The First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts Symposium Steering Committee consisted of the leading scholars of architectural, engineering, and economic history as pertains to the early genesis of tall buildings. All abstract submissions were rigorously reviewed by this Committee.

Co-Chair Pauline Saliga
Executive Director
Society of Architectural Historians
Chicago, USA
Co-Chair Antony Wood
Chief Executive Officer
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chicago, USA
Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rutgers University
Newark, USA
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, USA
Professor of Architecture
Roger Williams University
The Ohio State University
Columbus, USA
Old Structures Engineering
New York City, USA
Senior Associate Dean, Arts + Architecture
University of Pennsylvania
Charlotte, USA
Harboe Architects
Chicago, USA
Professor Emeritus of Architecture
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, USA
Morrill Professor in Architecture
Iowa State University
Des Moines, USA
Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Research
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Executive Consultant
Otis Elevator Company
Charlotte, USA
Assistant Director, Research and Thought Leadership
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chicago, USA
The Skyscraper Museum
New York City, USA
Senior Director of Program Strategy
Chicago Architecture Center
Chicago, USA
Curator of Architecture (1978–2004)
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, USA