Major projects at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:
A twin tower scheme of 450 m and 330 m tall towers that proposes a new paradigm for super tall residential typologies. The performative design creates opportunities for views, daylighting, natural ventilation and other experiences. Seoul, Korea
La Perouse Development
Mixed-use 54,500 square-meter multifunctional complex with double-wall skin includes residential, administrative offices, sports complex, two restaurants, maintenance services and underground parking for 300 vehicles. Sakhalin Island, Russia
Tianfu Ecological City
1 square-kilometer development in central China, stemming from an investigation into the relationship between high density urban living and sustainable development. Will accommodate a population of 100,000 people, or 30,000 families. Chengdu, China
The next tallest building in the world, this multi-use Tower will feature a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kellogg School of Management
Competition design for new global center for Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Scheme features state of the art learning environments, grand gathering spaces with views of Lake Michigan and a number of faculty and administrative offices. Evanston, Illinois
Wuhan Greenland Center
119-story, 606-meter tall, 300,000 sm mixed-use tower features 50 office floors, 17 residential floors and 22 hotel floors and four club levels, four sky lobbies, and multiple mechanical floors. Wuhan, China
Sanya Haitang Bay Resort
The luxurious development will consist of two separate hotels, luxury villas and a condo hotel tower, set within a sustainable master plan. Hainan Island, China
This design is based around a central spine which follows the main axis of the site. The plan resolves opposite forces working together: airside with landside, passenger with aircraft, in a sustainable city airport, introducing the balance between nature with technology. Incheon, Korea
Vantone Center Tianjin
185-meter tower consists of 64,000 square-meters of above-grade Class A office and high-end retail space, along with an additional 30,000 square meters of below-grade retail and parking. Also features a 27 meter-tall private club for building tenants at its top. Tianjin, China
Luxury hotel project located in the heart of downtown Beijing, China. Bronze exterior reflects the character of the site, and the super frame recalls the symmetry and steady character of Chinese traditional architecture. Beijing, China
360 m and 240 m twin towers inspired by the sun halo. Elegant elliptical form and unique halo fin design catch the sun movement, and create a sky garden amenity. Feature restores solar energy and transforms the building into a 24 hour light sculpture. Beijing, China
Golden Cross Sky Bridge
Proposed urban pedestrian link to allow the elevated pedestrian circulation over the Golden Cross intersection. The Sky Ring opens to the ground and connects to the subway underground through four vertical cores to the existing subway exits. Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Twin Towers
The design for these towers celebrates the twin notions of harmony and identity. The striking form created by the joined towers and unifying sun shades creates an important and distinctive new landmark in the region. Shenzhen, China
York University Central Square
Master plan for the Central Square, one of the primary gathering points on the York campus. Involves master plan, design, renovation and energy efficiency strategies for Central Square and surrounding buildings, including Scott Library, Ross Building, Curtis Lecture Halls and Scott Religious Center. Plan will create a vibrant hub that can be utilized year-round and set the standard for future development. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sanya Haitang Bay Resort
The luxurious development will consist of two separate hotels, luxury villas and a condo hotel tower, set within a sustainable master plan. Hainan Island, China
138 m mixed-use tower includes four levels below grade for retail, parking and support areas. The tower features residential, office and retail at ground and higher levels. Sustainable elements include district cooling, solar hot water, energy-efficient lighting and equipment, a greywater system and highly efficient HVAC and MEP Systems. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mixed-use 74.5 m and 105 m residential and office towers consisting of 5,612 sm of area. The program includes four to five below-grade levels for partial storage, parking and support areas. Sustainable elements include district cooling, solar hot water, energy-efficient lighting and equipment, a greywater system and highly efficient HVAC and MEP Systems. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan
Commission from the City of Chicago for a complete “Energy Master Plan” that assesses and looks at innovative solutions for the carbon performance of the downtown area Loop using a holistic urban design approach. Chicago, Illinois
Nanshan Tower Exterior Wall
Exterior Wall design for a mixed-use development in Shenzhen’s Nanshan District that optimizes solar and wind mitigation. The development includes a 300m tower, 160m tower and conference facility. Shenzhen, China
Gang Xia Tower
198-meter, 43-story tower in Shenzhen’s Futian Central District, with views to the adjacent Civic Center Park and a series of high performance solar shades. Shenzhen, China
Will offer the most spacious and luxurious residences in Mumbai. 76,272 sm tower includes 132 residential units, and serviced apartments. All upper-story condominiums offer views of the Arabian Sea, with vegetated sun shaded exterior wall. Mumbai, India
Masdar Hq Development
Positive Energy building (generating more energy than it consumes) in zero carbon, zero waste city. Includes office, retail, transit circulation and landscaped green space. Masdar City at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Federation of Korean Industries
50 story, 240 meter tower in downtown Seoul will provide the headquarters for the Federation of Korean Industries. The Class A office building also includes dining facilities, theater and conference center and rooftop garden. Seoul, Korea
Willis Tower Greening Project + Hotel
Integration of sustainable systems to reduce energy consumption at the former Sears tower and design for highly sustainable, 50-story five-star hotel to be built on the south side of Willis Tower plaza. The hotel will draw net zero energy from the power grid. Chicago, Illinois
Confidential Chicago Theater
Architectural design for major Chicago theater company which includes renovations and additions to existing structure. Chicago, Illinois
Beijing Franshion Development
Master planning, architectural and interior design of mixed-use development in Beijing’s Central Business District featuring residential, retail, educational and recreational facilities along with extensive landscaping. Beijing, China
Yixing Dongju Far East Development
Master planning and architectural design for 5,200,00 sf (484,455 sm) development consisting of two towers, a mixed-use office and hotel tower and a neighboring residential tower. Intersecting buildings create a central park space, which can convert to a dramatic theater space. Yixing, China
Confidential Girls High School
Private girl’s high school on the north side of Chicago includes 10 classrooms, science lab, computer lab, lunchroom for 200 students with kitchen. Multi-purpose spaces include a 200 seat auditorium with stage, full library and flexible student space. Chicago, Illinois
Atrium City Master Plan
Master planning for Atrium City development, which includes the iconic 1 Dubai, low-rise residential development, cultural facilities, retail, offices, abundant landscape park spaces and multi-modal transit hub. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Energy Master Plan
Master planning and architecture for large-scale mixed-use district, including office, hotel, parks and civic spaces. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mumbai Master Plan
Master planning for commercial and residential districts with emphasis on passive + active sustainable design strategies, including district waste-to-power and enhanced aquifer recharge systems. Mumbai, India
KAPSARC Competition Entry
Competition entry for research facility for major international corporation’s headquarters. The design was developed specifically for extreme weather conditions and features a high-performance, lightweight ETFE skin, intelligent cladding to respond to solar radiation and wind, and the incorporation of a building-integrated photovoltaic system. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Kuwait University Master Plan Competition Entry
Master planning competition entry for university’s central administration facilities complex which includes administration building, conference center, convocation hall, cultural center, library, visitor center and grand mosque. Shadadiyah, Kuwait
Solar EV Dock
Prototypical structure harvests solar energy and power electric/hybrid vehicles. Chicago, Illinois
Designed as both an urban gateway and a self-sustaining city, this 42-story prototype would be one of the greenest, most aesthetically striking and technologically innovative mixed-use buildings in the world. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Eleven jutting, crystalline structures of varying size–with cantilevers of up to 230 feet over the water–are joined at a base largely concealed beneath the surface, creating the illusion of independent structures. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
With its wings unfurled as if in midflight, this powerfully poetic structure is an evocation of the natural world at its most dynamic, and ecologically interdependent. That inspiration, combined with concepts from automobile design, has been developed into a sculptural, asymmetrical form. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Three-tower, supertall megastructure includes luxury hotels, condominiums, offices, retail and cultural facilities. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 Park Avenue
Supertall tower with podium complex includes luxury hotel, condominiums, offices and retail. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ensemble of six mid-rise office buildings linked with canopies, enclosing a central garden space. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Supertall mixed-use tower with faceted facade. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Bridge fuses structural expression, innovative use of materials and cultural referencing to create one of the most high-performing yet poetically evocative structures of its kind. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
49-story, 1.35 million sf luxury residential tower, including duplex townhouses, 4 stories of office space and retail along a harbor promenade. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
32-story, 820,000 sf office tower featuring including verdant sky gardens and podium offices. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Luxury residential tower with retail podium complex and unobstructed views of Burj Khalifa. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Grand Boulevard
Luxury two-tower residential complex with outdoor plaza, a theater and unobstructed views of Burj Khalifa. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Tower
The serenely elegant Abu Dhabi Tower stands out not for its exterior form but for what it contains: a network of urban oases inside the tower that form ventilated sky terraces and naturally illuminated interior gardens. Doha, Qatar
60-story Class A office tower and retail podium in downtown Mumbai, designed to a LEED Platinum standard. Mumbai, India
Luxury residential high-rise tower. Mumbai, India
Southwest Grant Park Master Plan
Collaboration with EDAW to design a world-class sustainable park at southwest corner of Chicago’s Grant Park at Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue. Chicago, Illinois
Vancouver Residential Complex
Luxury low-rise residential complex with eco-footprint of “one”. Vancouver, Canada
Hotel Yugoslavia Mixed-Use Development
Mixed-use waterfront development, including hotel, residential and office space, retail and health club. Belgrade, Serbia
Clean Technology Tower
Proposed 60 story tower in downtown Chicago. Project is designed to eliminate its negative impact on the environment and could potentially provide excess energy. Chicago, Illinois
Proposed 2-mile breakwater, completing the last major recommendation of the 1909 Burnham Plan. The bridge, which includes wind turbines, provides a grand civic space and includes a soft shoreline for the study of Great Lakes ecology. Chicago, Illinois
3.5 million sf mixed-use development along Chicago River. Chicago, Illinois
Burj Khalifa Gatehouses + Function Island
Security gatehouses and event space for the Armani Spa Hotel at Burj Khalifa development. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coatesville Office Complex
80,000 sf office complex. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Interior design of 11,000 sf office space centered around dual interior courtyards. Chicago, Illinois
Major projects completed at SOM, prior to founding Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:
Pearl River Tower
Architecture for the 69-story China National Tobacco Corporation headquarters. This 2,243,100 sf building proposes to be the first supertall tower to attempt to produce as much, or more, energy than it consumes. Every aspect of the 303-meter tower is designed to harvest wind and solar energy. Guangzhou, China, 2009
King Abdullah Economic City
Master Plan for new city for 2,000,000 inhabitants, on the Red Sea, north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. City will be a modern community comprised of industrial, residential, office & financial, educational, commercial, resort, port facility and governmental agency facilities. Saudi Arabia, 2006
Nanjing Guozi Greenland Financial Center
Architectural design and engineering for 3.5 million sf mixed use supertall building including office, hotel service apartments and commercial functions. Nanjing, China, 2007
Shanghai Grand Real Estate Office Tower
Design services for office building in Pudong district, 80,000 sm above grade, 20,000 sm below grade. Shanghai, China, 2005
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Master planning and architectural design for a 500,000 sf facility which includes a 150,000 sf exhibit hall, a 30,000 sf ballroom and 25,000 sf of meeting space. Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2007
Southworks Master Plan
Master plan for the redevelopment of 573-acre abandoned and cleared industrial site on south lakefront into a mixed use district incorporating residential, commercial, retail and entertainment uses, infrastructure and open space improvements. Chicago, Illinois
Denver Medical Center
Department of Veterans Affairs replacement facility adjacent to the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. The project includes a new bed tower for acute inpatient medicine, ambulatory care, surgery, psychiatry, long-term care and spinal cord injury unit; a research laboratory, structured parking, energy plant and warehouse facilities. 1.8 million square feet. Aurora, Colorado, 2010
Competition entry for the design of a 134 story, 648 m landmark tower consisting of a five star hotel, office space, luxury residential units, retail space and gardens. Moscow, Russia
Competition entry for the architectural design of a mixed use development of commercial space, including office, hotel and retail. Moscow, Russia, 2004
Hangzhou Convention Center
Competition entry for a 62,500 sm state-of-the-art, sustainable convention facility reinforcing the garden city quality of Hangzhou as well as accommodating expansion and modification over time. Hangzhou, China, 2004
Rush University Medical Center
Large-scale, complex, phased urban medical campus redevelopment to address clinical, research, teaching, operational and infrastructure improvements. Chicago, Illinois, 2014
YMCA Headquarters Programming Study
Programming study for potential new mixed-use headquarters complex. Analyzed the possibility of including the following components: offices, conference center, museum and archives, visitor accommodations and a fitness center. 2004
Jesse Brown Medical Center
200-bed inpatient expansion to the existing VA Westside Medical Center including new Departments for ICU, Surgery and Emergency Medicine. The 8-story, 240,000 sf building achieves a creative allocation of space, establishing a new entry sequence and clearly articulated wayfinding on the tight, urban site. Chicago, Illinois, 2007
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Master site and facility planning for a 990-bed, multi-site public health system. The ten-year, $1.2 billion plan includes a phased acute care replacement facility and the creation of a new women's and infant's hospital. Dallas, Texas, 2004
Qatar Medical Center
Master Plan for medical city including children's hospital, orthopedic hospital, physical medicine hospital, ministry of health office building and residential units for nursing and medical staff. Qatar, Saudi Arabia
Beijing Central Business District Master Plan
Competition entry for master plan at the core of Beijing business district, featuring residential and commercial parcels, central park, and courtyard spaces. Beijing, China, 2004
Eight Tower Bridge
Oliver Tyron Pulver; 18-story office tower. West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 2003
Nine Tower Bridge
Oliver Tyron Pulver; proposed office building. West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Ten Tower Bridge
Oliver Tyron Pulver; proposed office building. West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Buffalo National Fuel Gas Company Headquarters
Oliver Tyron Pulver; 200,000 sf office building. Buffalo, New York, 2004
1919 Market Street
Oliver Tyron Pulver; 500,000 sf office tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2001
