction
Barbara Klinkhammer, Dean and Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
Jared Green, Principal, LANGAN / Board Member, CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter 
6:15-6:45pm: Antony Wood’s presentation “Vertical Regeneration: A Critical Analysis of Tall Buildings and Urban Density in the Role of Future Cities”
6:45-7:30pm: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Peng Du, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University 
Panelist 1: Antony Wood, President, CTBUH
Panelist 2: Tim Johnson, Design Partner, NBBJ
Panelist 3: Scott Erdy, Principal, Erdy McHenry Architecture
Panelist 4: Elizabeth Larsen, Sustainability Engineer, BALA
7:30-8:30pm: Reception

Sponsored By:


Peng Du

Director, Master of Urban Design - Future Cities, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, United States
Principal, Erdy McHenry Architecture
Philadelphia, United States
President, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chicago, United States