Innovators: The Engineering and Design of Tall Buildings
Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm

Please note this event is now SOLD OUT. 

If the Guastavinos – with their miraculous thin-tile structural vaults – were the building technology innovators of a century ago, who are the innovators of today? As 21st-century skylines continue to rise, architects and engineers must solve an ever-mounting array of design and construction challenges.  Join Nadine Post, award-winning journalist and Editor-at-Large for Engineering News-Record, and other leading innovators for a roundtable discussion on how they are tackling the issues presented by buildings that exceed 100 stories. Panelists include architects Charles Blomberg, AIA (Rafael Viñoly Architects) and Paul Katz, FAIA (Kohn Pedersen Fox), structural engineer Bill Baker (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill), and mechanical engineer Ashok Raiji, Assoc. AIA (ARUP), the visionaries behind some of the tallest buildings in the world.

Co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter, the American Council of Engineering Companies and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and presented in conjunction with Palaces for the People.

1.5 LU AIA CES will be offered for attending this event.