Oliver Tyron Pulver; 2,000,000 sf office complex. Silver Spring, Maryland, 2006
University of Pennsylvania, Oliver Tyron Pulver
200,000 sf office space proposal. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
500,000 sf speculative office building. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
500,000 sf mixed-use office complex concept proposed to be a zero-energy building. Chicago, Illinois, 2002
Koyang International Exhibition Center
Master plan and architectural design for a 3.5 million sf mixed-use complex including 1,950,000 sf convention space. Seoul, Korea, 2004
Canary Wharf North Quay
Master planning and urban design of new district to accommodate 3 million sf of development, on-going. London, United Kingdom
Texas Medical Center
Master planning of approximately 600-acre campus with approximately 20 million sf of medical facilities; plan includes analysis of central core to allow for immediate growth as well as understanding of the district and region for long-term growth, ongoing. Houston, Texas
Tampa Performing and Cultural Arts District
Master plan for a large scale cultural arts district in the central business district. Tampa, Florida, 2001
Beijing Merchandise Mart
Architectural design services for large multi-use complex including, 3-star hotel, 5-star hotel, exhibit hall, office tower, entertainment center, retail and plazas, 2.6 million sf. Beijing, China, 1998
Pidemco GSCP MSCP Towers
Design competition for mixed-use development consisting of two towers containing office and retail facilities, restaurants, observatories and other public amenities. Singapore, China
Xiamen Posts and Telecommunications Building
60-story, 1.5 million sf corporate headquarters with restaurant, observatory and post office facility, integrates spiral gardens upward through the building as green feature. Xiamen, China, 1994
Master plan for a mixed-use facility including a 111-story office tower, retail center, housing, cineplex theaters, convention center, luxury hotel, business hotel, sporting facility, cultural center and micro electronics showroom. Seoul, Korea, 1996
Two Illinois Center
Programming for mixed-use facility, Chicago, Illinois
Site planning, design and interiors for 14-story office tower with television studio, newspaper office and bank, 280,000 sf. Las Vegas, Nevada, 2000
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
Programming effort for 1200 seat theater, home of New York Philharmonic. New York, New York, 2002
Three First National Plaza
Programming for retail, Chicago, Illinois
Master planning and architectural renovation of an historic outdoor music venue including outdoor pavilion, indoor theater and extensive grounds. Highland Park, Illinois, 1993
Lake Point Tower
Canopy renovation/study. Chicago, Illinois, 2000
600 Lakeshore Drive
250 luxury residential units. Chicago, Illinois, 2000
Residential study. Chicago, Illinois, 2000
Renovation of existing office building. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2001
Major projects completed at VOA, prior to founding Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:
Costa del Mar
60,000 sf conference center. Valpareiso, Chile
Curitiba International Trade Center
Architectural design for a 710,000 sf exhibition center, 350-room resort hotel, 215,000 sf of retail and entertainment, a 3,000-seat auditorium, a 3,000-seat IMAX theater and 130,000 sf of office space. Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Center-Point on the Park
1.5 million sf mixed use development. Master Plan and concept design for a private client on 37 acres in an urban park setting. Includes 800,000 sf of office, 250-room business hotel, three high-rise condominium towers and a low-rise townhouse complex. Altamonte Springs, Florida
Pousada do Rio Quente
Master plan expansion of popular resort and waterpark. Expansion on 1,235 hectares includes six hotels, convention center, family entertainment center and cinemas, retail entertainment, amusement park, sports center, residential and infrastructure. Calabas, Novas, Brazil
Mappin Retail Stores
Exterior and interior renovation and expansion of flagship department store to include 210,000 sf of retail and food court facilities as well as four new cinemas and a new 255,800 sf parking garage for 600 vehicles. Sao Paulo, Brazil
South Point East
Twin 60-story condominium towers with 135-room, five-star hotel. Miami Beach, Florida
South Point West
120-story mixed-use tower with residential, office and hotel. Miami Beach, Florida
Retail center for EMSA corporation. Brazil, 1999
EMSA Corporation Brasilia Entertainment Center
Retail and family entertainment venue. Brazil, 1999
Church Street Market Courtyard Renovation
Design of retractable fabric structures in order to define the courtyard area of the existing retail space. The design included a performance stage, landscaped seating areas and retail shopping courts. Orlando, Florida, 2000
UCF Shakespeare Theater
Renovation of existing Science Center building to include support and rehearsal space, along with a 350-seat thrust stage theater. Orlando, Florida, 2000
Compensar Family Entertainment Center
Master planning and design of multi-purpose glass pavilion. The design also incorporates a new plaza area, as well as interactive and contemplative garden spaces. Bogota, Columbia, 2000
Renovation of existing hotel lobby along with an adjacent 30-story all suites/condominium tower. The new lobby space serves as a central hub connecting both buildings. Orlando, Florida, 1999
352-room, nine-story, four-star resort hotel. Public spaces are highly themed and focus around a feature and waterfall. Orlando, Florida, 1998
Santa Fe Community College Library
100,000 sf library and resource facility. Gainesville, Florida, 2000
Executive Center Complex
Florida International University, 75,000 sf support complex for multiple users; includes components for the English Language Institute, research support offices and conference/instructional rooms. Miami, Florida, 1999
Health and Life Sciences Building
