The Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) is a not-for-profit organization founded to support research and disseminate information for economic design, construction, operation and rehabilitation of high rise buildings.

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News / Announcements

2023 Scholarship Award

The 2023 CCHRB Scholarship Award recipient is Mr. Kartik Sharma. Mr. Shamra attends the University of Illinois – Urban/Champaign, School of Architecture Graduate Level. Mr. Sharma completed his undergrad studies at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India.

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CCHRB 2024 Annual Seminar

Beyond Sustainability; the Path to Carbon Neutrality

A comprehensive overview of recent developments in the thinking and approaches in the rapidly evolving field of Sustainability with an emphasis on tall buildings, presented by national and internationally recognized leaders in the field.

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50 Year Anniversary Video December 1968. William Schmidt invites several fellow structural engineers to dinner at the Red Star Inn to discuss need of an organization that would address the design and construction issues involved in the design and construction of high-rise buildings. A little more than one year later – the CCHRB holds... Read More
Other Articles
2024 CCHRB Scholarship The Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings is pleased to announce our annual scholarship program for the 2024 school year.... Read More
London and Chicago Dialogue Join leading architects and city planners from London and Chicago as they discuss how tall buildings and the zero-carbon agenda... Read More
Formation of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings Formation of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings As told by Sherwin Asrow The impetus for the formation of... Read More
Interview with Sherwin Asrow Founding member Sherwin Asrow discusses the history and origination of the CCHRB.  Early meetings brought together professionals from a wide... Read More
Interview with Clyde Baker Clyde Baker remembers CCHRB’s role in commissioning studies to advance the knowledge of the high rise building industry, including Task... Read More
Interview with John Zils John Zils explains the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the design of high rise buildings, CCHRB’s role in the... Read More

Upcoming Event

Buildings Beside Body of Water

Monthly Meeting

Meetings occur regularly on the second Thursday of every month. Refer to the event calendar for a full list of upcoming events. The summer and winter social events replace regular meetings in the months of July and December, and the business meeting is held annually in the month of May.

Members may log in and register each month to attend committee meetings. Meetings include networking and a featured presentation by industry leaders in the field of high rise construction. Members may invite guests to attend regular meetings and alternates to attend in their absence.