Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Bates Smart

Within the Australian context, Bates Smart has an unparalleled level of knowledge and experience of a broad range of top flight large scale projects.

Their sophisticated experience equips its practice with the skills necessary to deliver an enduring level of excellence from conception to completion.

Bates Smart pays special attention to the environmental performance and long term durability of its buildings. They harness where possible the latest sustainable ideas and technologies in order to deliver the maximum possible environmentally sound outcomes for their clients.

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Bates Smart at CTBUH

CTBUH Australia Hosts Commercial Timber: 25 King Street

CTBUH Australia Hosts Commercial Timber: 25 King Street

26 Jul 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Australia Chapter investigated commercial timber projects through 25 King…

CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 280 George Street

CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 280 George Street

20 Jun 2018, Event – The CTBUH Sydney Committee hosted the second installment of the 2018 Design…

Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017

Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017

18 Aug 2017, Event Report – A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-…

Bates Smart at CTBUH

CTBUH Australia Hosts Commercial Timber: 25 King Street
26 Jul 2018, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter investigated commercial timber projects through 25 King Street, which will be the world's tallest timber office building upon completion.
CTBUH Sydney Design Excellence: 280 George Street
20 Jun 2018, Sydney – Event
The CTBUH Sydney Committee hosted the second installment of the 2018 Design Excellence Series, a discussion of the competition design thinking for 280 George Street.
Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017
18 Aug 2017, Sydney – Event Report
A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-up” event in advance of the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia on August 18, 2017.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
60 Martin Place
9 Mar 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH New South Waleskicked off 2016 with it's first event to celebrate the design excellence of Investa Properties’ new tower at 60 Martin Place
Design Excellence Series: 130 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
24 Jun 2015, Sydney – Event Report
The fourth Design Excellence event hosted by CTBUH NSW was held on June 24, featuring a discussion by the short-listed architects of the 130 Elizabeth Street competition
CTBUH Australia Packs House for “Superslim” Lecture
5 Mar 2015, Melbourne – Event Report
“Superslims: Collins House and The Phoenix” attracted a full house, representing more than 120 industry supporters.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Hosts Holiday Celebration
4 Dec 2014, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter, Melbourne Committee celebrated its second anniversary by hosting an informal holiday celebration.

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Philip Vivian

Philip Vivian

CTBUH Chapter Chair, 2018 – Present
Sydney, Australia

Karen Wong

Karen Wong

CTBUH Chapter Board Member, 2014 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

John Czechowski

John Czechowski

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Melbourne, Australia

CTBUH Leaders at Bates Smart

Philip Vivian

Philip Vivian

CTBUH Chapter Chair, 2018 – Present
Sydney, Australia

Karen Wong

Karen Wong

CTBUH Chapter Board Member, 2014 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

John Czechowski

John Czechowski

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Melbourne, Australia

Guy Lake

Guy Lake

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Basil Richardson

Basil Richardson

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Kristen Whittle

Kristen Whittle

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Cate Cowlishaw

Cate Cowlishaw

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Colby Wright

Colby Wright

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2017

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CTBUH Resources Involving Bates Smart

Interview: Philip Vivian

30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews
Philip Vivian, Bates Smart

Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Philip Vivian, Bates Smart

2015 New York Conference - Session 5a - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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Shaping Australia’s Tall Tower Design And High Livability Standards

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
Guy Lake, Katie Rathbone, Philip Vivian & Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart

A Case Study on Designing Superslim in Melbourne

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart

Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence

26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront
Philip Vivian, Bates Smart

Videos

Interview: Philip Vivian
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Philip Vivian of Bates Smart is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Sydney 2050 investigates how an increased height limit in Central Sydney can allow for both sustainable population growth and also benefit the public. The vision links the city’s economic development to the public benefit of a sustainable transport…
2015 New York Conference - Session 5a - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Karl Fender, Katsalidis Architects; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart; and Caroline Stalker, Architectus, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 4e: Developments in Australia.
Tall, Green and Sub-Tropical
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Designed by Bates Smart 111+222 is a mixed-use development in Brisbane consisting of a 36 level 45,000sqm commercial office building, and a 92 level five star hotel and residential tower. A structurally efficient geometry based on an equilateral…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 20: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart; Michael Volk, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna; Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch
Question & Answers session for Track Session 20.

Papers/Research

Shaping Australia’s Tall Tower Design And High Livability Standards
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Guy Lake, Katie Rathbone, Philip Vivian & Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart
With nearly 90% of its population expected to live in its state-capital cities by 2053, Australia is on track to become one of the world’s most urbanized nations. Cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are world-renowned for their livability…
A Case Study on Designing Superslim in Melbourne
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart
Collins House Melbourne, the newest super slim tower to hit the global stage, will be the most slender tower in Australia and the fourth globally. The momentous ultra-slim line tower with a slenderness ratio of 1:16.5 is designed as an entirely…
Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Sydney 2050 investigates how an increased height limit in Central Sydney can allow for both sustainable population growth and also benefit the public The vision links the city’s economic development to the public benefit of a sustainable transport…

Bates Smart Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 6 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None
Average Building Age 23 Years
Most Common Function mixed-use, 3 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 6 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Bates Smart

1   Melbourne Central 1991 211 m Melbourne
2   Freshwater Place Residential Tower 2005 205 m Melbourne
3   Collins House 2019 190 m Melbourne
4   Sofitel Hotel - Collins Place 1980 188 m Melbourne
5   ANZ Tower - Collins Place 1978 188 m Melbourne
6   Capitol Grand 2019 178 m Melbourne
7   35 Spring Street 2017 164 m Melbourne
8   2 Southbank Boulevard 2005 161 m Melbourne
9   1 Denison Street 2019 159 m Sydney
10   420 George Street 2010 136 m Sydney
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

The building list and facts show buildings involving Bates Smart, Bates Smart & McCutcheon