Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving AECOM

The Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

Jameson House

Jameson House, Vancouver

The Jameson House continues a pattern of high density mixed-use living and working environments now prevalent in Vancouver.

Manitoba Hydro Place

Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg

Designed to be site specific, this building could not be transplanted to another city in the form we see here; making it the perfect response to the homogenization of skylines.

The Shard

The Shard, London

The developers of The Shard showed remarkable tenacity in bringing it to fruition.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, London

The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London.

Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower, London

The dramatic and highly visible structural system employed on Broadgate Tower is an innovative solution to the challenge of spanning the pre-existing railways that run under the site.

Heron Tower

Heron Tower, London

Heron Tower provides highly flexible work-spaces which support diverse tenant needs through a series of ten multi-story “villages”—with a full-height atrium at the heart of each.

Tornado Tower

Tornado Tower, Doha

The use of the diagrid as an appropriate structural system for high rise buildings seems to be gathering pace around the world, and Tornado demonstrates its advantages perfectly.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the ambitious World Trade Center redevelopment, the symbolic 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises on the northwest corner of the Lower Manhattan site.

The Bank of America Tower

The Bank of America Tower, New York City

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park produces a high level of sustainability within the commercial market place, creating a strong identity for itself.

Al Bahar Towers

Al Bahar Towers, Abu Dhabi

In looking to innovate high-rise design, nature and culture are the most resilient sources of inspiration.

Veer Towers

Veer Towers, Las Vegas

Veer Towers takes on the challenge of building a sustainable, all glass tower in the desert environment of Las Vegas through its exquisitely detailed facades.

The John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center, Chicago

Over forty years after its completion, the John Hancock Center has established itself as one of the world’s most recognized skyscrapers and an iconic example.

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower, New York City

The Hearst Headquarters became the first New York City commercial office building to achieve Gold LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council.

Sky Tower

Sky Tower, Abu Dhabi

Sky Tower is a 292 meter tall skyscraper in Abu Dhabi that was the city's tallest building when it completed in 2010.

Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower, Melbourne

The Eureka Skydeck 88 observation deck provides stunning views of Melbourne from atop, at the time of completion, the city's tallest building.

Kingdom Centre

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh

Below the observation deck is an inverted parabolic arch that occupies the top third of the skyscraper creating its iconic status in the city.

The Address

The Address, Dubai

Located across the Dubai Fountain from Burj Khalifa, The Address Downtown Dubai provides stunning views of the world's first megatall tower.

Millennium Tower

Millennium Tower, San Francisco

Intended to resemble a translucent crystal with its design, the late-modernist tower is located in the South of Market district in downtown San Francisco.

Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Towers complex includes five residential towers situated in the beachside Al Ras Al Akhdar district, and offer panoramic views over the city and Arabian Sea.

Kent Vale

Kent Vale, Singapore

Located amongst verdant surroundings within close proximity to amenities, Kent Vale provides conveniences for on-campus living.

4 World Trade Center

4 World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the new World Trade Center complex, 4 World Trade Center stands on the southeast corner of the site, where the original once stood.

Revel Resort and Casino

Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City

Located on beachfront land along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Revel became the tallest building in Atlantic City upon completion.

The Tower, One St George Wharf

The Tower, One St George Wharf, London

This 180 meter residential tower was designed using a unique floor plan concept based on the shape of a Catherine wheel.

Portside

Portside, Cape Town

This 136 meter tower was the first significant skyscraper developed in the last 15 years in Cape Town's central business district, when it was completed in 2014.

510 Madison

510 Madison, New York City

The modernist tower with clean facade lines and flexible interior spaces features a garden terrace on the 6th floor.

Shanghai Wheelock Square

Shanghai Wheelock Square, Shanghai

Featuring simple symmetrical lines with the design, Shanghai Wheelock Square integrates environmentally-friendly aspects with state-of-the-art provisions.

