CTBUH Nonprofit/Governmental Member

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About

Member Since: 2011

Member Offices: Urbana

Website: http://illinois.edu/

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge.

They are also a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Their prominent alumni are Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, Olympic athletes, astronauts and scientists, and leaders of international corporations.

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a meeting place for great scholars, great ideas, and great accomplishments across a broad range of disciplines. At Illinois, students have the chance to augment classroom scholarship with other opportunities to familiarize themselves with the world's people and cultures.

Fields of Expertise

Academic / University; Research Institute

Membership details

Membership Level

Nonprofit/Governmental

Member Since

2011

Member Offices

  • Urbana

Videos

11 October 2011

Tall Buildings and Sustainability - An Integrated Approach

This presentation will offer an overview of the numerous characteristics of tall buildings that may contribute to more sustainable design. Such fundamental topics as architectural,...

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Research

01 December 2016

An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems

There is much architectural and engineering literature which discusses the virtues of exterior bracing and diagrid systems in regards to sustainability - two systems which...

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Research

19 September 2012

From Cityscape to Skyscape: The Changing Character of Cities

Urban centers throughout the world are influencing the design of the supertall building as a “city within a city” and a “city in the sky.”...

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Associated companies

Ctbuh Leaders At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Mir Ali

CTBUH Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, 2018 – Present

Abbas Aminmansour

11 October 2011 | Seoul

Tall Buildings and Sustainability - An Integrated Approach

This presentation will offer an overview of the numerous characteristics of tall buildings that may contribute to more sustainable design. Such fundamental topics as architectural,...

11 October 2011 | Seoul

Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 20: Q&A

Question & Answers session for Track Session 20.

01 December 2016

An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems

Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

There is much architectural and engineering literature which discusses the virtues of exterior bracing and diagrid systems in regards to sustainability - two systems which...

19 September 2012

From Cityscape to Skyscape: The Changing Character of Cities

Mir M. Ali & Paul J. Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urban centers throughout the world are influencing the design of the supertall building as a “city within a city” and a “city in the sky.”...

09 June 2008

Toward a Better Urban Life: Integration of Cities and Tall Buildings

Mir M. Ali & Ajla Aksamija, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In the context of a rapidly urbanizing world, architects and planners should aim to create cities that are thriving, vibrant, and healthy. Well-planned cities containing...

01 June 2008

Urban Design Strategy Report on Tall Buildings in Malta

Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The overarching purpose of the project was to offer expert advice to MEPA planning professionals and provide policy guidance on the siting, use and design...

03 March 2008

Overview of Sustainable Design Factors in High-Rise Buildings

Mir M. Ali & Paul J. Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This paper examines the critical design factors and strategies that warrant consideration to accomplish sustainable or high-performance tall buildings applying innovative technologies.

03 March 2008

Material-Saving Design Strategies for Tall Building Structures

Kyoung Sun Moon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This paper examines the impact of different geometric configurations of the structural members on the material-saving economic design and makes recommendations for optimal geometries.

13 February 2008

Green Design of Residential High-Rise Buildings in Livable Cities

Mir M. Ali & Paul J. Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This paper illustrates the interdependency of the sustainable design of high-rise residential buildings and their urban habitats. It argues that increased density is commensurate with...

16 October 2005

The Skyscraper: Epitome of Human Aspirations

Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This paper will discuss the underlying human striving towards something higher to conquer space, as well as psychological motivations for designing skyscrapers and not so...

20 October 2003

High-rise with Cable Net Facade for the 21st Century!

Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

This article offers a synopsis of some of the unique features of the building and offers an insight into the collaboration between team members involved...

20 October 2003

Integrated Design of Safe Skyscrapers: Problems, Challenges and Prospects

Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) resulting in the collapse of the two major icons of New York City has...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CTBUH Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings

08 June 2017

CTBUH joined a CCHRB seminar on "The Heavy Timber High Rise: Building Tall with Wood in the 21st Century," focused on new applications of wood as a structural material.

Debating Tall: Replace the Thompson Center?

28 April 2017

In the CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II, two experts debate on the fate of the James R. Thompson Center as the State of Illinois plans to sell the historic building.