CTBUH Young Professionals Committee Hosts Student Workshop

Students from the Chicago area will have an opportunity to interact with representatives of top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in an informal workshop hosted by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Young Professionals Committee on April 4 at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Students are encouraged to bring ideas, design projects, and questions for discussion with up-and-coming professionals.

“The workshop is a great opportunity to meet with professionals who are moving up in their careers, but not that far removed from the university experience,” said Committee Chair Sergio Valentini, project architect at Murphy/Jahn.

A presentation during the workshop will focus on the design and construction of Aqua, one of the newest and most innovative towers in Chicago. Several members of the Young Professionals Committee worked on the project.

Members of the committee also will be available to address industry trends and the prospects for finding a job in the current market, as well as the student’s studio projects.

The free event will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4 in the lower level of Crown Hall.

This workshop is the first event organized by the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee, which hopes to establish a series of similar events for Chicago’s architecture and engineering students.

Event Program
6 pm – The Creation of Aqua
Multidisciplinary presentation of the design and construction process of Aqua by representatives of Studio Gang, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, and McHugh Construction.

7 pm – Open Discussion
Opportunity for students to mix informally with professionals. Bring questions on your studio projects, Chicago’s job market, and possible future presentation topics.

Contact Nathaniel Hollister at info@ctbuh.org with any questions.