RMIT Swanston Academic Building

RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne

The defining element for the design of this academic building was its central site to Melbourne's CBD and has a 5 star green star rating.

One Central Park

One Central Park, Sydney

A 116 meter residential tower that features "vertical gardens" along its outer facade, and a cantilevered section including a heliostat to provide light to the parkland below.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

Shanghai International Finance Centre is a integrated complex comprising twin premium Grade-A office towers, located at the heart of the Little Lujiazui financial and trade zone.

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex, Guangzhou

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality & Exhibition Complex contains four distinct programmatic uses, office, retail exhibition, hotel and exhibition, that are split between two sites.

One Shenzhen Bay

One Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen

Located on reclaimed land that did not exist in 2005, One Shenzhen Bay anchors the newly created business district of Houhai.

247 Park

247 Park, Mumbai

Located in the growing IT community of LBS Marg in Mumbai, 247 Park was designed to accommodate over 6,000 professionals with retail amenities, a business center, and a gymnasium.

Asia Square

Asia Square, Singapore

Asia Square's two towers, located in Marina Bay, are separated by The Cube, a landscaped indoor plaza.

W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences

W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences, New York City

Representing one of Manhattan's most exhilarating projects, W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences opened in 2010.

Urbanest King's Cross

Urbanest King's Cross, London

Situated in a transportation hub near several universities, Urbanest King's Cross is a residential tower designed for students, offering a variety of floor plans with city views.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York City

Baccarat Hotel & Residences form and craftsmanship is inspired by the eponymous luxury crystal brand that owns the building.

Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street

Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street, Melbourne

The new workplace was part of a major cultural change program for Australia’s largest health insurer Medibank to live its purpose to the core and create better health outcomes

SkyVille @ Dawson

SkyVille @ Dawson , Singapore

SkyVille @ Dawson is a public housing project that provides 960 family homes while including a high level of amenities that foster communal living in a sustainable atmosphere.

South Beach

South Beach, Singapore

The South Beach development includes two inclined towers defined by an environmental screen surging from the lower canopy to mitigate harsh sun in the sky gardens and balconies.

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, Tianjin

Located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, Tianjin CTF Finance Centre features a mix of uses including office space, luxury serviced apartments, and a hotel.

Hangzhou Xizi International Center

Hangzhou Xizi International Center, Hangzhou

Based on the concept of a traditional arched gateway to a city, Hangzhou Xizi International Center is a trio of buildings with mixed uses surrounding a central courtyard.

Beirut Terraces

Beirut Terraces, Beirut

Beirut Terraces is a unique 25-floor, 110-meter waterfront residential tower, located in Beirut’s Central District, the most desirable residential area in Lebanon.

Kampung Admiralty

Kampung Admiralty, Singapore

Winning CTBUH awards in 2019 for Best Tall Mixed-use Building and Single Site Urban Habitat, this building integrates housing, a medical center, and a community plaza and park.

10 Brock Street

10 Brock Street, London

Part of a larger redevelopment plan, this complex is made up of multiple buildings which foster permeability between interior spaces, public areas, and the city around them.

181 Fremont

181 Fremont, San Francisco

Winner of the 2019 CTBUH Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Awards this mixed-use building uses an exoskeleton structure to allow for open floor plates without columns.

Changsha Jinmao Meixi Lake International Plaza

Changsha Jinmao Meixi Lake International Plaza, Changsha

Winner of a 2019 CTBUH Urban Habitat District Scale Award of Excellence, this project mixes squares, indoor atriums, an underground outdoor street to create a permeable space.

Five Manhattan West

Five Manhattan West, New York City

Winner of a CTBUH 2019 Renovation Award of Excellence, this building had once been a warehouse, and has been redeveloped as office and retail space.

Raffles City Hangzhou

Raffles City Hangzhou, Hangzhou

Winning a 2019 CTBUH MEP Engineering Award, this mixed-use development features two buildings attached through a ten-story shopping podium.

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AECOM at CTBUH

CTBUH NY Chapter Holds Demolition Seminar

25 Sep 2019, Event Report – Over 50 attendees enjoyed a networking reception followed by engaging presentations…

CTBUH Brisbane Hosts Successful Cities Seminar: Valley Vision

21 Mar 2019, Event Report – The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held its first seminar in the 2019…

“Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards 2050” Report

“Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards 2050” Report

23 May 2018, CTBUH News – The work of a CTBUH/IIT collaborative design studio on the sustainability and…

AECOM at CTBUH

CTBUH NY Chapter Holds Demolition Seminar
25 Sep 2019, New York City – Event Report
Over 50 attendees enjoyed a networking reception followed by engaging presentations and Q&A with panelists, discussing demolition strategies in New York City.
CTBUH Brisbane Hosts Successful Cities Seminar: Valley Vision
21 Mar 2019, Brisbane – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held its first seminar in the 2019 series on “Successful Cities,” featuring the Valley Vision development.
“Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards 2050” Report
23 May 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
The work of a CTBUH/IIT collaborative design studio on the sustainability and resiliency of urban habitats was presented at the final review.
CTBUH-IIT Design Research Studio Midterm Spring Review
7 Mar 2018, Chicago – Event
During a semester of intense work assisted by the CTBUH and supported by AECOM, IIT architecture students presented their design research studio projects in Crown Hall.
CTBUH-IIT Design Research Studio Final Fall Review
1 Dec 2017, Chicago – Event
After a semester of intense work assisted by the CTBUH and supported by AECOM, IIT architecture students presented their design research studio projects in Crown Hall.
CTBUH-IIT Design Research Studio Student 2017 Conference Tour
28 Oct-3 Nov 2017, Sydney – Tour Report
Students from the 2017–2018 CTBUH-IIT design research studio attended the 2017 CTBUH International Conference and toured Sydney.
CTBUH-IIT Design Research Studio Midterm Fall Review
13 Oct 2017, Chicago – Event
During a semester of intense work assisted by the CTBUH and supported by AECOM, IIT architecture students presented their design research studio projects in Crown Hall.
AECOM Supports CTBUH-IIT Academic Tall Building Studio
21 Aug 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH is pleased to announce that AECOM will be supporting the 2017-2018 CTBUH-IIT Design Research Studio, titled “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards 2050.”
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.
30 Park Place Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 30 Park Place which will house the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Downtown New York.
CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Launches in London
17 Jun 2015, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter launched with an event at London’s BT Tower. Topics of discussion included a surge in high-rise construction in the city, and sustainability.
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.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The refined Wheelock Square played host to CTBUH delegates, who toured AECOM’s office on the 36th through 38th floors, a refuge / MEP floor, and the basement.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Fire & Life Safety Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Life Safety Working Group hosted a productive technical workshop at the 2014 Shanghai Conference. Below are some highlights from the meeting.
Creating Urban Places: Flinders Street Station Competition
14 Nov 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The final seminar of 2013 series "Creating Urban Places" focused on the HASSELL + Herzog & De Meuron winning scheme for the Flinders Street Station design competition.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Launches
31 Jul 2013, Melbourne – Event Report
Close to 70 people attended the meeting where CTBUH representatives from Melbourne presented on the history and mission of the CTBUH, and plans for upcoming events.
CTBUH Publishes Case Study on The Leadenhall Building in London
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London, but it also springs forward with an innovative structure and a dynamic street presence.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Gold Sponsor
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Sponsor
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 2
Jun 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 2 includes 9 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 11th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
An elegantly simple tower, Wheelock Square also incorporates inherent ideas of sustainability to create a unified design.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
Sustainability Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group convened the day before the start of the Shanghai Congress to review recent progress and focus on goals for the future.
NYU Team Wins First CTBUH Research Seed Funding
Sep 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Research
A research team from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has won the CTBUH’s first research seed funding grant for a research project based in China.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH Makes New Leader Appointments
14 Sep 2011, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board of Trustees, Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, and one appointment to the Advisory Group, John D. Nipaver.
London Report: Bucking a Western Trend?
Jul 2011, London – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited the UK in July for the inaugural meeting of a future CTBUH UK Chapter and other endeavors.
Shard London Bridge Visit
23 Jan 2011, London – Tour Report
While in London, CTBUH’s Jan Klerks took the opportunity to visit the city's future tallest building; the Shard London Bridge, currently rising next to London Bridge Station.
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
22 Oct 2009, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 8th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Doha Tower Tech
12-15 Oct 2009, Doha – Event Report
CTBUH Research & Communications Manager Jan Klerks and Trustee William Maibusch represented the CTBUH as the guests of honor during the TowerTech fair in Doha.
CTBUH Summer Tall Tours Underway – Legacy at Millennium Park
22 May 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
The first of three CTBUH construction tours held in Chicago during the summer of 2009 was attended by 30 people, at the Legacy.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Gold+ Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.
Social Networking Events, CTBUH 8th World Congress
2-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Event Report
There were many social networking opportunities at the Congress including a golf outing, networking lunches, and a grand dinner.

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Marc Colella

Marc Colella

CTBUH City Committee, 2016 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Ian Skelton

Ian Skelton

CTBUH Country Executive Committee, 2015 – 2017
London, United Kingdom

Alastair Macgregor

Alastair Macgregor

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2015
Los Angeles, United States

CTBUH Leaders at AECOM

Marc Colella

Marc Colella

CTBUH City Committee, 2016 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Ian Skelton

Ian Skelton

CTBUH Country Executive Committee, 2015 – 2017
London, United Kingdom

Alastair Macgregor

Alastair Macgregor

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2015
Los Angeles, United States

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2014
London, United Kingdom

Malcolm Laverick

Malcolm Laverick

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present
Shanghai, China

Yanmin Wu

Yanmin Wu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Sam Turner

Sam Turner

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Global, 2019 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Zainab Alireza

Zainab Alireza

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Peter Brickell

Peter Brickell

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
London, United Kingdom

David Glover

David Glover

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2013

Hongyu Li

Hongyu Li

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
Shanghai, China

Richard Morrison

Richard Morrison

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Mark Stefanac

Mark Stefanac

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Adelaide, Australia

Shu-Hsin Soong

Shu-Hsin Soong

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017

Dale Sinclair

Dale Sinclair

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
London, United Kingdom

Ross Wimer

Ross Wimer

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
Los Angeles, United States

Chris Yoshii

Chris Yoshii

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Laurane de Gendre

Laurane de Gendre

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Edward SC Chan

Edward SC Chan

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Derek Forbes

Derek Forbes

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2017
Brisbane, Australia

Anthony McCarter

Anthony McCarter

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Blake Sanborn

Blake Sanborn

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
San Francisco, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving AECOM

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.

Winner

Award of Excellence

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Successful Cities Seminar: Valley Vision

21 Mar 2019 – John Flynn, Director, Conrad Gargett; Alastair Leighton, Director Brilliant Cities, AECOM

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Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV
CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

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Videos

What Constitutes Innovation in the Tall Building Industry?
9 Apr 2019 – Ross Wimer, AECOM
If there is one theme to understand about the 2019 CTBUH Awards program, it is that this is an enormously cross-disciplinary industry that requires holistic consideration of the entire lifecycle of tall buildings, in the context of an urbanizing…
Suspended Ground: the Landscape Approach that Enabled One Shenzhen Bay to Redefine Luxury by Reconnecting with
8 Apr 2019 – Blake Sanborn, AECOM
The session will demonstrate how landscape can interface with tall buildings to create an oasis within an urban environment. This talk will focus on the innovative on-structure urban landscapes created at One Shenzhen Bay. The extensive open-spaces…
Successful Cities Seminar: Valley Vision
21 Mar 2019 – John Flynn, Director, Conrad Gargett; Alastair Leighton, Director Brilliant Cities, AECOM
March 21, 2019 – The CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee hosted their first breakfast seminar of 2019, which focused on Valley Vision, an urban revitalization plan in Brisbane. Following an introductory presentation by CTBUH Brisbane…
Polymorphic Towers
22 Oct 2018 – Ross Wimer, AECOM
This presentation covers the design of four supertall polymorphic towers, located in New York, Chicago, Shenzhen and Xi’an. The programs for the towers include office, hotel, residential and retail uses. Each program has slightly different lease-…
Tall Timber: What are the Main Drivers and Challenges?
21 Oct 2018 – Marc Colella, AECOM; Jan Henckens, NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD; Mark O'Connor, WSP; Michael Palmer, Perkins+Will
In the past few years, the tall building industry has become increasingly interested in the use of timber as a major structural element in skyscrapers. This has resulted in a now-worldwide wave of research, built projects, and ever-more daring…
Smart Cities Start with Smart Buildings
21 Oct 2018 – Peter Brickell, AECOM
Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, Big Data – these are just some of the phrases we hear on a daily basis when considering the design of buildings or talk about cities of the future. However, how do we really make these ideas a…
Managing Polycentric Cities: Towards an Integrated Platform for the Delivery of the Jeddah City Plan
21 Oct 2018 – Zainab Alireza, AECOM
This presentation debates the merits and challenges of implementing the polycentric approach to urbanism. It will analyze the propositions for Jeddah’s new city structure and the implementation framework. It attempts to widen the delivery platform of…
Transforming Tall Building Design
20 Oct 2018 – Dale Sinclair, AECOM
Although we use increasingly intelligent digital tools, the way we design tall buildings has not radically changed since the design and construction of the Empire State building in 1930. The design process begins heuristically, creating risk due to…
Environmental Contextualism
20 Oct 2018 – Ross Wimer, AECOM
Through a series of projects, the objective has been to explore the possibility of establishing a new sort of contextual relationship between an architecture and its surroundings. This manifests itself in architecture that performs optimally in its…
How the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Make the "Smart" Building Brilliant
30 Oct 2017 – Richard Marrison, AECOM
Consistent with the world’s best, Australian tall commercial buildings are continuing to be transformed through the use of technology for new developments or for repurposing existing buildings. To successfully deliver buildings that meet occupants’…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 3A: Urban Scale Infrastructure Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Clare Swan, JBA Urban Planning Consultants Pty; Laurane de Gendre, AECOM; Douglas Voigt, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Bas Nolta, Aliaxis
Clare Swan, Director, JBA Urban Planning Consultants Pty, chairs the question and answer session with Laurane de Gendre, Transport Planner, AECOM; Douglas Voigt, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; and Bas Nolta, Global Business Development…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 4C: Vertical Schools Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Chair: Karen Wong, Bates Smart; Shu-Hsin Soong, AECOM; Andrew Cortese, Grimshaw Architects; Camille Lattouf, Architectus
Monday 30 October, 2017. Sydney, Australia. Karen Wong, Associate Director, Bates Smart, chairs the question and answer session with Shu-Hsin Soong, Technical Director & Education Sector Leader, AECOM; Andrew Cortese, Partner, Grimshaw Architects;…
Vertical Schools – Are They on the Up?
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Shu-Hsin Soong, AECOM
The purpose of this presentation was to convey the lessons learned in delivering vertical schools, through experience from around the world as well as the existing institutions in Australia. Consistent with the world’s best, Australian schools are…
A 24-Hour City
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at 2016 China Conference Interviews; Laurane de Gendre, AECOM
Twenty-four-hour cities provide opportunities for the city to grow, meet the needs of the people, and provide innovative solutions to tackle the existing density issues that cities face. Such cities are the way of the future; they are the key to…
Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Rui Gu, CAPOL; Ray Shick, Gensler; Chris Yoshii, AECOM
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. A panel discussing the challenges of growing urban populations throughout the globe.
A New Level of Integration of Design and Construction Solutions
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Dr. Hongyu Li, AECOM
The Dazongli mixed use development in the center of Shanghai city encounters an array of challenges which result from existing buildings on site and city metro tunnels crossing the site as well as design changes during the course of the project.…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 06 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Hongyu Li, AECOM; Lianjin Bao, ECADI; and Zhong Fan, China Architecture Design & Research Group.
CTBUH 2014 International Student Competition – Final Judging
17 Sep 2014 – Mun Summ Wong, WOHA; Malcolm Laverick, AECOM; David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC; et al.
The third annual Student Tall Building Design Competition culminates in this session, where the competition jury will convene to select the winner from five student finalist teams, each of which have traveled to Shanghai to present their design, with…
Solutions for Fire & Life Safety at Extreme Heights
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Simon Lay, AECOM
The world currently only has two “megatall” buildings. However, more are planned and some potential schemes will push beyond “megatall” to “hyper-tall”. As construction technology considers such schemes, how can we ensure that they are safe? This…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 05 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at 2016 China Conference Interviews; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Ervin Cui, Aon FPE; Simon Lay, AECOM; Fang Li, RJA Group; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories; and Russ Timpson, Horizonscan.
Interview: Simon Lay
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Simon Lay, AECOM
Simon Lay of AECOM is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
What would a “sustainable” skyscraper look like to you?
Aug 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group.
Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde Baker has performed geotechnical engineering for seven of the 16 tallest buildings in the world, and a major portion of the high-rise buildings built in downtown Chicago. Mr. Baker has developed an international reputation in the design and…
Interview: Fazlur Khan Winner: Clyde Baker
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal Winner, discusses his lifetime work as a geotechnical engineer including working on 7 of the 16 world's tallest buildings. He discusses some of his work including the Petronas Towers…
What are the Major Factors Influencing Tenant Choice Right Now?
Jun 2013 – Monthly Video Series; William Murray, Wordsearch; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer; Eugene Seah, Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte; Steve Watts, AECOM
Industry leaders answering this question include: William Murray, Wordsearch; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer; Eugene Seah, Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte; and Steve Watts, AECOM.
The Economics of Being Tall in Historic Cities
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Glover, AECOM
The unique set of challenges and opportunities posed by building tall in an historic city can often result in a better product than the traditional solution driven by the modern city planning block. The imperative to provide density, to consider…
Factors Influencing Building Energy in Different Climates
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Lester Partridge, AECOM
This presentation considers the energy and carbon emission reduction strategies that were used in designing a 49-story low-carbon building in a warm temperate climate and compares the performance when simulated in a tropical climate. The study…
Effective & Sustainable Tall Buildings: A Blueprint for the Future
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon; Judit Kimpian, Aedas
This presentation discussed the “Future Office” study focusing on the principle of exploring simultaneously the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of a tall building (i.e. planet/people/profit). The study underpins a new methodology…
Track 9: Economics & Marketing Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Track 9 Panel consisting of: Steve Watts, AECOM; Judit Kimpian, Aedas; Nigel Smith, CBRE HK; & William Murray, Wordsearch took questions from delegates.
The Office of the Future
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon
Steve Watts is a Director of Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, based in London, UK. He is a cost consultant by profession and leads the firm's global Tall Buildings Group. Steve presents about the impact of tall buildings on capital cost, long term…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 16: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Kyung Wook Seo, Kyonggi University; Robert Mankin & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ ; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon; Paul DeSantis, Principal & Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Michael Wiener, Gensler
Question & Answers session for Track Session 16.
The Economics of Sustainability & Mixed-Use
3 Feb 2010 – Steve Watts, Davis Langdon
Davis Langdon’s cost model for tall buildings is a seminal reference tool in the industry. In addition, a complimentary reference for sustainable-economics in the context of tall is being developed as part of the CTBUH Sustainability working group.…
Session 2 - The Changing Economics of Tall Sustainability Q & A
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S2 speaker panel consisting of: Steve Watts, Partner / Tall Buildings Leader, Davis Langdon, London; Dan Probst, Chairman Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago; and Garrett A. Miller, President, Hill International Real…
Towards More Sustainable Tall Buildings
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Ken Dalton & Richard John, AECOM / Faber Maunsell
Ken Dalton of AECOM, presented his view that sustainability outcomes will only be fully successful if sustainability priorities are shared by the planners, investors, developers, landlords, occupants, and their respective supply chains. This…
Plenary 3 Panel Questions and Answers
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; David Malott, KPF; Leslie Robertson, LERA; Ken Dalton, AECOM / Faber Maunsell; Ole Scheeren, OMA
The panel of Plenary Session 3, David Malott, Leslie Robertson, Ken Dalton and Ole Scheeren, enthusiastically responded to questions from the CTBUH 8th World Congress audience.
Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World's Tallest Buildings
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Clyde N. Baker & Tony A. Kiefer, AECOM
Clyde Baker and Tony Keifer, AECOM, highlighted the advantages of having a peer reviewer involved in the foundation design from the start of the project at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The problems and questionable value of after-the-fact…

