Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving BuroHappold Engineering

Jameson House

Jameson House, Vancouver

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

The Index

The Index, Dubai

The Index is a model for developing sustainable built environments in the Middle East region, as well as other similar climatic environments elsewhere in the world.

Al Faisaliah Center

Al Faisaliah Center, Riyadh

The Al Faisaliah Center is square in plan with the four corners joining at the top above a golden glass sphere housing a high-end restaurant and observation deck.

Aspire Tower

Aspire Tower, Doha

Aspire Tower is a supertall skyscraper that served as the focal point for the 15th Asian games in 2006 housing the flame.

Varyap Meridian

Varyap Meridian, Istanbul

The first high-rise residential project in Turkey to achieve a LEED rating, Varyap Meridian contains five towers that reduce energy use by 30%.

One Angel Square

One Angel Square, Manchester

One Angel Square was constructed to achieve a BREEAM "Outstanding" rating, and incorporates a biodiesel cogeneration plant that provides heat and electricity.

111 West 57th Street

111 West 57th Street, New York City

A supertall residential project in midtown Manhattan by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, and designed by SHoP Architects.

MahaNakhon

MahaNakhon, Bangkok

MahaNakhon is optimized for the tropical climate of Bangkok with a “pixelated” design concept that affords highly valuable outdoor space to tenants.

The Tower at PNC Plaza

The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza incorporates both highly technical green systems and channels for meaningful social interactions through a vertical column of two-story atriums.

American Copper Buildings

American Copper Buildings, New York City

The American Copper Buildings present two bold and dynamic residential towers in New York City that are clad in copper, a living material that will patina gracefully over time.

Morpheus

Morpheus, Macau

Winner of the 2019 CTBUH Fire & Risk Engineering Award, this building has an atrium spanning the full height of the building with the exterior composed of a freeform exoskeleton.

About BuroHappold Engineering

From their very first project, they have used their intricate knowledge of the industry to push the boundaries and achieve more. It is this commitment that sets them apart, that adds value, that makes them award winning.

They are at the forefront of low energy design: they deliver projects that have less carbon emissions and are more sustainable, they deliver projects that do not cost the earth.

Buro Happold understands what it takes to create a project that thrives; it takes great consideration of future use, building in the resilience that will allow it to operate for generations, it means creating something that engages communities and respects diversity.

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BuroHappold Engineering at CTBUH

CTBUH New York Tours ARO

CTBUH New York Tours ARO

20 Jun 2018, Event Report – CTBUH New York attended a tour of the ARO building, known for its avant-garde…

CTBUH New York Debates: Has New York Built Too Tall?

CTBUH New York Debates: Has New York Built Too Tall?

1 Mar 2018, Event Report – The New York "Future Leaders" Committee recently debated whether NYC has built too…

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings

CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings

29 Jan 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and…

BuroHappold Engineering at CTBUH

CTBUH New York Tours ARO
20 Jun 2018, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York attended a tour of the ARO building, known for its avant-garde approach to maximizing space and providing direct outdoor access for its residents.
CTBUH New York Debates: Has New York Built Too Tall?
1 Mar 2018, New York City – Event Report
The New York "Future Leaders" Committee recently debated whether NYC has built too tall. The two sides discussed current challenges to development as well as future considerations.
CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings
29 Jan 2018, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.
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.
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.
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.
CTBUH India: Fire and Life Safety Event Report
22 Jul 2016, Mumbai – Event Report
The CTBUH India Chapter, in collaboration with the Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI), held a seminar and discussion forum on July 22 at the Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai.
The 2016 Colombo Forum
27 Jun 2016, Colombo – Event Report
The 2016 Colombo Forum proved to be yet another successful gathering, themed “Collaborative Approaches in Tall Building Design.”
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
High Line Urban Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured High Line, which have significantly changed the urban landscape of New York City, from its history to its near-future.
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
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.
Dubai Committee Holds Inaugural Event
10 Dec 2014, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH held its Inaugural Dubai Committee Event at the Vida Downtown Hotel. The event was held to reintroduce and reinvigorate interest in the CTBUH in Dubai.
Seismic Issues Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
Seismic issues tend to be the predominant controlling factor in tall building structural design, particularly along the Pacific Rim.
Melbourne Committee Reaches for the Clouds
4 Sep 2014, Melbourne – Event Report
The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Melbourne Committee held its first public lecture, drawing more than 120 people to a discussion on high-rise steel and concrete.
Leading Structural Firms Help the Council on LCA Research
Feb 2013, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
Twelve of the world’s best-known structural engineering firms helped the CTBUH Research Team to perform a fundamental part of its LCA research project.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day Three
21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the third day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the plenary on the past, present, and future World's Tallest Buildings.
New York City Reps Stage First Event
31 Jul 2012, New York City – Event Report
More than 125 New York City professionals gathered on a rooftop terrace for the first event organized by the CTBUH’s New York steering committee.

