Leading Tall Building Experts from SOM to Speak at Symposium

Since 2013, over 50 percent of the world’s tallest buildings have been built in China, and new towers are rising in cities across the United States. Tall building experts from these two countries will assemble for a day-long exchange about the latest ideas, research, and case studies on innovative tall buildings and sustainable urban growth on Friday, April 22nd.

Organized by Stanford University with SOM and the China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings, the Third U.S.-China Tall Buildings Symposium will cover topics relevant to the current challenges and opportunities faced by tall building planning, design, and construction, including urban growth, structural resilience, and environmental sustainability.

Moderated by John King, Urban Design Critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, the confirmed speakers include practicing urban planners, architects, and engineers from the U.S. and China, as well as academics from Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Tongji University. SOM Design Director Michael Duncan and Structural and Seismic Engineering Partner Mark Sarkisian will both participate. View the full event program.

The Third U.S.-China Tall Buildings Symposium

April 22, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stanford University
Huang Engineering Center
Mackenzie Room 300
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, California

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