Papers/Research

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers
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…
Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Typological Evolution of High-Rise Buildings in Terms of Thermodynamics and Energy Formation
Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2; Linxue Li and Ren Qian, Tongji University; Xiaofei Shen, AECOM
High-rise buildings are frequently criticized for their absolutely artificial environments and high energy consumption. This paper tries to present an alternative approach to, and new prototypes for high-rise buildings through dialectic…
Achieving a Six-Star Rated Tall Building in Sydney’s Central Business District
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Lester Partridge, AECOM Building Engineering
The ANZ Tower in central Sydney not only represents the commercial office sector’s recovery from the 2008 financial crisis; it is also a strong example of a high-performance tall building. This was the culmination of an ongoing partnership from the…
Building Services as A Force for Achieving Sustainable Vertical Urbanism in China
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Malcolm Laverick, AECOM
The introduction of vertical urbanism, with its necessary increase in population density per square kilometer of ground surface area, has a significant impact upon the primary engineering networks and building services required to support such…
Building Services and Achieving Sustainable Vertical Urbanization
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Malcolm Laverick, AECOM
This paper examines how the essential MEP/FP systems are adapted into sustainable solutions in vertical urbanization and how this is achieved whilst meeting the challenges of modern day architecture and structural engineering as well as the occupants…
Solutions for Fire & Life Safety at Extreme Heights
Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Simon Lay, AECOM
The world currently only has two “megatall” buildings. However, more are planned and some potential schemes will push beyond “megatall” to “hyper-tall”. As construction technology considers such schemes, how can we ensure that they are safe? This…
A New Level of Integration of Design and Construction Solutions
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dr. Hongyu Li & Frankie Nip, AECOM
The Dazongli mixed use development in the center of Shanghai city encounters an array of challenges which result from existing buildings on site and city metro tunnels crossing the site as well as design changes during the course of the project.…
Case Study: The Leadenhall Building, London
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Andy Young, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Nigel Annereau, Arup; Andy Butler, Laing O’Rourke; Brian Smith, Davis Langdon
The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London, but it also springs forward with an innovative structure and a dynamic street presence.
An Overview on Performamce Control and Efficient Design of Lateral Resisting Moment Frames
Jun 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 2; Mark Grigorian, MGA Structural Engineering Inc.; and Carl E. Grigorian, URS Corporation
This paper presents a brief overview of the recently developed performance-control method of moment frame design subjected to monotonously increasing lateral loading. The final product of any elastic-plastic analysis is a nonlinear load displacement…
Office vs. Residential:The Economics of Building Tall
May 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; James Barton & Steve Watts, Davis Langdon
When it comes to tall buildings in London, the sky’s the limit, and not necessary in terms of height. With rents among the highest in the world and investors eager to see strong returns, the incentive to maximize floor plates, as well as the…
Pressurization Systems Don’t Work & Present a Risk to Life Safety: Discuss!
19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Simon Lay, AECOM
