CTBUH Platinum Member

Illinois Institute of Technology


Member Since: 2004

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://www.iit.edu/

Founded in 1890 as Armour Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private, Ph.D.-granting research university with programs in engineering, science, architecture, business, law, design, human sciences, and applied technology. IIT is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The IIT colleges network include Armour College of Engineering, Chicago-Kent College of Law, College of Architecture, Lewis College of Human Resources, College of Science, Institute of Design, School of Applied Technology, and the Stuart School of Business.

IIT has a Research Institute which is an independent, not-for-profit, contract research organization focusing on the life sciences. The University Technology Park at IIT is a state-of-the-art research park comprising laboratories, office buildings, and an incubator to assist science and technology start-ups.

Fields of Expertise

Academic / University; Research Institute

Membership details

Membership Level


Member Since


Member Offices

  • Chicago




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Proposed Renovation

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IIT Research Institute Tower

72.2 m / 237 ft

Building Completions Timeline



20 February 2015

Rethinking the Tall Building: Opportunities in the 21st Century Metropolis

Philip Oldfield, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Nottingham University, presents at a joint CTBUH/IIT Cloud Talk in Crown Hall on the Illinois Institute of Technology...

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02 June 2017

Dense Downtown vs. Suburban Dispersed: A Pilot Study on Urban Sustainability

This paper presents the initial findings of a ground-breaking two-year CTBUH-funded research project investigating the real environmental and social sustainability of people’s lifestyles in a...

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17 October 2016

Façade Construction in China: Journey to Lean Design

There is a recent trend in the construction industry to implement “lean concepts,” a management strategy based upon the Toyota Production System philosophy. While the...

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Average Building Age*

57 Years

Most Common Function*

Education (100%), 1 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Steel (100%), 1 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 1 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
Total: 1 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.

*Based on 1 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline


Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.