Florida International University, University Park, Multi-phased, four-story facility containing laboratories, classrooms and administrative offices for the various disciplines of allied health and biological sciences. Miami, Florida, 1999
Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Complex
University of Florida, 154,580 sf facility with laboratories, classrooms and administrative offices for three colleges. LEED Gold Certified Building. Gainesville, Florida, 1999
Colegio Nuevo Granada
Master planning and design for the renovation and expansion of K-12 international school serving over 1,400 students. Bogota, Colombia, 1998
Star Condominium Project
20-story, 75-unit high-end condominium tower on eastern edge of downtown Orlando. The design was an urban catalyst for park and retail development in the area. Orlando, Florida, 1999
"Current Works: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture," Archina, Shanghai, China, September 18
"Design + Location: The Sustainable Connection," AIA National Convention, Washington, DC, May 18
"Language of Performance," Gravity Free 2012: Outlaws and Icons, Chicago, Illinois, May 1
"Form Follows Performance," Break the Box Lecture Series, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois, April 20
"National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago," Chicago Architecture Foundation, Lunch Talk, March 21
"Toward Zero Carbon: The Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan and Other Sustainable Initiatives," Northwestern Climate Change Symposium, Evanston, Illinois, March 8
“Supertall and Super Sustainable,” TEDx Midwest Kids, October 15
“Form Follows Performance: A Design Charette,” Chicago Ideas Week Lab, October 11
“The Language of Performance,” Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago History Museum, October 10
“Power: Present Predicaments in Architecture and Urban Planning,” Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, October 7
“Sustainable Cities,” Grand Paris, Paris, France, September 27
Keynote Address, Architecture & Urbanism in China 2011 Fall Practice Symposium, Judson University, September 8
”The Future of Sustainable Design,” Chicago Field Museum, Corner Symposium on Climate Change, May 25
GSA Region 4 Sustainability Lecture Series in Atlanta, Georgia, April 26
"Toward the Zero-Carbon City," Northwestern University, April 14
"High Performance Architecture," University of Hawaii School of Architecture, February 18
"Building Cities," Virginia Tech University College of Architecture and Urban Studies, February 1
"Toward the Zero Energy City," Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, January 24
Urban Leaders Summit, CEOs for Cities, November 9
"Green Giants: A Post Carbon Age," TEDx Midwest, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, October 15
Ideas into Actions, TCG National Conference, June 18
World Information Technology and Services Alliance, May 26
"Transforming Systems," Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 12
"Green Giants, AIA New York, Earth Day Panel, April 22, 2010
Mayors' Institute on City Design, American Architectural Foundation, April 13
"Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan," Chicago Architecture Foundation, Lunchtime Lecture Series, April 12
"Form Facilitates Performance: Facade Design and Sustainability," Facade Design and Engineering Conference, Dubai, March 23
"Radical Pragmatisim," Ontario Association of Architects, Toronto, December 2
Green Retrofitting Conference, McGraw-Hill, November 17
"Willis Tower Greening Project," with US Equities, Greenbuild Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, November 12
"Masdar Headquarters," Louvre Lecture Series, Paris, November 9
Lecture to Advanced Management Program, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, October 30
"Future Trends and Challenges in Global Architecture," Agoria Infrastructure Club, Brussels, Belgium, June 24
World Wide Workplace Web (W4) Conference, Chicago, June 12
Innovation Summitt, Spertus Institute, Chicago, May 21
"Zero-Energy High-Rise Buildings," Chicago Building Conference, Febuary 18
"Managing a Zero-Energy Building," World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, January 21
"Daniel Burnham's and Edward Bennett's Plan of Chicago and Grant Park: 100 Years Later," Burnham Symposium, November 19
"Trends in Global Architecture" University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois, November
"The Works of AS+GG" Arizona State University, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Tempe, Arizona, October
New York Architectural Innovation Conference, New York, New York, October
"Climate Change, Urgent" MIT Department of Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September
IIT International Center for Sustainable New Cities, Board of Advisors
"Designing for Zero Energy" GovEnergy, New Orleans, Louisiana, August
"Pearl River Tower: Designing a Zero Energy Building" AIA Convention, San Antonio, Texas, May
"Net Zero Energy Case Studies" Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, March
Toronto-Chicago Design Charrette Jury, University of Illinois, November
"Case Study: Pearl River Tower" Closing Presentation, Architectural Record Innovation Conference, New York, New York, October
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, September
"Next Generation Buildings" Energy 2006, Chicago, Illinois, August
"Facedism: What are the advances in skins for buildings" Energy 2006, Chicago, Illinois, August
"The Sky's the Limit" Chicago Building Congress, March 15
Illinois AIA, Daniel Burnham Honor Award, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
AIA Design Excellence, SustainABILITY Award, Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan
American Architecture Award, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
International Architecture Award, Burj Khalifa Gatehouses
International Architecture Award, Solar EV Dock
Times Properties Journal, Best Office Building in China, Third Place, Nanjing Greenland International Commercial Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