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Anil Hira

Anil Hira

CTBUH Chapter Vice-Chair, 2015 – Present
Mumbai, India

Thomas Critchely

Thomas Critchely

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2013
Leeds, United Kingdom

Erleen Hatfield

Erleen Hatfield

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
New York City, United States

CTBUH Leaders at BuroHappold Engineering

Anil Hira

Anil Hira

CTBUH Chapter Vice-Chair, 2015 – Present
Mumbai, India

Thomas Critchely

Thomas Critchely

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2013
Leeds, United Kingdom

Erleen Hatfield

Erleen Hatfield

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
New York City, United States

Mark Lavery

Mark Lavery

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rod Manson

Rod Manson

CTBUH City Representative, 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark

Robert Okpala

Robert Okpala

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2013
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Caroline Field

Caroline Field

CTBUH Working Group: Security, 2014 – Present
London, United Kingdom

Brian Cole

Brian Cole

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Matthew Herman

Matthew Herman

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012
Chicago, United States

John Ivanoff

John Ivanoff

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
New York City, United States

Benjamin Leslie

Benjamin Leslie

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emir Pekdemir

Emir Pekdemir

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
New York City, United States

Yasmin Rehmanjee

Yasmin Rehmanjee

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
New York City, United States

Craig Schwitter

Craig Schwitter

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
New York City, United States

Christopher Wodzicki

Christopher Wodzicki

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Peter Dampier

Peter Dampier

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

Robert Franco

Robert Franco

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

Neil Squibbs

Neil Squibbs

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2013
London, United Kingdom

Tony McLaughlin

Tony McLaughlin

CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board, 2009 – 2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Wolf Mangelsdorf

Wolf Mangelsdorf

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
New York City, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving BuroHappold Engineering

Panel Discussion: What Makes for Innovative Tall Building Engineering?

10 Apr 2019 – Roy Denoon, CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants; Winnie Kwan, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers; Richard Marshall, BuroHappold Engineering; et al.

Organic Shapes, Driven by Digital Design

9 Apr 2019 – Bianca Cheung, Zaha Hadid Architects; Wolf Mangelsdorf, BuroHappold Engineering

Louvre Abu Dhabi - Engineering an Icon

25 Oct 2018 – Brian Cole, BuroHappold

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Tall Versus Old? The Role of Historic Preservation in the Context of Rapid Urban Growth

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Kate Ascher & Sabrina Uffer, BuroHappold Engineering

The High Line Effect

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Kate Ascher & Sabina Uffer, BuroHappold Engineering

Interconnectivity of Design and Construction for Complex Towers in Relation to Movement Issues

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Mark Lavery, Tim Kelly & Anil Hira

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Videos

Panel Discussion: What Makes for Innovative Tall Building Engineering?
10 Apr 2019 – Roy Denoon, CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants; Winnie Kwan, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers; Richard Marshall, BuroHappold Engineering; et al.
The engineering behind tall buildings allows towering structures to stay steady despite strong winds, seismic shifts and pelting rains through a series of innovative and elegant approaches that are developing at a startling pace. Tuned mass damping…
Organic Shapes, Driven by Digital Design
9 Apr 2019 – Bianca Cheung, Zaha Hadid Architects; Wolf Mangelsdorf, BuroHappold Engineering
Building the Morpheus Hotel, Macau, required a highly sophisticated digital strategy that integrated the project’s complex design and construction logistics. The main challenges were the complexity of its freeform geometry and irregular diagrid…
Louvre Abu Dhabi - Engineering an Icon
25 Oct 2018 – Brian Cole, BuroHappold
The Louvre Abu Dhabi project is a collaboration between traditional culture and modern construction techniques. Now open to the public, the Museum has on display extensive works of significant historical, cultural and sociological importance.…
Uplifting Urban Living: Façade and MEP Considerations for Skybridges
22 Oct 2018 – John Ivanoff, BuroHappold
This presentation reviews the feats of engineering and planning required to design and build a skybridge that carries and unifies the buildings’ MEP utility systems, while taking into consideration the structural movements of the bridge. During the…
Interconnectivity of Design and Construction: A Case Study of Construction Movement
21 Oct 2018 – Mark Lavery, BuroHappold Engineering
This presentation is a follow up to a 2015 paper, presented at the CTBUH 9th World Congress in New York, which examined the inter relationship of construction movement on the design and construction of complex towers, through two theoretical case…
"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event
29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]
The London Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter recently hosted [i]Geometry of Tall Buildings[/i], a conversation between leading architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.…
Tall Versus Old? The Role of Historic Preservation in the Context of Rapid Urban Growth
18 Oct 2016 – Benjamin Leslie, BuroHappold Engineering
As cities aspire to become global metropolises, older low-rise structures are getting torn down to make room for new, often tall, buildings and neighborhoods. What does this mean for preservation? This presentation investigated historic preservation…
Sustainable Integration of Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat for the Megacities of the Future
17 Oct 2016 – Anil Hira, Buro Happold
Tall buildings increasingly dominate our skylines as an almost inevitable response to urbanisation. They often do not integrate well with the urban habitat in which they are located however, a must for long-term social, environmental and commercial…
2015 New York Conference - Session 2c - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Robert Cotter, Jersey City; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; and Craig Schwitter, BuroHappold Engineering, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 2c: At the Urban Scale.
The High Line Effect
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Craig Schwitter, BuroHappold Engineering
Density and development come in many forms – not all of them tall. One of the most successful development initiatives undertaken in New York City in the last decade has been a horizontal, rather than a vertical, project: the High Line. The…
Seismic Action Reduction in Supertall Building Design
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Chunhe (Henry) Li, Buro Happold
Per building design practice in China, structural engineer will carry on more detailed analysis in design development stage when schematic design is approved. For a supertall building, when its height exceed the code limitation, a structural engineer…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 06 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues – Thai Co. Ltd.; Chunhe (Henry) Li, Buro Happold; Mario Lafontaine, Rene Lagos Engineers; Davy Sukamta, Davy Sukamta…
Office Tower Configuration and Control for Natural Ventilation
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Matthew Herman, Buro Happold
The use of natural ventilation in office towers has been met with resistance and skepticism due to perceived and real issues relating to climate, comfort, cost, and complexity. However, the desire to provide occupants with this amenity has led to…
Interactive Aerodynamic Design of Supertall Buildings
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Stefano Cammelli, BMT Fluid Mechanics; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold
In order to maximize the benefit of early stage wind tunnel tests, BMT Fluid Mechanics and Buro Happold have respectively developed tools which enable dynamic wind tunnel testing workshops to be held that allow real-time optimisation of building…
What if Every Act of Design and Construction Makes the World a Better Place?
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ross Donaldson, Woods Bagot
Woods Bagot and Buro Happold have partnered in the development of an interactive design software platform which tracks energy and carbon footprints for design solutions as the designer experiments with different options. This tool will make…

