A Symposium on the building technology of tomorrow

A two-day discussion on the forefront of building technology, featuring building tours with Studio Gang and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and others; case studies by firms such as Thomas Phifer and Partners and UrbanLab; presentations by the winners of the Fourth Annual R+D Awards, and more.

R+D Virtual Event

See recorded presentations and education sessions from the R+D Symposium in Chicago—along with additional case studies and content from architects and building technology companies—and earn CEUs at your own computer.
To register for our R+D Virtual Event in October please click Here.

Conference Highlights

Matthew Herman showcases the work of the Adaptive Building Initiative. A joint venture between Buro Happold and Hoberman Associates, the group looks to create building systems that change their configuration in response to environmental changes in order to optimize performance.


Hotel accommodations have been reserved at Trump International Hotel & Tower. in Chicago, IL at a discounted rate of $255 per night. Attendees are responsible for booking their own travel and hotel accommodations. Make your reservations early as space is limited. This special rate is only available until Tuesday, August 31, 2010 or until Hanley Wood's block is sold out - whichever occurs first.

To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at 877.458.7867. Attendees should identify themselves with R+D Symposium to receive the discounted conference room rate.


2011 Calendar of Events






  • American Housing Conference
    September TBD




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