National AIA Honor Award, Regioal and Urban Design, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Award
AIA Chicago, Unbuilt Design, Honor Award, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
AIA Chicago, Unbuilt Design, Citation of Merit, Dubai Bridge
AIA Award, Design Excellence, Unbuilt Catagory, Matrix Gateway Complex
WAN Awards 2010, Urban Design, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
2010 Arabian Property Award for Architecture, Mideast Region, International Property Awards, Masdar Headquarters
R+D Award for Sustainability, Chicago DeCarbonization Plan, Architect Magazine
International Architecture Award, Vancouver Residential Complex, Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the Dublin-based European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies
P/A Award, Architect Magazine, Matrix Gateway Complex
Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Pearl River Tower (While Associate Partner at SOM)
The Chicago Athenaeum/Europe, American Architecture Award, Matrix Gateway Complex
The Chicago Athenaeum/Europe, International Architecture Award, Matrix Gateway Complex
National AIA, Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design, Southworks Master Plan (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect, Chicago Reader
Construction Week Awards, Sustainable Design Award, Masdar Headquarters
Middle East Architect Awards, Green Project of the Year, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The CNBC Arabian Property Awards, Best Architecture Award, Verde Residences
The Arabian Property Awards, Best Architecture Award, Verde Residences
Cityscape Architectural Awards, Environmental Award, Masdar Headquarters, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The American Institue of Steel Construction, National Award, Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Spark Awards, Green, Carbon-Lowering & Environmental Category, Gold Award (while Associate Partner at SOM)
AIA Chicago Chapter Distinguished Building Award, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Citation for Excellence, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Virginia Department of Environmental Equality Virginia Green Certification, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Facilities and Destinations Magazine Prime Site Award, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Trade Show Executive Innovation Award (Floor Grid), Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
American Public Works Association's Project of the Year, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Real Estate & Construction Review Magazine Plaque of Honor, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Convention South Magazine Reader's Choice Award WinnerBusiness Week/Architectural Record, Citation for Excellence, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Business Week/Architectural Record Citation for Excellence, Virginia Beach Convention Center
AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award Compensar Family Entertainment Center
Virginia Beach Planning Commission Honor Award, Exceptional Public Facility, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Orlando Chapter AIA Design Excellence Award for Architecture
Steel Pencil Design Award
Curitiba International Trade Center, Orlando Chapter AIA Honor Award
Surface Asia, November, “Seoul Searching: the Dancing Dragons in YIBD”
Concept Magazine, Special Issue 2012, “Yongsan International Business District: Dancing Dragons”
Zenith Business Report, September-October, “Starship to Riyadh,” pp. 10-12
Chicago Architect, September-October, “Built to Scale”
The Wall Street Journal, September 22, “Designing Towers to Catch the Sky,” C11
Northwest Tourism, September, “Dimensional Life - Delicate Space,” pp. 27-33
Architect Magazine, August 22, “Dancing Dragons”
idesign travel, August, “Wuhan Greenland Center,” pp. 59-65
Beyond Magazine, August, “Dragon Dancing Twin Towers”
Building Design + Construction, August, “Mixed-Use Towers in Seoul Awake the Dancing Dragons”
Architectural Update, July 18, “Vantone Center, Tianjin AS+GG”
Crain’s Chicago Business, June 28, “High-rise, low-carb buildings offer new ideas for sustainable skyscrapers”
Green Architecture Now 2, June, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture: Head Offices of the Federation of Korean Industries
B1, June, “Dancing Dragons Towers”
World Architecture News, May 11, “Enter the Dragons: Architects unveil twin Korean towers with lizard-like ‘scales’ of glass that let the buildings ‘breathe’”
Building Capacity, May, “A Taste of Living Future 2012”
Nox, Winter-Spring, “Dualidad Geometrica”
Chicago Sun-Times, March 14, “Development buzz at Reese site”
China Daily, February 28, “Bigger is better, developer decides midway”
China Daily, February 27, “Wuhan Greenland Center to be China’s tallest building”
CRI English, February 27, “Wuhan Mulls Tallest Building in China”
Bloomberg News, February 27, “Chinese Tower May Add Floors to Become World’s Tallest after Burj Khalifa”
Mein Eigen Heim, February, “Hallo Zuknft”
The Epoch Times, January 31, “China’s Risky Skyscraper Extravaganza”
Tall Buildings, November, ”KOPOJIEBCKNN POCTOK”
Sphere, Autumn, “Arabian Heights”
Perspective, October, “Reigning over the sky”
Sciences et Avenir, October, “En Image: Plu pres du ciel”
DFUN Magazine, September, “World of Great Towers: Kingdom Tower”
B1, September, “Kingdom Tower”
Chicago Architect, “People + Places: Kingdom Tower”
Chicago Tribune, September 9, “Trump’s tower a symbol of a post-attack revival”
Wall Street Journal, September 8, “The skyscraper as a pillar of confidence”
Los Angeles Times, September 4, “Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11”
Perspective, September, “Higher up in the wind”
Bloomberg, August 30, “Kingdom Tower architect grapples the wind at 3,000 ft”
Metropolis, August 16, “Move Over, Burj Khalifa”
New York Magazine, August 14, “Higher”
The Sun, August 12, “King of towers hits the heights”
The Gulf Today, August 11, “A Bird? A Plan? It’s Kingdom Tower!”
NPR, August 8, “World’s tallest building to be built in Saudi Arabia”
Red Eye, August 3, “3,280”
The Times of India, August 3, “At 1000m, Jeddah to have world’s tallest tower”
Wall Street Journal, August 3, “Saudis plan world’s tallest tower”
Huffington Post, August 2, “Kingdom Tower: Adrian Smith talks designing world’s tallest building”
msnbc, August 2, “World’s tallest building coming to Saudi Arabia”
Popular Science, August 2, “Saudi’s set to build Kingdom Tower, soon to be the world’s tallest building”
Chicago Sun-Times, August 2, “Chicago firm designing new tallest building”
The Telegraph, August 2, “Saudi Arabia takes step to build world’s tallest tower”
Emirates 24/7, August 2, “Kingdom Tower to top reigning champ Burj Khalifa by 173m”
World Architecture News, August 2, “AS+GG Confirmed to design world’s tallest tower”
Chicago Tribune, August 2, “Chicago architecture firm to design world’s tallest tower”
Globe and Mail, August 2, “Saudi thrusts forward with plan for world’s tallest tower”
Baltimore Sun, August 2, “Chicago architecture firm to design world’s tallest tower”
Washington Post, August 2 , “Saudi presses forward with plans to build world’s tallest tower, outdoing neighbor Dubai”
World Architecture News, June 24, “Gordon Gill on Chicago’s changing climate”
World Architecture News, June 21, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Thornton Tomasetti and PositivEnergy Practice to design world’s fourth tallest building”
Inhabitat, June 21, “AS+GG Aerodynamic Wuhan Greenland Center to be World’s 4th Tallest Building”
e-architect, June 21, “Wuhan Greenland Center Tower”
Nissan Technology Magazine, April 28, “2025: The future of mobility and our future cities”
Men's Book Chicago, Spring, "Mr. Positive"
Crain's Chicago Business, March 7, "Crain's 2011 Coolest Chicago Offices: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture"
Architect's Newspaper, January 17, "Smart Grid City"
Chicago Tribune: Cityscapes, January 7, “Smith + Gill win national honors in urban design”
GreenSource, December, "The rise of retrofit," pp. 106-113
The Hindu, November 12, "Standing Tall"
inhabitat.com, October 29, "Korean Tower Boasts One of World's Most Efficient Solar Facades"
The New York Times, September 25, "Planning a Sustainable City in the Desert"
Architect Magazine, August, "2010 R+D Award for Sustainability: Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan"
Ecolibrium, July, "Desert Star," p. 7
B1 Magazine, June, "Sustainable Excellence: Masdar," pp. 36-41
Metropolis, June, "Skyline: Willis Tower," p. 83
The National, May 26, "Masdar showcased at a Smithsonian Institution's museum"
Perspectives, April, "Building for change," pp. 84-87
RICS Business, March, "Power tower," p. 7
Crain's, March 1, "In going green average isn't good enough for Willis Tower"
Eco-Structure Magazine, February 25, "Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture offers a low-carb plan for Chicago"
inhabitat.com, February 22, "Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill hatch massive plan to decarbonize Chicago"
World Architecture News, February 18, "AS+GG completes first phase of Chicago DeCarbonization Plan"
The Architects Newspaper, February 11, "Unveiled: Federation of Korean Industries."
Architect, January, "What if an entire city could be housed under one roof?" pp. 60-63
Engineering News-Record, December 9, "Design team held to competition promises"
The Plan, December, "Abu Dhabi: A new metropolitan city emerges from the desert," p. 53
The New York Times, October 20, "New agency to lead global energy push"
RICS Business, September, "Green giant," p. 9
RIBA Journal, August/September, "The color of money," pp. 44-50
Architecture + Urbanism, August, "Relationship between design and construction", pp. 30-33
Chicago Tribune, June 25, "Sears Tower plans hotel, self-greening"
Chicago Sun-Times, June 25, "Lofty 'green' renovation for Sears Tower"
Wall Street Journal, June 25, "Big hotel planned next to Sears Tower"
Crain's, June 24, "Sears Tower owners propose 5 star hotel"
New York Times, June 24, "Sears Tower to be revamped to produce most of its own power"
The Architect's Newspaper, June 17, "Design at Work," p. 16
The Chicago Reader, March 26, "Best of Chicago 2009; arts & architecture," p. 11
Architectural Record, March 4, "Is the Green-Building Market Recession-Proof?"
Riscaldamento Climatizzazione Idronica, February, "Biomimetica per edifici," pp. 68-74
Medill Reports, January 29, "Local architects plan an eco-bridge to complet Burnham's plan"
Engineering News-Record, January 19, "Green-retrofit work thrives in uncertain economic times", p. 22
Space, January, "Clean Technology Building," pp. 86-90
Fortune, December, "A green city blooms in the desert"
Architectural Record, December, "Model Behavior: Anticipating Great Design," p. 142-150
Green Source, November/December, "Urban Harvest", pp. 108-113 The Columbus Dispatch, November 30, "Tall tales: ever-higher buildings reflect solutions for the future"
Globe and Mail, November 11, "A building with an energy all its own," p. B9
Identity, November, "The future is now," pp. 106-110; "Green giants," pp. 112-113
Cityscape Magazine, November, "Cityscape Dubai: the regional reality," pp. 30-33; "New look for old," pp. 40-42
Travel + Leisure, November, "New American Landmarks," p.221-230
The National, October 30, "Architectural 'exuberance' could slow"
Metropolis, October, "Innovation from the Innovators"
Globe and Mail, October 18, "Market panic? Bring it on"
Business Week, October 15, "Undaunted, skyscrapers reach higher"
Building, October 14, "The tallest building in the world: the contenders"
World Architecture News, October 9, "Meraas Development taps Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill for megaproject"
The National, October 8, "Tall Buildings put us on the map, says Burj Dubai architect"
Building, October 8, "Sears tower set for L85m green makeover"
The Chicago Sun-Times, October 8, "Developers turn to rentals in downturn"
The Chicago Tribune, October 7, "Chicago architects plan more towers in Dubai"
Khaleej Times, October 7, “Cityscape $1 trillion showcase,” p. 1
Khaleej Times, October 7, “Dubai Launches Dh350b Jumerira Gardens,” p. 1 Business
The National, October 6, "Cityscape shines amid global gloom"
The National, October 6, "Dubai sees no reason to stop scraping skies"
The National, October 6, "Meraas tower to join Dubai's buildings in the sky"
Building, October 3, "Burj Dubai: Top of the world"
International Herald Tribune, August 12, "Rising in Dubai: Adrian Smith's Vision of Green: taller and getting taller"
The Chicago Tribune, August 28, "Getting the inside story on the Pearl River Tower, billed as the world's greenest skyscraper"
New York Times, August 10, "Reaching for the clouds in Dubai"
BPM Issue 91, Summer 2008, "Masdar," p. 12
Chicago Public Radio, "Architects Float Idea for Bridge"
Articolo Architecttura, "Le Nuove Frontiere del Biomimetismo"
Emirates Business 24/7, "Giving Shape to Big Ambitions and Tall Buildings Around the World"
The Big Project Issue 10, "Geometrics of the Desert Flower"
The New York Times, June 15, "Scraping the Sky and then Some," p. 20
Grist, June 13, "The Daley Show; Hot Plans Rile the Chicago Waterfront"
The Chicago Tribune, June 12, "Smith and Gill's 'Eco-Bridge': Coming to Chicago's Lakefront?"
