John Zils

College of Fellows Member

SOM, Structural Engineer, Associate Partner (retired) | Chicago, United States

About

John Zils received a B.A. degree in architecture and an M.S. degree in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is a licensed structural engineer and architect in Illinois, a licensed professional engineer and architect in Wisconsin and a licensed professional engineer in New York. Mr. Zils is a Fellow of American Association of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow of American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI), past president of the Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) and past chairman of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings.

Mr. Zils joined Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) in 1966 as a structural engineer and recently retired as an Associate Partner after more than 40 years with SOM. During that time, he has been responsible for the design of numerous major…

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John Zils

CTBUH Roles

Awards Jury (Chair 2005)

Height and Data Committee (2000 – 2010)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Chicago 1986; Amsterdam; Chair 1995)

Videos

03 November 2011

CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Dinner

The 10th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago....

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15 April 2016

The 2016 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series: John Zils

For this event John Zils, Senior Structural Consultant at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, will lecture on "Lessons Learned"

1 June 2011

New CTBUH Fellows

This year, three individuals are being recognized by the CTBUH for their contribution to the Council over an extended period of time: Ron Klemencic, Brett Taylor & John Zils.

03 November 2011

CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Dinner

The 10th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago....