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About SHoP Architects

SHoP Architects was founded to harness the power of diverse expertise in the design of buildings and environments that improve the quality of public life. The studio's inclusive, open-minded process allows them to effectively address a broad range of issues in their work: from novel programmatic concepts, to next-generation fabrication and delivery techniques, to beautifully crafted spaces that precisely suit their functions.

The studio set out to prove that intelligent, evocative architecture can be made with real-world constraints. Today, their interdisciplinary staff is implementing that idea at critical sites around the world.

SHoP Architects has been recognized with awards such as Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World” in 2014, and the Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt’s “National Design Award for Architecture” in 2009.

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New York City's Central Park Tower Launches Sales

New York City's Central Park Tower Launches Sales

16 Oct 2018, New York City – Sales have launched at New York City's Central Park Tower, which will be among the…

Hudson's Tower in Detroit May Grow to 278 Meters in Height

Hudson's Tower in Detroit May Grow to 278 Meters in Height

5 Oct 2018, Detroit – A skyscraper being built in Detroit, which will be among Michigan’s tallest buildings…

750-Unit Tower to Join Pacific Park Development in New York City’s Brooklyn

750-Unit Tower to Join Pacific Park Development in New York City’s Brooklyn

28 Sep 2018, New York City – Plans for a residential tower that is expected to rise over 152 meters in New York…

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New York City's Central Park Tower Launches Sales
16 Oct 2018 – New York City, United States
Sales have launched at New York City's Central Park Tower, which will be among the tallest residential buildings in the city when completed. Sales are expected to start…
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Hudson's Tower in Detroit May Grow to 278 Meters in Height
5 Oct 2018 – Detroit, United States
A skyscraper being built in Detroit, which will be among Michigan’s tallest buildings, is potentially getting 100 feet (30 meters) taller to reach a possible height of…
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750-Unit Tower to Join Pacific Park Development in New York City’s Brooklyn
28 Sep 2018 – New York City, United States
Plans for a residential tower that is expected to rise over 152 meters in New York City’s Brooklyn borough have been released. The project will join the area’s Pacific…
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New Rendering Revealed for High-Rise on New York’s Lower East Side
27 Jun 2018 – New York City, United States
An updated rendering has been released for a 223-meter tower on the Lower East Side of New York, alongside new details for two nearby projects. The three developments are…
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New York’s 111 West 57th Street Reaches Halfway Point
14 Mar 2018 – New York City, United States
The under-construction supertall tower at 111 West 57th Street in New York City is now halfway to its final height. The 435.5-meter residential high-rise will contain…
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New Rendering for Pacific Park’s Full Build-Out in New York Show Its Tallest Skyscraper
16 Jan 2018 – New York City, United States
New renderings have been released for the Pacific Park mega-project near Barclay’s Center in Downtown Brooklyn that indicate that the development's tallest tower will be…
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Detroit Breaks Ground on Its Next Tallest Tower
15 Dec 2017 – Detroit, United States
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan were on hand for the groundbreaking of what will be the tallest building in Michigan. The project is now…
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Upcoming Detroit Redevelopment Sees Major Design Changes
14 Sep 2017 – Detroit, United States
An updated vision for the planned redevelopment of the J.L. Hudson department store site calls for a taller, more expensive building than previously proposed. But the…
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9 DeKalb Avenue Gets Ready to Rise in Downtown Brooklyn
29 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
As New York City's supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the outer boroughs are set to get their first supertall building. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the high-rise…
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Site Work Begins at Brooklyn Supertall
12 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
All has been quiet at the site of 9 DeKalb since the supertall tower got approval to proceed after the Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared its ascent in April 2016…
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Tallest Building in Detroit to Break Ground in 2017
8 Jun 2017 – Detroit, United States
Construction on what would be the tallest building in Detroit could begin by the end of 2017. The 52-story skyscraper would be located at the site of the now demolished J…
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New Renderings Revealed for First Domino Sugar Building as Construction Commences in New York City
31 May 2017 – New York City, United States
Development on the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is moving along, with May 30 marking the launch of leasing at 325 Kent Avenue – the…
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Office Tenants Quick to Snatch up Collins Arch Space in Melbourne
26 May 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
The mixed-used development at Melbourne’s 447 Collins Street, known as Collins Arch, has added commitments from three major legal firms to its office space within 12…
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Plans for 260 Kent Avenue Finalized in New York City
28 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
The final designs for 260 Kent Avenue have been revealed. The new 42-story tower is part of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment mega-project, which will have a total…
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First Tenants Move into New York’s American Copper Buildings
6 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
The first tenants have moved into the American Copper Buildings, located on First Avenue and 36th Street along Manhattan's East River waterfront, confirming that the pair…
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New Renderings and Info Unveiled for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards Project
28 Mar 2017 – Philadelphia, United States
New images of the Schuylkill Yards project have been released, along with a film and a website that details new information on the project. Further, an interactive map…
