Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Enclos Corp.

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.

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.

LA Live Hotel & Condominiums

LA Live Hotel & Condominiums, Los Angeles

A certified LEED-Silver landmark high-rise that serves as the cornerstone of L.A. Live, adjacent to the Staples Center and Convention Center.

Swissotel Chicago

Swissotel Chicago, Chicago

At the far end of the Illinois Center complex, the Swissotel is a large silver glass tower with a triangular form that gives it interesting views both from within and without.

VIA 57 WEST

VIA 57 WEST, New York City

West57 is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise development that includes over 24,000 sq. ft. of landscaped outdoor space.

Comcast Center

Comcast Center, Philadelphia

Taking the form of a faceted obelisk, the tower is clad in silvery high-performance glass with ultra-clear, low-iron glass at the building’s corners and crown.

Encore

Encore, Las Vegas

Unlike many casinos, Encore Las Vegas features natural light through large windows, dense greenery, and an Asian-inspired interior.

432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue, New York City

432 Park Avenue represents a new generation of superslim skyscrapers and is defined by its simplicity and large glass windows set in a regular grid of exposed concrete members.

56 Leonard

56 Leonard, New York City

56 Leonard's irregularly projecting floors, as well as the irregular spacing and location of the balconies throughout its 57 stories have nicknamed the building the "Jenga".

Columbia Center

Columbia Center , Seattle

The 76-story Columbia Center features a famous public observatory and, at the time of its completion in 1984, was the tallest building on the West Coast.

One Liberty Place

One Liberty Place, Philadelphia

Though controversial when initially proposed, this 61-story tower completely transformed Philadelphia's skyline upon its completion in 1985, and has since become a famous city symbol.

Comcast Technology Center

Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia

The tower features 13, three-story skygardens that bring vegetation through the height of the tower, as well as a sky bar, 269 meters above ground.

10 Hudson Yards

10 Hudson Yards, New York City

This building uses four glazing systems to make up the façades; a cable wall, and three types of shingled curtain walls, composed of energy-efficient glass.

About Enclos Corp.

Enclos is an expert in the design, engineering, fabrication, assembly and erection of custom facade systems, providing complete design-build services to the construction marketplace.

They specialize in innovative architecture and challenging building projects. No project is too large, no building site too difficult for their seasoned operations teams.

Their work experience includes many projects with specialized materials, complex geometry, novel structural and mechanical system designs. Enclos curtainwall, facade and skylight systems combine innovative design with state-of-the-art materials and performance.

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Enclos Corp. at CTBUH

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

Skin NY

Skin NY

27 Aug 2015, Event Report – CTBUH New York, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee…

FacadeRetrofit.org Launched

FacadeRetrofit.org Launched

28 Jul 2015, CTBUH Research – FacadeRetrofit.org is a unique online resource funded by the CTBUH 2014…

Enclos Corp. at CTBUH

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.
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
FacadeRetrofit.org Launched
28 Jul 2015, Chicago – CTBUH Research
FacadeRetrofit.org is a unique online resource funded by the CTBUH 2014 Research Seed Funding Initiative, featuring an open database of façade retrofit building projects.
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.
CTBUH Co-Hosts Iuav International Tall Buildings Conference
21 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The 5th Iuav International Conference on Tall Buildings was held in Venice, organized by Elena Giacomello and Dario Trabucco of CTBUH.
Considering the Whole Life Cycle Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
This session brought building environmental performance issues to the forefront in building design, a field that has been criticized in the past for its resource-heavy construction.
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.

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Mic Patterson

Mic Patterson

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2013 – 2016
Los Angeles, United States

Jeff Vaglio

Jeff Vaglio

CTBUH Awards Façade Engineering Jury, 2020
St. Louis, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving Enclos Corp.

Interview: Mic Patterson

18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews
Mic Patterson, Enclos

Curtainwall Lifecycles: Evaluating Durability and Embodied Energy

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference
Mic Patterson, Enclos

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 04 - Q & A

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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FaçadeRetrofit.org: An Online Database Resource for the Façade Renovation of Existing Buildings

26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations
Andrea Martinez, Karen M. Kensek & Douglas Noble, University of Southern California; Mic Patterson, Enclos Corp.

Curtainwall Lifecycles: Evaluating Durability and Embodied Energy

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Mic Patterson, Ben Silverman & James Casper, Enclos; Karen Kensek, University of Southern California

Videos

Interview: Mic Patterson
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mic Patterson, Enclos
Mic Patterson of Enclos is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Curtainwall Lifecycles: Evaluating Durability and Embodied Energy
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference; Mic Patterson, Enclos
Durability is an often-overlooked consideration of materials, components, assemblies, buildings, and cities, and a fundamental attribute of sustainability. The concept of differential service life recognizes that each of the components that comprise…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 04 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Don Davies, MKA; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH / Iuav University of Venice; Mic Patterson, Enclos; and Maurice Hermens, Royal…
New Skins for Skyscrapers: Anticipating Façade Retrofit
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Mic Patterson, Strategic Development Director, Enclos
The existing building stock in some regions accounts for nearly as much energy consumption and carbon emissions as the transportation and industrial sectors combined. Existing buildings represent the greatest opportunity to improve this performance.…
Track 5: Retrofit & Lifecycle Considerations Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Panel Questions & Answers
The Track 5 panel consisting of: Paul Sloman, Arup; Donald Davies, MKA; and Mic Patterson, Enclos took questions from delegates.

Papers/Research

FaçadeRetrofit.org: An Online Database Resource for the Façade Renovation of Existing Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Andrea Martinez, Karen M. Kensek & Douglas Noble, University of Southern California; Mic Patterson, Enclos Corp.
Much of the existing tall building stock is burdened with aging and underperforming façades, resulting in opportunities to substantially improve building performance through façade retrofit. Deep-energy whole-building retrofits, with the façade as an…
Curtainwall Lifecycles: Evaluating Durability and Embodied Energy
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Mic Patterson, Ben Silverman & James Casper, Enclos; Karen Kensek, University of Southern California
Durability is an often-overlooked consideration of materials, components, assemblies, buildings, and cities, and a fundamental attribute of sustainability. The concept of differential service life recognizes that each of the components that comprise…

Enclos Corp. Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 41 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 7 Completed
Average Building Age 20 Years
Most Common Function office, 21 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 17 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving Enclos Corp.

1   Willis Tower 1974 442 m Chicago
2   432 Park Avenue 2015 426 m New York City
3   30 Hudson Yards 2019 387 m New York City
4   Aon Center 1973 346 m Chicago
5   875 North Michigan Avenue 1969 344 m Chicago
6   Comcast Technology Center 2018 342 m Philadelphia
7   53 West 53 2019 320 m New York City
8   Comcast Center 2008 297 m Philadelphia
9   220 Central Park South 2019 290 m New York City
10   One Liberty Place 1987 288 m Philadelphia
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

The building list and facts show buildings involving Cupples, Enclos Corp.