Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
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  • Ilkay Can-Standard

About Ilkay Can-Standard

Ilkay Can-Standard is an architect/ technologist and the founder of GenX Consultants. Her firm is focusing on helping Architects, Engineers and Construction Companies to transition to BIM using the most effective and tested strategies. GenX represents a generation of architects/engineers who have field experience and are leaders in technology. She has highly skilled teams in New Jersey, New York, Istanbul, Ankara and Shanghai. Her goal is to help transform how we build and construct our cities.

Ilkay previously worked as an Associate Principle at KPF NY Office and as a Bim Manager at KBArchitects . During her time @ KPF she has worked on award winning projects both locally and internationally – including the Ziraat Bank Headquarters in Istanbul, and the mixed-use project SOHO Tianshan Plaza in Shanghai, mixed-use project for Tishman Speyer ‘American Center’ in Shanghai and NYCHA Red Hook…


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About Ilkay Can-Standard

Ilkay Can-Standard is an architect/ technologist and the founder of GenX Consultants. Her firm is focusing on helping Architects, Engineers and Construction Companies to transition to BIM using the most effective and tested strategies. GenX represents a generation of architects/engineers who have field experience and are leaders in technology. She has highly skilled teams in New Jersey, New York, Istanbul, Ankara and Shanghai. Her goal is to help transform how we build and construct our cities.

Ilkay previously worked as an Associate Principle at KPF NY Office and as a Bim Manager at KBArchitects . During her time @ KPF she has worked on award winning projects both locally and internationally – including the Ziraat Bank Headquarters in Istanbul, and the mixed-use project SOHO Tianshan Plaza in Shanghai, mixed-use project for Tishman Speyer ‘American Center’ in Shanghai and NYCHA Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, NY.

As Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Committee of New York, she has fostered an open dialog between architects, engineers, developers and academia to develop responsible buildings and cities. Since she co-founded YPC, the group grew from 30 people to over 1000 today.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Young Professionals Committee, New York City, Co-Chair (2014 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Conference, Session Chair (Australia 2017)
  • Student Competition First-Round Jury (2015, 2016, 2017)

Initiatives Involving Ilkay Can-Standard

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017…

55 Hudson Yards: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

28 Sep 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH New York Chapter kicked off its Fall networking series with an insightful…

CTBUH New York Hosts Summer Social

31 Aug 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH New York Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted a sold-out Summer…

Initiatives Involving Ilkay Can-Standard

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
55 Hudson Yards: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities
28 Sep 2017, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter kicked off its Fall networking series with an insightful evening spent examining the current progress of a historic development, Hudson Yards.
CTBUH New York Hosts Summer Social
31 Aug 2017, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted a sold-out Summer Social, this year hosted by BuroHappold Engineering.
CTBUH New York Hosts Tall Timber Event
22 Jun 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York held a presentation and panel discussion on the character and behavior of tall timber buildings, as well as the future opportunities with timber in New York and beyond.
2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings
21 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.
CTBUH NYC Organizes One Vanderbilt Site Tour
6 Jun 2017, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH New York hosted a series of presentations and a tour at the construction site of One Vanderbilt, which will rise to 427 meters when completed in 2021.
CTBUH NYC YPC Hosts "Cornell Tech The House & Passive House"
16 Feb 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Chapter, in association with the New York YPC and Handel Architects, hosted a building presentation titled “Cornell Tech: The House & Passive House.”
NYC YPC Continues Future of Construction Series
19 Jan 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Chapter, with the YPC and Akdo, hosted the second part in the Future of Construction lecture series, titled “Moving Parts: Modular Architecture in a Flat World.”
NYC YPC Winter Holiday Party
16 Dec 2016, New York City – Event Report
The New York Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted their Winter Holiday Party at the Milliken Carpet showroom, with games and activities and lots of good cheer.
Aspect: Ratios
3 May 2016, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH NYC Young Professionals Committee welcomed over 150 design professionals for ASPECT:RATIOS, a seminar focusing on female perspectives in architecture.
CTBUH NYC YPC: Spring Social at BIG
7 Apr 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Young Professional Committee held their annual Spring Social event at Bjarke Ingels Group's New York Office on April 7, 2016.
YPC: 2015 Achievements and Event Success
16 Mar 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC held their first meeting of 2016 on March 16 at the offices of SOM to discuss the success of the past events and plans for future initiatives.
Decoding NYC High Rise Building Codes
15 Dec 2015, New York City – Event
CTBUH YPC organized a presentation and panel discussion for Decoding NYC High Rise Building Codes to discuss some of the major enhancements to the 2014 NYC Codes
Computational Design Technology
19 Nov 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted a presentation and panel discussion focused on the current computational technology tools used today in architecture and how collaboration is enhanced in the profession
Skin NY
27 Aug 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee hosted an event entitled Skin:NY that focused on high-rise façade design and construction
YPC New York August 2015 Meeting
11 Aug 2015, New York City – Event Report
Young Professionals Committee New York held a meeting in the offices of Robert Silman Associates to discuss upcoming events.
Young Professionals Committee Holds Social Event at RAMSA
23 Jun 2015, New York City – Event Report
The YPC held an event at the RAMSA office in New York City, where attendees had an opportunity to network, and learn more the exciting projects RAMSA is developing.
YPC New York May 2015 Meeting
13 May 2015, New York City – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee New York met to discuss upcoming events, educational programs, and the mission of the group.
YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center
15 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
The inaugural CTBUH New York City Chapter event, held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, showcased the rising Ping An Finance Center.
YPC Holds New York Chapter Initial Meeting
17 Dec 2014, New York City – Event Report
The first meeting of the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee (YPC) – New York City Chapter was held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox.

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Ilkay Can-Standard Related Resources

ASPECT: RATIOS – Voices of Women In the Tall Building World

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III
Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind

Ilkay Can-Standard Related Papers/Research

ASPECT: RATIOS – Voices of Women In the Tall Building World
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III; Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind
ASPECT: RATIOS is the outgrowth of a program developed by the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee in New York, beginning in 2016. The purpose of the lecture series, and of this special edition, is to showcase some of the exemplary work done by women…