Scenes from the Day
The audience listens intently as panelists answer questions about the best design and operational approaches for tall buildings to meet occupants’ needs.
Delegates congregate for the Day 2 Plenary Panel Discussion, “The Now: Servicing the Modern Tall Building Occupant.”
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, welcomes attendees to the second day of the Conference Core Program and introduces the panelists for the second plenary of the CTBUH 10th World Congress, "The Now: Servicing the Modern Tall Building Occupant."
Panelists from the plenary discussion, “The Now: Servicing the Modern Tall Building Occupant.” From left to right: Abram Gamboa, Managing Director, Project Management, CBRE; Kirsten Hull, VP of Development, EQ Office; Thomas Vining, President, Otis Americas, Otis Elevator Company; and Nancy Yost, Senior Vice President, JLL.
Abram Gamboa, Managing Director, Project Management, CBRE, shares his property management expertise with the audience.
Kirsten Hull, VP of Development, EQ Office, discusses the collaboration between ownership, management, and design teams.
Thomas Vining, President, Otis Americas, Otis Elevator Company, offers his perspective on what kind of tall building technology is most important to occupiers.
Nancy Yost, Senior Vice President, JLL, addresses the importance of collaboration between ownership, management and design teams.
CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Antony Wood takes in the words of the esteemed industry professionals that participated in the Day 2 Plenary Panel Discussion.
On Day 3 of the CTBUH 10th World Congress, attendees break for coffee and pastries, sponsored by Tongji Architectural Design Group.
The winners of the 2019 Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by TetraTech, hold their giant check after hearing the winners announcement. Students: Marlo Maraña, Technological Institute of the Philippines; Raapbhorn Sriyuthakrai and Wei Ying Ch’ng, Tsinghua University, Bryant Lau Liang Cheng, National University of Singapore; and Romelle Angela Magumcia, EARIST, Manila (not pictured); and Maria Vika Wirastri, Universitas Atma Joya, Yogyakarta.
On behalf of CIMC, CTBUH Vice President of Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives Peng Du presents $20,000 of funding to Qin Lu and Torin Schuster, Illinois Institute of Technology, on behalf of 13 students for the traveling design studio, “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards Net-Zero Carbon Cities.”
CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Antony Wood invites CTBUH Advisory Group Member Angela Chang, President, Taipei Financial Center Corporation, to the stage to present a $20,000 check to the winners of the Student Research Competition, kindly sponsored by Taipei Financial Center Corporation. The winner was Mandana Bafghinia, PhD candidate; Prof. Jean-Pierre Chupin, and Prof. Bechara Helal.
Raapbhorn Sriyuthakrai and Wei Ying Ch’ng, Tsinghua University, accept the first place winner check for the Student Design Competition, comprising $6,000 of the total $20,000 funding for all finalist projects.
CTBUH Seattle Chapter Chair Don Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, relays the arc of “Innovation in the Built Environment from the Past, Present and Future.”
Michael Cesarz, CEO MULTI, thyssenkrupp Elevator, illustrates some of the research topics of interest to the Skybridges Research Project Steering Committee.
Michael Cesarz, CEO MULTI, thyssenkrupp Elevator, describes how ropeless elevator systems and other recent innovations are expanding the dimensions of our understanding of cities and how we move around them.
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH Editor-in-Chief, provides an update on the progress made in the CTBUH Research Project, “Skybridges: Bringing the Horizontal into the Vertical Realm.”
A delicious lunch is sponsored by Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting (left) enjoys a chat over lunch, sponsored by Magnusson Klemencic Associates, with CTBUH Finland Representative Santeri Suoranta, Head of Technology, Major Projects, KONE (center), and Temoor Ahmad, Associate Principal, Grimshaw Architects (right).
CTBUH Security Working Group Chair Sean Ahrens, Security Market Group Leader, Affiliated Engineers, Inc., provides an introduction to the latest CTBUH Technical Guide on integrating protective design into tall buildings.
Jeffrey Martin, Associate Partner, SYSKA Hennessy Group, delivers the presentation “Holistic MEP Design for Today’s Tall Building Workplace."
Sam McKechnie, Building Solutions Specialist, Studco Australia Pty Ltd, presents new research and findings into why tall buildings creak in high winds, and what can be done to mitigate it.
Steve Gonzalez, Director, KONE, provides insights on “Future-Proofing People Flow in Tall Buildings.”
Dave Hopping, President and CEO, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, educates delegates on how to “Expect More from Buildings” by engaging with “Smart Solutions and the Opportunities They Enable.”
Kevin Sharpies, Principal, Smith + Andersen; Steve Straus, President, Tetra Tech High-Performance Buildings Group; and Jury Chair Steve White, Technical Director DWV, Aliaxis contemplate the MEP engineering submissions during the MEP Engineering Jury meeting.
The Geotechnical Jury reviews Awards submissions for the 2020 Awards Program. From left to right: James Pawilkowski, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Michael Wysockey, President/Treasurer, Thatcher Foundations Inc; Jury Chair Tony Kiefer, Senior Consultant, Terracon; Darren Diehm, Senior Professional, GEI Consultants; and Alan Poeppel, Managing Principal, Langan Engineering.
Members of the Structural Engineering Jury discuss numerous submissions for the structural engineering awards of excellence. From left to right: Craig Blanchet, Vice President, LeMessurier; Richard Garlock, Partner, LERA Consulting, Structural Engineers; and CTBUH Germany Chapter Chair Roland Bechmann (Jury Chair), Managing Director and Partner, Werner Sobek Group.
Members of the MEP Engineering Jury consult with one another about submissions for the MEP engineering awards. From left: Kevin Sharpies, Principal, Smith + Andersen; Jury Chair Steve White, Technical Director DWV, Aliaxis; Gary Pomerantz, Executive Vice President, WSP and Chad Wisler, Managing Principal R.G. Vanderweil Engineers Engineers.
Hashimah Hashim, Executive Director, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, explains the diligent work required to ensure that Petronas Towers, a 23-year-old building, remains globally competitive.
CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter Secretary Andy Leung, Managing Director, Ronald Lu & Partners, chairs the session, "Seminal Asian Icons, Today."
CTBUH Israel Committee Member Gil Shenhav, Owner, Canaan-Shenhav Architects, shares his thoughts on pertinent issues related to tall developments in the Middle East and Africa.
Pierre Martin Dufresne, Design Principal, U+A responds to an audience question during the panel discussion "Vertical Urbanism in the MENA Context."
Panel chair Abdo Kardous, Regional President Middle East, Hill International, leads a dialogue between panelists about vertical urbanism in the MENA region.
An illustrious panel of tall-building industry professionals convenes for a discussion about “Vertical Urbanism in the MENA Context.” Individuals included: Zhi Wang, Acting General Manager, China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd.; Abdo Kardous, Regional President, Middle East, Hill International (Session Chair); Thomas Demetrion, Senior Project Designer, Senior Associate, Perkins+Will; Pierre Martin Dufresne, Design Principal, U+A; CTBUH Israel Committee Member Gil Shenhav, Owner, Canaan-Shenhav Architects.
Adrienne Bowman-Grittini, Technical Service & Development, Dow, describes how silicone structural glazing has proven its worth over the past 50 years and its role in sustainable construction going forward.
Lars Anders, Managing Director, Pridemann Facade Experts, presents on the topic, “Active Cavity Transition Facades,” during the session “Technical Solutions in Europe.”
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group, explains the importance of multidimensional, conscious designs in his keynote presentation, “Formgiving–Giving Form to the Future.”
Ron Klemencic, CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, chairs the Closing Plenary of the 10th World Congress, “50 Forward: Urbanism for the Future.”
Karim Khalifa, Director, Buildings Innovation, Sidewalk Labs, discusses the successes and challenges of delivering the first-ever neighborhood built entirely out of mass timber in his presentation, “Mass Timber and the City.”
Moshe Safdie, Principal, Safdie Architects, provides insight on three-dimensional urban design concepts in his keynote presentation, “The Garden City in Three Dimensions.”
Delegates listen intently to a plenary presentation on Sidewalk Labs’ plans for Toronto’s Waterfront.
