As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices (BCO) Conference, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosted more than 40 visitors from the BCO for an event on the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus on May 22, 2015. As part of the BCO’s technical tour program, the event’s theme was to examine the role of Chicago in both the history and future of skyscrapers, with a special focus on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who played a vital role in the history of Illinois Tech’s Architecture Department and the university campus itself.
The event began in Crown Hall, Mies van der Rohe’s most celebrated building on IIT’s campus, which houses the university’s architecture department. CTBUH Executive Director and IIT Research Professor Antony Wood gave opening remarks and introduced the first speaker of the day, Dirk Lohan, principal at Lohan Anderson Architects, and grandson of Mies van der Rohe.
See the full event summary here.