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52-Story Tower Revealed for Downtown Detroit
23 Feb 2017 – Detroit, United States
New details have been released for Hudsons Tower. The development is proposed to feature 139,000 square meters of gross floor area and a 224-meter tower. If built, it…
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Melbourne’s Upcoming Collins Arch Project Selects Hotel Brand
3 Feb 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
Developers have confirmed that W Melbourne will open in 2020 as part of its USD$769 million mixed-use luxury precinct Collins Arch. The hotel will be located in the…
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32-Story Modular High-Rise Completes in New York
22 Nov 2016 – New York City, United States
Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world's tallest volumetric modular tower and billed a solution to meet…
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Major Tenants Secured for Proposed Developments at 447 and 80 Collins Street in Melbourne
17 Oct 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The week of October 10 has seen two noteworthy commercial leasing deals unveiled as major tenants each reportedly secure about 6,000 square meters of space at proposed…
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56 Leonard Nears Completion in New York City
2 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The Jenga-like 56 Leonard Street has been captured by recent photographs ahead of its imminent completion. The 57-story tower appears largely complete, apart from a…
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SHoP Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Development in Tijuana
27 May 2016 – Tijuana, Mexico
SHoP Architects has broken ground on their first project in Mexico, a mixed-use development in Tijuana. The complex, which will be known as Bajalta, explores new ideas…
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32-Story Volumetric Modular Building Topped Out in Brooklyn
16 May 2016 – New York City, United States
461 Dean Street has topped out in Brooklyn, New York. Designed by SHoP architects, the 32-story structure is set to become the first residential building to open at…
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JDS Unveils Plans for a 77-Story Lower East Side Tower
28 Apr 2016 – New York City, United States
New York development firm JDS Development has announced plans for a 274-meter, 77-story tower at 247 Cherry Street. The tower is poised to hold about 600 apartments, 150…
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Proposal for Brooklyn’s First Supertall is Approved
21 Apr 2016 – New York City, United States
On Tuesday April 19, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 73-story apartment building that is set to become the…
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Victorian Planning Minister Approves Shorter Version of 447 Collins Street
6 Apr 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
Construction is expected to begin on the mixed-use 447 Collins Street skyscraper before the end of 2016, after Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne reached agreement…
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Asymmetrical Towers at 626 First Avenue Top Out in New York City
30 Mar 2016 – New York City, United States
A pair of asymmetrical, copper-clad towers at 626 First Avenue – a 35-story, 143-meter southeastern tower and a taller 46-story, 165-meter northwestern tower – have…
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Plans Submitted for 73-Story Tower that would be Brooklyn’s Tallest
18 Feb 2016 – New York City, United States
Two developers have submitted plans in recent weeks for a 1,066-foot (325-meter) building in Downtown Brooklyn, which would be almost twice as tall as anything…
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Designs Revealed for Pacific Park Residential and School Building in New York
10 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
Designs have been unveiled for the 616-seat public school that is currently under construction at the 26-story 664 Pacific Street, part of the nine-hectare Pacific Park…
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Three-Tower Complex Proposed in New York City
1 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
SHoP Architects recently unveiled a three-tower complex on the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. The tallest tower, at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, will be 28 stories,…
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Skyscraper Proposed for Prime Collins Street Block in Melbourne
13 Nov 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Twin towers connected by a skybridge could be built on a prime Collins Street block after a new AUS$1.25 billion (US$888 million) application was submitted to the city's…
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Images Revealed for Brooklyn’s First Supertall Skyscraper
10 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
In June of 2014, new building applications were filed by JDS Development for a tower coming to 340 Flatbush Avenue Ext. Now, the first renderings for the SHoP-designed…
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Brooklyn May Soon Get a Supertall Tower
7 Aug 2015 – New York City, United States
Brooklyn could soon have a residential skyscraper as tall as the Empire State Building. Developers have struck a $90 million deal to acquire the former Dime Savings Bank…
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Developers Design New Tech District for Miami
1 Jun 2015 – Miami, United States
Developers have released a proposal for the Miami Innovation District, located in Miami's Park West neighborhood. The development is meant to catalyze the city into…
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SHoP’s Pair of Long Island City Towers Near the Finish Line
27 Mar 2015 – New York City, United States
SHoP Architects' two-tower project in the Hunters Point South development is wrapping up construction. It is reported that 92,700 applicants had been received for the…
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New York City’s 111 West 57th Street Receives Final Approval
7 Jan 2015 – New York City, United States
Building applications for the tower at 111 West 57th Street have been approved. The superthin tower will rise 426 meters and will have approximately 55 residences.…
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Skinny Skyscraper Floorplans Revealed in New York City
21 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
During a presentation about 111 West 57th Street, floorplans were shared confirming that each apartment will take up an entire floor. The skyscraper will reach more than…
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Rendering Unveiled for New York’s 1711 First Avenue
5 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
A luxury real estate developer has unveiled renderings for 1711 First Avenue, which will rise 34 stories and contain 78 apartments of the one- to four-bedroom variety,…
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Developer Still Pursuing Seaport Tower in New York City
12 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
Plans for a 50-story tower in New York City next to Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport were put on hold after community backlash, but new documents indicate that the…
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New York City’s Atlantic Yards Rebrands as Pacific Park
6 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
On August 4, developers announced a revamp of New York City’s Atlantic Yards project - which has received mixed reviews from local Brooklyn residents, that includes new…
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Permits Filed for New York City’s 262 Kent Avenue, Domino Site A
28 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
Permits for 262 Kent Avenue, the northernmost site at Two Trees’ Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, have been filed. The building will sit…
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Permits Filed For 320 Kent Avenue in New York City
8 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
Two Trees’ Domino redevelopment in New York City continues to move forward, and administrative overhead is now underway. Permits have been filed for 320 Kent Avenue,…
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New York Mayor Victorious in Tall Affordable Housing Challenge
10 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Upon the insistence of New York’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, the development at the former Domino Sugar factory site will incorporate larger apartments for families within…
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First B2 Module Stacked
13 Dec 2013 – New York, United States
The first of 930 modular units was lifted into place at B2, which at 347 feet (105.8 m) is set to become the world’s tallest modular building. Considerable fanfare…
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Rents Rates Released for B2 Tower
3 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
The subsidized units at Forest City Ratner's B2, a residential tower in the Atlantic Yards mega-development, will start at $494 per month. About half of the units will be…
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Video: Skinny Is “In” for New York Skyscrapers
7 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent installment of Yahoo! News feature “The Future Is Now” explores the emerging trend of super-skinny skyscrapers in New York. Following the proposal for 111 West…
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Domino Sugar Factory Moves Forward
6 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
Two Trees Management's plan for the SHoP Architects-designed Domino Sugar Factory master plan in Williamsburg has begun the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure in New York…
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Staten Island's Record-Breaking Wheel Approved
1 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council green-lighted plans for the putative “world's tallest observation wheel" to be built on Staten Island. The council’s approval is the final step…
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Tour the B2 Factory with Gizmodo
25 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Gizmodo has published an article that takes the reader on a tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yards factory, which fabricates the elements that will be used to construct the B2…
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57th Street's Super Skinny Tower Clears First Approval
18 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The new residential tower at 111 West 57th planned for New York may soon be able to lay claim to the title of skinniest skyscraper in the world. The design, by SHoP…
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Greenland Takes Major Stake in Atlantic Yards
14 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Chinese state-owned property developer Greenland Holdings Group signed a preliminary deal to take a majority stake in Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn's 22-acre (9-hectare)…
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JDS Plans Another Skinny Tower on West 57th Street
9 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
JDS Development and Property Markets Group have launched a plan to build an ultra-skinny condominium tower at 111 West 57th Street, The Wall Street Journal reports. The 1…
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Developer to Sell a Percentage of Atlantic Yards to Fund Construction
26 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner, Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies, has announced he plans to sell 50 to 80 percent of the $5 billion complex to…
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SHoP Towers to Dance in Manhattan
5 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
The empty site at First Avenue between 35th and 42nd streets in Manhattan will host a pair of luxury residential towers designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS…
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JDS Plans Manhattan Tower Next to Steinway Building
7 May 2013 – New York City, United States
With its March purchase of New York's landmark Steinway Hall, JDS Development Group is considering expanding its planned 105-107 W. 57th Street tower. Now that it owns…
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Long Island Development Marks Post-Sandy Recovery
6 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
Construction has officially begun on the first phase of the largest affordable housing project in New York City since the 1970s. When completed, this phase of the Hunter'…
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Kenya Launches 'Popup City'
13 Feb 2013 – Konza Technology City, Kenya
In January, Kenya launched its Konza Technology City, a $14.4 billion "popup city" located 40 miles from Nairobi. Nicknamed the "African Silicon Savannah," Konza was…
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Atlantic Yards Modular Tower Launched
20 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
New York’s Mayor Bloomberg and Brooklyn leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the first building of the borough's Atlantic Yards development. The 32-story B2…
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New York Project Will Use Pre-Fab System
28 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
After months of speculation, New York developer Forest City Ratner has confirmed plans to use a pre-fabricated construction system for a 32-story residential tower in the…

