1 aug 14  | ctbuh.org

Board of Trustees Names Two Fellows

The Board of Trustees of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named two new fellows for 2014: Johannes de Jong, Head of Technology, KONE, and Peter Weismantle, Director of Supertall Building Technology at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. The Fellows will be recognized at the 13th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony on November 6....

Peter Weismantle is responsible for overseeing the technical development of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s supertall projects from concept to completion. He has developed widely recognized expertise in technical aspects of the exterior wall, façade access and vertical transportation in supertall buildings. His built portfolio includes the Burj Khalifa, Dubai; Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai. Current work under construction includes the 1000+ meter tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, and the Wuhan Greenland Center at 600+ meters tall.

Weismantle has been Chair of the CTBUH Height Committee since 2007, overseeing multiple changes to the CTBUH’s height criteria. He presided over the Height Committee’s 2013 ratification of the height of One World Trade Center as being officially recognized as 1,776 feet tall.

He is also chair of the CTBUH Advisory Group, and has been part of the peer review panel for the CTBUH International Research Seed Funding program, and is currently co-chair of the Façade Access Working Group.

CTBUH Fellows are recognized for their contribution to the Council over an extended period of time, and in recognition of their work and the sharing of their knowledge in the design and construction of tall buildings and the urban habitat.