Papers/Research

Tall Versus Old? The Role of Historic Preservation in the Context of Rapid Urban Growth
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kate Ascher & Sabrina Uffer, BuroHappold Engineering
As cities aspire to become global metropolises, older low-rise structures are getting torn down to make room for new, often tall, buildings and neighborhoods. What does this mean for preservation? This paper investigates historic preservation in New…
The High Line Effect
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Kate Ascher & Sabina Uffer, BuroHappold Engineering
Density and development come in many forms – not all of them tall. One of the most successful development initiatives undertaken in New York City in the last decade has been a horizontal, rather than a vertical, project: the High Line. The…
Interconnectivity of Design and Construction for Complex Towers in Relation to Movement Issues
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Mark Lavery, Tim Kelly & Anil Hira
As the trend for complex architectural forms continues, the relationship between design and construction has become ever more interdependent. Where this interdependency was once limited to distinct elements, such as outriggers, and vertical…
Structural Fire Design and Approval of a 156m Tall High-End Residential Building in Abu Dhabi
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Florian M. Block, Felix Summers, David Black & Tad-Song Koh, BuroHappold Engineering
The tower has an external mega-frame with four story long exposed bracing members. A high quality finish to the diagonals was critical and 3h fire rating made the use of normal fire protection difficult. Hence, a performance-based design was used…
Seismic Action Reduction in Supertall Building Design
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Chunhe (Henry) Li & Yiyuan Zhang, Buro Happold
Per building design practice in China, structural engineer will carry on more detailed analysis in design development stage when schematic design is approved. For a supertall building, when its height exceed the code limitation, a structural engineer…
A Proposal to Create an Energy-Producing Megatall for Kunming, China
Nov 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Thomas Kraubitz, Buro Happold
China’s fast-growing urban population and need for sustainable energy sources require alternative development ideas. The Krafthaus, which combines an energy-producing solar tower with an environmentally responsive, 215-story building, is one idea…
Interactive Aerodynamic Design of Supertall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Stefano Cammelli, BMT Fluid Mechanics; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold
In order to maximize the benefit of early stage wind tunnel tests, BMT Fluid Mechanics and Buro Happold have respectively developed tools which enable dynamic wind tunnel testing workshops to be held that allow real-time optimisation of building…
Office Tower Configuration and Control for Natural Ventilation
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Matthew Herman, Jeremy Snyder & Denzil Gallagher, Buro Happold
The use of natural ventilation in office towers has been met with resistance and skepticism due to perceived and real issues relating to climate, comfort, cost, and complexity. However, the desire to provide occupants with this amenity has led to…
Innovative Solutions to Complex Geometric Forms in Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold & Spencer Robinson, Camden Mill
There is an trend in tall buildings towards ever more complex geometric forms, as clients and architects look to distinguish their buildings. That such buildings are becoming the norm, as opposed to merely achievable, is testament to the advances in…
Integrated Structural Fire Design for High Rise Buildings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Young Wong & Neal Butterworth, Buro Happold FEDRA
This paper presents a fire safety design approach integrating evacuation, structural performance, fire fighting and fire safety management. An integrated performance based design with time as a basis of measurement is discussed. Such an approach…

BuroHappold Engineering Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 37 Completed13 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 9 Completed5 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 6 Years
Most Common Function office, 18 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 31 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving BuroHappold Engineering

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