CTBUH Platinum Member

Illinois Institute of Technology

About

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

Platinum

Member Since

2004

Member Offices

  • Chicago

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

IIT Research Institute Tower

72.2 m / 237 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

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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Research

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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Research

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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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

IIT Research Institute Tower

Chicago

72 m

237 ft

Statistics

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.

 

20 February 2015 | Chicago

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...

31 October 2008 | Chicago

Foster in China

Eminent academic and author Chris Abel presents a detailed overview of the Chinese work of architecture firm Norman Foster and Partners at S. R. Crown...

02 June 2017

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

Antony Wood & Peng Du, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

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...

17 October 2016

Façade Construction in China: Journey to Lean Design

Allan Chung, Gensler; Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology

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...

28 April 2016

Modifying Tall Building Form To Reduce the Along-Wind Effect

Matin Alaghmandan, Shahid Beheshti University; Mahjoub Elnimeiri & Robert J. Krawczyk, Illinois Institute of Technology; Peter von Buelow, University of Michigan

In order to reduce undesirable wind effects and structural responses in tall buildings, there are two main solutions: architectural and structural. Architects can mitigate the...

10 October 2011

A Design Optimization Workflow for Tall Buildings Using Parametric Algorithm

Mahsa Nicknam & Mahjoub M. Elnimeiri, Illinois Institute of Technology

This research paper is intended to incorporate structural performance and energy efficiency strategies of tall buildings through an architectural form generation process. The main objective...

01 December 2008

Assessment and Prediction of Daylight Performance in High-Rise

Dong-Hwan Ko, Mahjoub Elnimeiri & Raymond Clark, Illinois Institute of Technology

Effective use of daylighting is an essential component to achieve a sustainable building design. This paper provides a method for evaluating indoor daylight performance.

01 August 2008

The Vertical Farm - The origin of a 21st century Architectural Typology

Eric C. Ellingsen, Illinois Institute of Technology; Dickson Donald Despommier, Mailman School of Public Health

Far from fantasy, the Vertical Farm scoops up the available technologies at the opening of the 21st century, organizing and redistributing otherwise unrelated parts.

01 May 2008

Sustainable Rating Systems Around the World

Antony Wood & Candace Say, Illinois Institute of Technology

This paper will focus on the similarities and differences between the four rating systems and look into the environmental and cultural factors that impact the...

03 March 2008

Innovations in Sustainability at Height: Experimental Tall Buildings

Peter Land, Illinois Institute of Technology

As global concern and competition intensifies over diminishing fossil fuel reserves, the need grows to conserve energy, develop renewable resources and more efficient ways to...

03 March 2008

The Vertical Farm: The sky-scraper as vehicle for a sustainable urban agriculture

Dickson Despommier, Columbia University; Eric Ellingsen, Illinois Institute of Technology

Vertical, urban farming in tall buildings involves fully sustainable energy use and creation in a new and literal organic relationship between engineering, architecture, technology, and...

03 March 2008

Dubai Tower 29, Structure and Form

Mahjoub Elnimeiri, CDCI Engineers

The author will present the architectural design ideas that led to the creation of Tower 29. He will then introduce the innovative structural design concepts...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Illinois Institute of Technology

IIT Final Reviews and Annual Open House

03 May 2019

Final reviews were held for the “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards Net-Zero Carbon Skyscrapers”, undertaken by the IIT College of Architecture, with assistance from CTBUH and SOM.

Skybridges Research: CTBUH / IIT Studio Visit

11 April 2019

As part of the Skybridges research project, CTBUH and IIT College of Architecture traveled to NYC for presentations, workshops, and meetings regarding Skybridge designs.

IIT-CTBUH High Rise Studio Trip in China

21 January 2019

IIT-CTBUH High Rise Studio, led by CTBUH China Office Director and Academic Coordinator, Dr. Peng Du, visited various high-rises throughout Shenzen.

CTBUH 2018 Student Research Competition Winner Announced

29 August 2018

The winners of the CTBUH 2018 Student Research Competition, sponsored by UL, are a student group from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

“Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards 2050” Report

23 May 2018

The work of a CTBUH/IIT collaborative design studio on the sustainability and resiliency of urban habitats was presented at the final review.

Sustainable Vertical Urbanism Report Now Available

27 April 2018

The report summarizes a CTBUH/IIT collaborative design studio that focused on sustainable vertical cities in different terrains and climates.