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Construction contractor Skender has joined a new prefab movement with the opening of an apartment module factory in South Lawndale. Learn how entire apartment modules are built off-site and later pieced together.

$20 public (includes CAC admission)
$15 CAC members
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tim Swanson, Chief Design Officer at Skender, will detail the exciting work underway to transform modular, prefab construction in Chicago. He will outline why prefab is on the rise and share his company’s plans for a six-story, 110-unit apartment building in West Loop. Discover the scalable potential of this design and fabrication process in an era of escalating material and construction costs.

Program Speaker: Tim Swanson

Tim Swanson

Tim Swanson leads Skender’s team of architects and designers—bringing his passion for integrating the design and construction process to the firm’s clients. In his former position of Chicago office director at CannonDesign, he was the youngest office leader in the history of the century-old firm. Throughout his decade there, Tim oversaw a team of more than 200 architecture, engineering and planning experts. He also led its City Design practice, a national group focused on helping cities around the world grow and prosper. Having lived in Abu Dhabi, rural India and major American cities like New York and Chicago, Tim brings a unique, global perspective to his design work.

AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU

  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
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