SEFW is pleased to present "Trends in Worldwide Urban Growth:  How Washington Stacks Up" as the 9th Annual Fall Forum on November 6, 2019, at Benaroya Hall. The lecture will be given by Antony Wood, CEO of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, who has personally visited more than 80 countries and is a renowned expert in urban growth and density.


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About our speaker:

Antony Wood, RIBA, PhD, has been Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006. Prior to this, he was CTBUH Vice-Chairman for Europe and Head of Research. His tenure has seen a revitalization of CTBUH and an increase in output and initiatives across all areas.


Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Antony is also a Research Professor in the College of Architecture and a visiting professor of tall buildings at Tongji University Shanghai. Prior to joining the Council and IIT, Antony was an Associate Professor/Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Nottingham in the UK, where he was an active member of various research teams.


Prior to becoming an academic, Antony worked as an architect in practice in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and the UK. It was during this time that he developed his passion for tall buildings.


He currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife and two children.



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Corporate sponsorship opportunities exist at Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels for both firms and individuals interested in supporting SEFW. Individual donors may also elect to become a "Friend of the Foundation" for a $100 tax-deductible gift. All “Friends” will be recognized at the event, as well.


Included with a corporate partnership are tickets to a pre-function networking reception; several instances of print, online, and verbal recognition; strategic placement of your corporate logo; and much more.


Donations are key to SEFW’s continued funding of its charitable mission through scholarship, education, research, and outreach — all of which contribute to supporting the AEC industry. Some of the efforts funded by SEFW this past year are as follows:


  • $16,000 in scholarships awarded to students through the SEAW scholarship program (read more)
  • Inaugural scholarship to send a younger SEAW member to the NW Conference (read more)
  • Outreach efforts to reach 5,000+ K-12 students in 2019 alone, including structural engineering  booths at STEM career expos, bridge building competitions, and more (read more)
  • Creation of a fundraising collection tool for a Special Wind Region Study, in conjunction with the SEAoOregon (read more)


All donations, from corporations and individuals, will fund more efforts like these, as together we inspire and aid future members of the industry.


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