Shelley Finnigan

CTBUH Advisory Group Member

Northwestern University, Director of Master of Science, Executive Management for Design & Construction | Chicago, United States


Shelley Finnigan serves as Global Technical Sales Engineer and Head of Technical Sales & Marketing for ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company. She draws on more than 15 years of experience in structural engineering, marketing and business development to guide the technical marketing efforts of a team of engineers in the Americas. In addition, she serves as a liaison for the international community, advising project owners and their design teams on methods of increasing design efficiency when using ArcelorMittal’s unique products and materials. The success of her efforts is recognized in design and construction efficiencies brought to projects such as 320 S Canal (Chicago), the Bay Adelaide development (Toronto), and Central Park Tower (New York), to name several. A licensed structural engineer in Illinois and active member of the design community, Shelley holds master’s…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


Awards Renovation Jury (Chair 2022)

Student Competition First-Round Jury (2018 – Present)

Chicago Chapter, Chair (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2015; Chicago 2019)

Awards Best Tall Building Americas Jury (2021)

Future Leaders Committee, Global, Chicago (2018)

Future Leaders Committee, Chicago, Co-Chair (2018)


25 August 2020

CTBUH Chicago Chapter Webinar: Diversity in Design: In the Neighborhoods First

On Tuesday 25 August 2020, CTBUH Chicago hosted an engaging panel discussion on inclusive design principles. This discussion was organized with support from the Illinois...


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11 October 2019

Steel and Skyscrapers: A Productive History and a Sustainable Future

Shelley C. Finnigan, Nicoleta Popa, Jean-Claude Gerardy, ArcelorMittal; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

This research aims to demonstrate recent developments in the partnership between steel and skyscrapers. It highlights steel’s sustainability characteristics and explores the impact that the...


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26 October 2015

Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings

Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window.”...


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