Architect, June 8, "Positive Energy," p. 74-79
Crain's Chicago Business, June 2, "Smith & Gill Wins Dubai Deal," p. 21
Aktuellt, June, "Positive Energiatgang," p. 4
Focus, June, "The Rise and Rise of the Superscraper," pp. 34-42
Chicago Architect, June, "The Next Big Thing," p. 70
Trading Markets, May 25 "Building Slows Along with Economy"
Al Bawaba, May 15, "ETA Star's 'Green' Campaign on Channel 4 is an Instant Hit Among Listeners"
The Sunday Times, May 11, "Dinosaurs bite the dust," p. 10
Gulf News, May 9, "Dubai Gives the Necessary Freedom Designers Need"
Architectural Record, May 7, "Smith + Gill Tapped for Ultra-Green Abu Dhabi Project," p. 29
Arabian Business, May 5, "ETA Star Launches Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Designed Towers"
Gulf News, May 4, "Dubai: City of Supertowers"
Gulf News, May 4, "Dubai Will Become City of Supertowers"
Modern Design, May, "The 11 Hour and the Carbon Conflict: Smooth Operator," p. 75
Gulf Life, May 1, "Head in the Clouds"
Albawaba, April 28, "ETA Star Launches VERDE Towers in Dubai Maritime City"
Khaleej Times, April 28, "Man of Many Storeys"
Real Estate Forum Magazine, April 8, "Abu Dhabi Sustainable Project Moves Forward," p. 8
AIArchitect, April 4, "Beyond Zero: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Desert Experiment"
Middle East Architect, April, "Sprawl to Tall," pp. 14-15
Engineering News-Record, "Building sector needs reeducation," p. 10
Regina Leader Post, March 12, "Architects Building New Cities"
Skyscrapers, March, "Post-Modernism and the Rise of the Middle East," p. 108-109
Building, February, Issue 8, "The Middle East green building challenge"
Financial Times, February 27, "Walkable, Pleasant, Urbane, Hot"
Chicago Tribune, February 24, "Sweet New Start for Chicago Architect"
Chicago Public Radio, February 22, "Radio Interview"
Chicago Tribune, February 22, "'Green' Light for Chicago Design"
Enjeux Les Echos, January, "Adrian Smith; Paris-La Defense a Besoin d'une tour de 500 m de haut"
Metropolis, November 8, "Beyond the Spectacle"
The Chicago Tribune, November 7, "Developers embracing 'green' to gain an edge," p. 3
The Sunday Times, November 4, "City Salvation"
Chicago Sun-Times, October 12, "Tall order for tower," p. 57
Blueprint, October, "A New Practice with a Zero Energy Approach," p. 47
The Architect's Newspaper, September 5 "Imitation of Life"
Chicago Magazine, September, "Chicago Architecture in 2020", p. 94
GQ, September, "Green Giants," pp. 221-222
Chicago Tribune, August 19, "How to build today's supertalls"
Architectural Record, August 17, "The Skyscraper: Still Soaring"
UrbanLand, June, "Designing Sustainable Buildings"
Chicago Sun-Times, August 16, "Sears Tower hires green architects," Business briefs
UIC Alumni Magazine, July/August, "Unfinished Business", p. 14
The Big Project, Issue 7, "Viewpoint: Sustainability has deep roots", pp. 74-77
Chicago Magazine, "A New Order";Page 62, February 2007
Metropolis, "Parting Company"; Page 30; January 2007
GULF Life, May, "High, Higher, Highest," pp. 34-38, 40, 42
The Big Project, Issue 2, "King Abdullah Economic City: Saudi's single largest private sector investment", pp. 34-43
"Sustainable Architecture in Chicago: Works in Progress," Pearl River Tower installation. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, September 2006.
Sheridan Road Magazine, "Leaping Tall Buildings...In a Single Bound," p.42
Architectural Record, "SOM's Pearl River," Page 172, December 2006
I4design, "Green with Envy"; Page 67, Sept. 06
Wallpaper, August, "Peak Performance," p. 91
Chicago Sun-Times, 22 October, "Architect's Dream Project"
Metropolis Magazine, July, "Super Tall and Ultra-Green"
Architectural Record, June 15, "Not innovative? SOM'S Skyscraper Projects in China Tell a Different Story"
The Charlotte Observer, June, Pearl River
Focus, AIA Chicago, May, Pearl River Tower -- Guangzhou, China, p. 24
Architectural Record, April 27, "SOM aims to build a zero-energy office tower in Guangdong"