Lynn Beedle

Bethlehem, United States


Lynn S. Beedle was the founder of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, established in 1969 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He presented the Council’s mission to disseminate multi-disciplinary information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, to maximize the international interaction of professionals involved in creating the built environment, and to make the latest knowledge available to professionals in a useful form.

Dr. Beedle was born in Orland, CA. and graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in civil engineering in 1941. In 1947, he joined Lehigh University as an instructor and five years later received his doctorate there in structural engineering. His groundbreaking studies on the properties of steel structures and his creation in 1969 of the Council helped the university become a center for civil and structural…

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Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)

CTBUH Chairman (1969 – 1976)

Editorial Committee, Chairman (1995 – 2000)

Hazards Committee (1989 – 1995)


02 November 2008

Founder and First Chairman 'Lynn Beedle'

Biography about Lynn Beedle and the Council on Tall Buildings, narrated by his son David and shown during the first annual awards dinner. For his...


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