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, US
Co-Chair Antony Wood
President
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chicago, US
Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor
Rutgers University
Newark, US
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, US
Professor of Architecture
Roger Williams University
Professor
The Ohio State University
Columbus, US
President
Old Structures Engineering
New York City, US
Senior Associate Provost
University of Pennsylvania
Charlotte, US
Founder
Harboe Architects
Chicago, US
Professor Emeritus of Architecture
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, US
Morrill Professor in Architecture
Iowa State University
Des Moines, US
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, US
Director, Research and Thought Leadership
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chicago, US
President
The Skyscraper Museum
New York City, US
Senior Director of Program Strategy
Chicago Architecture Center
Chicago, US
Curator of Architecture (1978–2004)
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, US