Sep '06 - Nov '06
Yesterday and today was the Chicago International Conference for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). It was here at in the Herman Union Building at IIT, which was pretty nice since I got a good excuse from classes. This year's theme was "Thinking Outside the Box - Tapered, Tilted, Twisted Towers". There were a lot of really amazing lectures on current and future technology regarding high-rise structures. I didn't get a chance to attend all of them, but I did get a chance to hear Peter Rees from the city of London about upcoming projects in London. Some of the other speakers that I got a chance to hear included SOM, Turner, and Daniel Libeskind. There were a lot of other big names and really amazing projects.
When not skipping class to attend the lectures, I've been getting my initial proposals set up for my thesis project. Here's a north elevation and a perspective I have from Sketchup. I'm getting my thesis committee organized for a review at the end of this semester, which will give me some more insight for next semester, as I finish up my thesis. My goal is to develop it enough to really get into details in the Spring.