Shawn Ursini

CTBUH, Skyscraper Database Editor | Chicago, United States

Shawn Ursini has been with the Council since March of 2015 and serves as a contributor and editor for The Skyscraper Center database.

Shawn is a native of the Chicago area and has long held a strong interest in the built environment. He received a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a minor in Art History focusing on architectural and urban history. Concurrent with his studies, Shawn was also gaining experience in municipal government through interning with the City of Chicago’s Department of Buildings, Department of Planning & Development as well as the office of a Chicago Alderman. Shawn continued his education at UIC, earning a Masters of Urban Planning and Policy with a dual concentration focusing on Physical Planning and Urban Transportation.

For the last decade, Shawn has also served as a tour guide explaining Chicago’s architectural and planning…

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20 October 2018

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood, CTBUH

The development pattern of Dubai, host city of the 2018 CTBUH Middle East Conference core program, typifies the polycentric city phenomenon more than most cities....


10 January 2017

Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for...


17 October 2016

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...