The finalists of the evening's costume contest recreate the iconic photo from the 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball. From left to right: Darin Cook, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects as Petronas Twin Towers; Alexia Cavazos, Design Team Member, Studio Gang as Aqua at Lakeshore East; David Farnsworth, Principal in Structural Engineering, Arup; Andrew Johnson, Principal in Structural Engineering, Arup; and David Scott, Lead Director of Structural Engineering, Laing O’Rouke as Marina Bay Sands; Charys Clay, Engineer, Arup as Torre Reforma; James Goettsch, Chairman & Co-CEO as 150 North Riverside; Luo Zhenyu, Assistant, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD. as CITIC Tower; and Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Senior Executive Vice President, Samsung C&T as Lakhta Center.
James Goettsch, Chairman, Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners, arrives in a costume mirroring 150 North Riverside.
Moshe Tzur, Head Designer, Co-Owner & COB poses with Orna Tzur, Co-Owner & CEO, Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners Ltd, dressed as Azrieli Sarona Tower.
Mark Garland, President, LCL Builds, mirrors 1201 Third Avenue in Seattle.
Irene Wai, General Manager, Property Management, Sun Hung Kai Properties, dons a reflective gown modeled after International Commerce Centre.
CTBUH China Office Associate Director Jiaqi Qu (left) and CTBUH Vice President of Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives Peng Du (right) stand next to Richard Lee, Technical Manager, C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners, who represents TAIPEI 101 with a 3-D printed headdress (center) at the CTBUH 10th World Congress Dinner.
Delegates enjoy the costume contest, inspired by the Beaux-Arts Ball of 1931, at a table with an illuminated TAIPEI 101 centerpiece.
Leaders of the world’s tall building industry engage in lively conversation at the 2019 Congress Dinner.
Riley Wypiszenski, Interior Designer, Gensler, as Shanghai Tower, Shanghai.
CTBUH Bulgaria Representative Manuela Belova, Founding Partner, VA Architects, as Buzludzha, the Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party near Kazanlak.
Alexia Cavazos, Design Team Member, Studio Gang, dons an intricate headdress and detailed gown inspired by Aqua at Lakeshore East.
Susana Drago, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli, wears a faceted, tapered headpiece and shoulder detail to represent Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile.
From left to right: David Farnsworth, Principal in Structural Engineering, Arup; Andrew Johnson, Principal in Structural Engineering, Arup; and David Scott, Lead Director of Structural Engineering, Laing O’Rouke, dressed as Marina Bay Sands.
The costume-wearers at the 2019 Congress Dinner, dressed as their favorite buildings, gather together for a photo at the conclusion of the night’s festivities
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, represents The Shard, London.
Pinting Liu, Deputy Director, Guangzhou Pearl River Tower Properties Ltd. dresses as Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou.
Scott Duncan, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as 875 North Michigan Ave; Charles Besjak, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as One World Trade Center; Xuan Fu, Parner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as Willis Tower; Bill Baker, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as Burj Khalifa.
The costume contest was won by Darin Cook, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, with his dazzling outer-space inspired take on the Petronas Towers.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting gives Yin Chen, Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Modern Land (China) Co., Limited a plaque for Linked Hybrid, Beijing, naming it as one of the 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years.
Robert Pratt, Managing Director, Tishman Speyer and Louis Nowikas, Vice President - Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Planning, Hearst Corporation receive a plaque for Hearst Tower, New York City, naming it as one of the 50 Most Influential Buildings of the Last 50 Years.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts presents Pinting Liu, Deputy Director, Guangzhou Pearl River Tower Properties Ltd. with a plaque naming Pearl River Tower as one of the 50 Most Influential Buildings of the Last 50 Years.
The costumes were each rated on a scale of 0-10 by a five-member jury. Pictured: Karl Fender, Founding Partner, Fender Katsalidis Architects; Lynn Osmond, President & CEO, Chicago Architecture Center; and Cynthia Roubik, Assistant Commissioner, City of Chicago.
Dan Kaplan, Senior Associate, FXCollaborative wearing a headpiece representing 4 Times Square, New York City and Sara Davis, Senior Associate, FXCollaborative wearing Allianz Tower, Istanbul pose for a photo at the pre-dinner cocktail reception.
CTBUH Chicago Chapter Chair Shelley Finnigan, Global Technical Sales Engineer, Head of Technical Sales & Marketing, ArcelorMittal walks down the red carpet with a stylish headpiece and a dress made of all rights reserved photographs of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, Milwaukee.
Delegates mingle at the CTBUH Congress Dinner in honor of its 50th Anniversary.