September 13, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Salesforce Tower Chicago

Salesforce Tower Chicago is the latest addition to Chicago’s skyline and concludes the development of the esteemed Wolf Point South parcel along the Chicago River.  The Kennedy-family-owned parcel was master-planned by design architect Pelli Clarke & Partners to develop two residential towers to the east and west, with the 60-story, 850-ft tall commercial office tower on the south parcel to anchor the site.  The 1.2 million square foot office tower was developed by Hines with aspirations to improve upon common construction practice in their pursuit of reducing embodied carbons.  The proactive support of the design team and general contractor, Walsh Construction, led to a nearly 20% reduction in embodied carbon.  With a constrained site and minimal access, Walsh delivered all materials through a tunnel built under the adjacent Wolf Point East development in coordination with thoughtful construction staging plans.  The presentation will cover these sustainability, construction and other engineering challenges encountered throughout design and construction.

Learning objectives:

  • Attendees will learn to identify opportunities for structural engineers to lead the effort in sustainability and how to track embodied carbon from design through execution.
  • Attendees will learn the design challenges of detailing and erecting steel outrigger systems
  • Attendees will learn the construction challenges of building on a constrained site


1 CEU will be issued for this event.


Cliff Dwellers Club

200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Floor

Chicago, IL


  • Bibb Lettuce and Belgian Endive, Asparagus and Orange and Grapefruit Sections
  • 7 oz. Grilled Filet Mignon, served with Baby Artichoke and Béarnaise Sauce
    • Served with chef’s appropriate accompaniments of vegetables and starch
  • Key Lime Pie



IN PERSON: Member -- $60; Non-Member - $90

Live Streaming: Member - $30; Non-Member - $45


If you register for the in-person event and cannot attend, please cancel before Friday, September 9th. If you do not cancel by that time, please send a colleague in your place, as you will be charged.

Thank you to our Sponsor!

About the Speaker

Matthew Streid, SE

Principal, Magnusson Klemencic Associates 

Matt is a Principal at MKA with design experience ranging from low-rise office campus headquarters, to high-rise office developments and mixed-use projects across the U.S. He has applied his expertise to the designs of many signature developments, such as Seattle’s Amazon Block 20, Salesforce Tower Chicago, Boston’s Backbay Station and numerous heavy timber office buildings. Matt is actively involved in MKA’s High-Rise and Office Technical Specialist Teams, the Structural Engineer’s Association of Illinois and in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.




Ed Schuster ( WALSH )
Elliot Wilm ( WALSH )
Matt Thunstedt ( WALSH )
Jeff Ruhde ( Burns & McDonnell )
Kent Nusekabel
Rae Sung Lee ( Cannon Design )
Kevin Kuntz ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
William Kolbuk ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Vinay Damam ( DeWalt Inc. )
Stacey Ceretti ( Envista Forensics )
Bryan Wickert ( Wallace Design Collective )
Daniel Lally ( Forefront Structural Engineers )
Elizabeth Gallagher ( Benesch )
Sophia Hoang ( HNTB Corporation )
Rishabh Moorjani ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Karen Grossett ( Thornton Tomasetti )
José Medero ( ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc) )
Joe Porada ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Mark Stern ( James F. Giannini & Associates )
David Eckmann ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Bryan Eckmann ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Sam Mittal ( STV Inc. )
Jace Jackson
Stephanie Crain ( Structural Engineers Asso )
Luke Johnson ( Nucor )
Peter Busch ( HNTB )
Armin Bebamzadeh ( HPC Design In )
Kermin Chok ( Arup )
Robert Sinn
Jeffrey Yoders ( ENR.Com )
Stephen Schmitt ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Jennifer Traut-Todaro ( The Structural Group )
Michelle Ryland ( Klein & Hoffman )
Benjamin Sexton ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Dennis Penepacker
Alex Brown ( Vulcraft )
R. Bradlee Fletcher ( Atlas Tube/Zekelman Industries )
Jorge Medina ( Burns and McDonnell )
Robert Lau ( Klein and Hoffman, Inc. )
Sudarshan Krishnan ( University of Illinois School of Architecture )
Derek Boeldt ( Jacobs )
Christopher Rockey ( Rockey Structures, LLC )
Rachel Jackson ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Adam Theiss ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Brian Boysen ( Burn & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc )
Stephanie Hautzinger ( CannonDesign )
Joseph Dardis ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Jan Blok ( The Structural Group, Ltd. )