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SHoP Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH Canada Hosts Discussion: Modular Design & Construction

12 Sep 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a discussion on Modular Design and Construction,…

CTBUH Australia Explores the Design of Collins Arch

7 Jun 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Melbourne hosted its first event of 2018, a case study of Collins Arch,…

CTBUH New York Hosts Tall Timber Event

22 Jun 2017, Event Report – CTBUH New York held a presentation and panel discussion on the character and…

SHoP Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH Canada Hosts Discussion: Modular Design & Construction
12 Sep 2018, Toronto – Event Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a discussion on Modular Design and Construction, featuring an overview of existing modular implementations as well as future implications.
CTBUH Australia Explores the Design of Collins Arch
7 Jun 2018, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Melbourne hosted its first event of 2018, a case study of Collins Arch, composed as two buildings with linked floor plates in the center of Melbourne's Central Business District.
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.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Future of Construction: Manufacturing Buildings
9 Jun 2016, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter in collaboration with the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee held the first of its lecture series, “Future of Construction.”
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.
Brooklyn Urban and Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured City Point Complex, Barclays Center, and 461 Dean Street which have impacted the cityscape of Brooklyn.
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
The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
SHoP Architects welcomed a group of architects and engineers for a lively discussion and exchange of ideas about slender buildings.
Facades+ New York City
16-17 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City to participate in the Facades+ conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper.
World Architecture Day Prefab Panel Debates on “Factory-Made”
11 Oct 2013, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood led a panel focused on the exigencies of pre-fabrication and modular construction.
Atlantic Yards B2 – Modular on the Rise
24 Jul 2013, Chicago – Event Report
It seems increasingly evident that 2013 will be remembered as The Year of Prefab in the tall-building community. At 32 stories, B2 promises to become the tallest modular building.

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Vishaan Chakrabarti

Vishaan Chakrabarti

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2012
New York City, United States

Gregg Pasquarelli

Gregg Pasquarelli

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2018
New York City, United States

Dana Getman

Dana Getman

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2015
New York City, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving SHoP Architects

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Papers/Research

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; William Baker, SOM; Santiago Calatrava, Calatrava International; Rob Devereux, ICD Brookfield Management Ltd, et al.
As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal lines, with several central business districts, ideally all offering something…

Tall Buildings Involving SHoP Architects