2020 has been a tough year for all of us. With the new hope of Vaccine the symposium in 2021 will be a HYBRID SYMPOSIUM with attendance in both in-person and online format. We are delighted to invite you at our venue, home of the college of architecture, the iconic S.R. Crown Hall.


College of Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology

S. R. Crown Hall

3360 S. State Street

Draft Schedule 

Please note, the program schedule is subject to change and will be updated periodically to reflect the latest updates.

DAY 1: November 19, Friday

3:30PM - 3:40PM

Introduction & Welcome by Organizers

Professor and Director of the program, Sabatino (IIT)

Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Kilpatrick (IIT)

Dean, Rowe Family College of Architecture Endowed Chair, Kroloff (IIT)

3:40PM - 4:30PM

4:30PM - 5:00PM

5:00PM - 5:30PM

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Keynote Speech by TBA

Panel Discussion : Contemporary Cities and Urban Centers- Issues and Opportunities

Presentation of 'Prometheus V' - Journal of the PhD program in Architecture by Yohan Kim and Zahida Khan

Social Hour and Reception

DAY 2: November 20, Saturday

9:30AM - 9:40AM

Introduction by Organizers

9:40AM - 10:30AM

Keynote Speech by TBA

10:30AM - 11:15AM

Paper Session I : Force Majeure - Skyscrapers' Unforeseen Threats Response

11:15AM - 11:35AM

Panel-Keynote by TBA

11:35AM - 11:50AM

Panel Discussion

11:50AM - 12:50PM


12:50PM - 1:35PM

Paper Session II : Climate Change - Building Energy and Environmental Response

1:35PM - 1:55PM

Panel-Keynote by TBA

1:55PM - 2:10PM

Panel Discussion

2:10PM - 2:30PM

Coffee Break

2:30PM - 3:15PM

Paper Session III: Tall Buildings - Materials, Structure and Efficiency

3:15PM - 3:35PM

Panel-Keynote by TBA

3:35PM - 3:50PM

Panel Discussion

3:50PM - 4:10PM

Coffee Break

4:10PM - 4:30PM

Prometheus Workshop

4:30PM - 5:20PM

Keynote Speech by TBA

5:20PM - 6:30PM

Closing Ceremony and Announcement of Best Papers Awards

Announcement of Next Year's Symposium

Social Hour and Reception

DAY 3: November 21, Sunday

9:30AM Onwards        

Chicago Downtown Tour led by PhD Students