Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers display a distinctive postmodern style, making it a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur, and the symbol of Malaysia’s success.

Bank of America Corporate Center

Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte

When it was completed in 1992, Bank of America Corporate Center became the tallest building in North Carolina, standing at 265m.

One Canada Square

One Canada Square, London

This 236m skyscraper, located in Canary Wharf, was the tallest building in the United Kingdom from its completion in 1991 until it was surpassed by The Shard.

Torre Costanera

Torre Costanera, Santiago

At 300 meters, Torre Costanera is South America's first supertall building and upon completion was the second tallest building in the southern hemisphere behind Q1 in Sydney.

Abeno Harukas

Abeno Harukas, Osaka

The 300 meter skyscraper features open spaces that let in natural light and air, and rooftop green space.

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.

1360 Post Oak Tower

1360 Post Oak Tower, Houston

Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects designed 4 Oaks Place, which consists of 1330 Post Oak Boulevard, BHP Billiton Tower, Wells Fargo Tower, and the Interfin Building.

777 Tower

777 Tower, Los Angeles

The 777 Tower, rising from the corner of South Figueroa and West Eighth Streets is the sixth tallest high rise in Los Angeles. It epitomizes the Postmodern use of a stretched skin style

Salesforce Tower

Salesforce Tower, San Francisco

Winning the 2019 CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide Award, this tapering building minimizes shadows and uses many techniques to improve environmental sustainability.

About Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

From the World Financial Center in New York to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, Pelli Clarke Pelli has had the great fortune to design many prestigious projects.

Their portfolio includes retail and mixed-​use projects, academic buildings, libraries, museums, research centers, residences and master plans, and they have served private clients, businesses, institutions and government agencies.

Their work has received critical acclaim and hundreds of design awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award, the highest honor for an architectural practice. In 1995, the American Institute of Architects awarded Cesar Pelli the Gold Medal, its highest honor for an individual. In 2004, the firm was given the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Petronas Towers.

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

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…

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

17 Sep 2015, Tour Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of…

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
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.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
CCHRB Addresses Question: “Refurbish, Repurpose or Replace?”
12 Jun 2014, Chicago – Event Report
A recent seminar of CCHRB, co-sponsored by CTBUH, thoroughly examined the question of how cities should deal with existing, outdated tall buildings.
Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
Discovering Asia, from Moscow
23 Apr-2 May 2009, Shanghai – Tour Report
Elena Shuvalova, the CTBUH Country Representative for Russia reports on the 4th Russian Intellectual Business.

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David Chen

David Chen

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present
New Haven, United States

Fred Clarke

Fred Clarke

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
New Haven, United States

Cesar Pelli

Cesar Pelli

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 1995
New Haven, United States

CTBUH Leaders at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

David Chen

David Chen

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present
New Haven, United States

Fred Clarke

Fred Clarke

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
New Haven, United States

Cesar Pelli

Cesar Pelli

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 1995
New Haven, United States

Mark Shoemaker

Mark Shoemaker

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
New Haven, United States

Aicha Woods

Aicha Woods

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2017
New Haven, United States

Edward Dionne

Edward Dionne

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
New Haven, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving Pelli Clarke Pelli 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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A Slender Tower Reaches New Heights by Dissolving into the Skyline

10 Apr 2019 – Paul Paradis, Hines Interests LP; Edward Dionne, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Interview: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews
Fred Clarke, Aïcha Woods & Mark Shoemaker, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 4A: Connected Buildings and Urban Mobility

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Chair: Ame Engelhart, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Fred Clarke, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Christian Schulz, Schindler; Peter Halliday, Siemens Building Technology

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Realized Value Creation; New Construction in Constrained Urban In-Fill Sites

Mar 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 1
Nathaniel C. Hadley, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Charles H. Thornton, 2Lift Group LLC

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

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

An Aesthetics of Sustainability

Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference
Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates

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Videos

A Slender Tower Reaches New Heights by Dissolving into the Skyline
10 Apr 2019 – Paul Paradis, Hines Interests LP; Edward Dionne, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco, joining the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Building as one of the skyline’s defining elements. It was determined that this tower would be the tallest building in the city, and the…
Interview: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Fred Clarke, Aïcha Woods & Mark Shoemaker, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Fred Clarke, Aïcha Woods & Mark Shoemaker of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects are interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 4A: Connected Buildings and Urban Mobility
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Ame Engelhart, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Fred Clarke, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Christian Schulz, Schindler; Peter Halliday, Siemens Building Technology
Ame Engelhart, Director - Hong Kong, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, chairs the question and answer session with Fred Clarke, Senior Design Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Christian Schulz, Chief Operating Officer, Schindler; and Peter…
How Salesforce Tower and the Transbay Transit Center Helped Spark a Debate About Where to Develop
30 Oct 2017 – Mark Shoemaker, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Since 2007, a team of architects has led the design and construction of a new transit-based neighborhood in downtown San Francisco: Transbay. At the heart of the district is a multi-modal transit hub topped by a 2.2-hectare public park, the…
Humanizing Infrastructure: How Large-Scale, Transit-Based Urban Design Contributes to a Vibrant City
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Fred Clarke, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
This presentation addressed the benefits of transit-based urban infrastructure development. In particular, it discusses the ways large-scale infrastructure can be humanized, making it open, friendly, supportive of the public realm, and welcoming to a…
The Re-making of Mumbai: Search for an Appropriate Skyscraper Response
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In the early part of 2009, twelve students from the Illinois Institute of Technology, under the tutelage of Professor Antony Wood and working together with the Remaking of Mumbai Federation and the Mumbai architectural colleges of Rizvi and Sir JJ,…
Interview: Pelli Clarke Pelli
20 Nov 2008 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Larry Ng, Pelli Clarke Pelli
Larry Ng, of Pelli Clarke Pelli, is interviewed by Jeff Herzer at the CTBUH Headquarters at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. The interview was held prior to the CTBUH 7th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner and captured Ng talking about the…

Papers/Research

Realized Value Creation; New Construction in Constrained Urban In-Fill Sites
Mar 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 1; Nathaniel C. Hadley, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Charles H. Thornton, 2Lift Group LLC
The Case Study prepared by PCPA and Lift Group will identify a growing development problem in urban areas; high value project sites that are restrictive in size or “tight” are underutilized and underdeveloped. In an effort to remedy this problem,…
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…
An Aesthetics of Sustainability
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference; Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates
Cesar Pelli recently completed the design of two tall buildings: one in Madrid and one in the United Arab Emirates, both extreme climatic conditions. Both projects have to reconcile the desire for transparency with the demand for physical comfort and…
Life Safety System Design for the Petronas Twin Towers
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates
One of the early design meetings of the Petronas Twin Towers was held in New York on the date of the first explosion at the World Trade Center in February 1993, when a truck packed with explosives detonated in the basement of the North Tower. The…

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 55 Completed9 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 7 Completed2 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 15 Years
Most Common Function office, 37 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 23 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

1   Petronas Twin Tower 1 1998 452 m Kuala Lumpur
2   Petronas Twin Tower 2 1998 452 m Kuala Lumpur
3   Riverview Plaza A1 2020 436 m Wuhan
4   Two International Finance Centre 2003 412 m Hong Kong
5   Salesforce Tower 2018 326 m San Francisco
6   Toranomon-Azabudai District Main Tower 2023 325 m Tokyo
7   The Landmark 2013 324 m Abu Dhabi
8   Torre Costanera 2014 300 m Santiago
9   Abeno Harukas 2014 300 m Osaka
10   Key Tower 1991 289 m Cleveland
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

The building list and facts show buildings involving Cesar Pelli & Associates, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects