Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Jon Van Benthem

About Jon Van Benthem

Jon is the evangelist for the architectural profession at Autodesk both inside and outside the organization. His role is to align Autodesk offerings and resources with the business of architecture, acting as a liaison among our clients and our internal sales, consulting and development teams. Jon works with many of our largest and most sophisticated client accounts, collaboratively building a technology vision that supports some of the largest and most iconic architectural projects and practices.

Jon has served on numerous boards and committees during his career – perhaps most notably his 8 years as the Planning Commissioner Chair in Longmont, Colorado. A licensed architect himself (CO) and graduate of the University of Illinois (BSAS ’92, MArch ’94), Jon has worked in traditional architecture and multi-disciplinary firms, design-build companies, consulting/owners’ representation, and…


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About Jon Van Benthem

Jon is the evangelist for the architectural profession at Autodesk both inside and outside the organization. His role is to align Autodesk offerings and resources with the business of architecture, acting as a liaison among our clients and our internal sales, consulting and development teams. Jon works with many of our largest and most sophisticated client accounts, collaboratively building a technology vision that supports some of the largest and most iconic architectural projects and practices.

Jon has served on numerous boards and committees during his career – perhaps most notably his 8 years as the Planning Commissioner Chair in Longmont, Colorado. A licensed architect himself (CO) and graduate of the University of Illinois (BSAS ’92, MArch ’94), Jon has worked in traditional architecture and multi-disciplinary firms, design-build companies, consulting/owners’ representation, and real estate development. He was owner and managing principal of his own architecture firm, abe Designworks, for several years before joining Autodesk.

His broad experience across AEC has made Jon a proponent of his profession and his industry. And while he works daily with the highest of tech and is involved in its application at the highest levels, Jon sees technology as a tool, joining methodology and human talent & initiative to achieve our project goals.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Advisory Group (2017 – Present)
  • Working Group: Smart Building Technology (– Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018)

Events/Initiatives Involving Jon Van Benthem

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Advisory Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference

Advisory Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Advisory Group had the opportunity to meet at the 2018 Middle East…

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

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…

Events/Initiatives Involving Jon Van Benthem

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Advisory Group Convenes at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Advisory Group had the opportunity to meet at the 2018 Middle East Conference to further hone the core mission of the group and its role in the success of the Council.
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.

Jon Van Benthem Related Resources

What Does a Smart City Look Like?

22 Oct 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference
Chair: David Malott, AI.; Robert Boog, Schindler; Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects; Gurjit Singh, Dubai World Trade Center; Jon Van Benthem, Autodesk