Chapter Meeting: Buildings as Product

When:  Sep 25, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Buildings as Product: Exploring the benefits of factory-manufactured buildings for the 21st century

Presented by: Tim Swanson | Chief Design Officer | Skender

Join us as we visit Skender's new office and Tim Swanson, Chief Design Officer, shares Skender's perspective on the transformation of the commercial building industry utilizing offsite manufacturing to achieve quality and schedule objectives.   Skender is rethinking building material applications and learning from adjacent industries to be successful in the digital age.

Skender, 1330 West Fulton Street, Chicago

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: Complimentary to CSI Chicago Members; Nonmembers $55 (includes dinner and drinks)
Registration: Due by September 18, 2018
Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA/CES LU

We hope you can join us next month for Virtual Reality in Construction.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the state of the industry and advances in manufacturing for construction.
  2. Understand the role of an integrated team to achieve quality and speed objectives in offsite construction.
  3. Learn about new technologies that change the building materials and typical assemblies we have at our disposal
  4. Review lessons from adjacent industries: tools and technologies from the manufacturing world.

Tim Swanson, Chief Design Officer, Skender
Tim_Swanson_1.jpgTim leads Skender’s team of architects and designers—bringing his passion for integrating the design and construction process to the firm’s clients. In his former position of Chicago office director at CannonDesign, he was the youngest office leader in the history of the century-old firm. Throughout his decade there, Tim oversaw a team of more than 200 architecture, engineering, and planning experts. He also led its City Design practice, a national group focused on helping cities around the world grow and prosper. Having lived in Abu Dhabi, rural India and major American cities like New York and Chicago, Tim brings a unique, global perspective to his design work. He is an advocate for smart growth and sustainable development, working with leaders at the intersection of urban planning, public health, and education. Tim earned a Master of Architecture with a specialization in urban development and infill from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and undergraduate degrees in fine arts and economics from Colgate University.

Images courtesy of Skender.

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Beth Winkler


1330 West Fulton Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60607