This paper considers why some fire safety professionals have become critical of a reliance on pressurization as the dominant form of smoke control in high rise buildings. Design, installation and operational challenges are discussed and alternative…
Factors Influencing Building Energy in Different Climates
19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Lester Partridge, Eng Shin Gan & Li Wei, AECOM
This paper considers the energy and carbon emission reduction strategies that were used in designing a 49 story low carbon building in a warm temperate climate and compares the performance when simulated in a tropical climate. Energy simulation…
Case Study: Shanghai IFC
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Edward Chan & Wing Leung, AECOM
Shanghai ifc, a landmark mixed-use development located in the heart of Lujiazui, Shanghai includes a 250-meter multi-function tower (South Tower), a 260-meter office tower (North Tower), a 100-meter hotel block, retail podium and 4-levels basement.…
Effective & Sustainable Tall Buildings: A Blueprint for the Future
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon; Judit Kimpian, Aedas
The ‘Future Office’ Study responded to the challenge of creating a tall office buildings in central London for half the current benchmark – without compromising design credentials and while ensuring true sustainability. The principle of exploring the…
Application of Tuned Liquid Dampers for the Efficient Structural Design of Slender Tall Buildings
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; David Lee & Martin Ng, AECOM Asia Company Ltd
Tall, slender buildings on restricted sites present structural engineers with dynamic problems that are difficult to resolve... This performance-based design approach permits investigating separate structural systems.
Towards More Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ken Dalton & Richard John, AECOM
The paper covers with the view that sustainability outcomes will only be fully successful if sustainability priorities are shared by the planners, investors, developers, landlords, occupants, and their respective supply chains.
The Economics of Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Alastair Collins, Steve Watts & Mark McAlister, Davis Langdon
In this paper drivers, opportunities and barriers to sustainable tall building development are described.
Cost of Green Revisited: Reexamining the Feasability and Cost Impact of Sustainable Design in the Light of Increased Market Adoption
Jul 2007 – Davis Langdon 2007; Peter Morris & Lisa Fay Matthiessen, Davis Langdon
The purpose of this paper is to revisit the question of the cost of incorporating sustainable design features into projects. It builds on the work undertaken in the earlier paper “Costing Green: A Comprehensive Cost Database and Budget Methodology,”…

AECOM Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 165 Completed20 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 23 Completed7 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 12 Years
Most Common Function office, 87 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 93 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving AECOM

1   One World Trade Center 2014 541 m New York City
2   Tianjin CTF Finance Centre 2019 530 m Tianjin
3   Shanghai World Financial Center 2008 492 m Shanghai
4   Lakhta Center 2019 462 m St. Petersburg
5   Riverview Plaza A1 2020 436 m Wuhan
6   One Vanderbilt 2021 427 m New York City
7   Jin Mao Tower 1999 421 m Shanghai
8   CITIC Plaza 1996 390 m Guangzhou
9   30 Hudson Yards 2019 387 m New York City
10   Shun Hing Square 1996 384 m Shenzhen
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

The building list and facts show buildings involving AECOM, AECOM Capital, AECOM Tishman Construction, CityMark Architects and Engineers, DMJM, Davis Langdon, Davis Langdon KPK, EDAW, Earth Tech, Ellerbe Becket, Faber Maunsell, KPK Group, Maunsell AECOM Group, Maunsell Consultants Asia Ltd., Maunsell E&M Consultants Ltd, Spectral Services Consultants, Tishman Construction, URS Corporation