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Gordon Gill

Gordon Gill is one of the world’s preeminent exponents of performance-based architecture. His work, which ranges from the world’s largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance; and that there is a language of performance, which is the basis of his practice: Form Follows Performance.

A founding partner of award-winning Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Gordon’s work includes the design of the world’s first net zero-energy skyscraper, the Pearl River Tower (designed at SOM Chicago), the world’s first large-scale positive energy building, Masdar Headquarters, the world’s tallest tower, Kingdom Tower in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and most recently the design of Astana Expo 2017 and its sustainable legacy community for Astana, Kazakhstan. These landmark projects pursue energy independence by harnessing the power of natural forces on site and striking a balance with their environmental contexts. Gordon’s designs also include performing arts centers, museums, strategic carbon planning and urban master plans across the globe.

His work has been published and exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally and his designs have repeatedly been recognized by the American Institute of Architects. In 2009 he was selected as Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect by the Chicago Reader and in 2013 Gordon was elected to The College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects.

Prior to founding AS+GG in 2006, Gordon was an Associate Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and a Director of Design for VOA Associates. 


Master of Architecture, Harvard University, 1993
Master of Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington, 1990
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Ryerson University, 1987


Registered Architect in Illinois and Indiana
American Institute of Architects, Fellow (FAIA)
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
IIT International Center for Sustainable New Cities, Board of Advisors
School of the Art Institute Chicago, Adjunct Professor, 2007-2009
CTBUH Awards Jury
National Advisory Board for Green Community Schools (GCS)
Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council 2011-2012
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Board of Trustees

Major projects at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:

Renaissance District
New campus design of a former 92,903 sm Studebaker manufacturing facility, located in the Renaissance District of South Bend. Redevelopment will provide a platform for data and technology companies. South Bend, Indiana

Shakespeare Theater
Expansion and renovation of popular theater located on Navy Pier in downtown includes an adaptable, flexible auditorium built from modular towers. Chicago, Illinois

Burj 2020
Supertall commercial tower’s sustainability strategies include water use reduced by 51% and overall energy use reduced by 38% against baseline building design. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Confidential Mixed-Use Tower
Confidential, mixed-use tower will include a prominent retail tenant, hotel, residential and amenities. Hotel will include dramatic sky lobby; top floors of residences will feature stunning city and park views. New York, New York

Istanbul Cultural Center
Conceptual design for integrated group of cultural buildings including state-of-the-art opera house, concert hall, theatre, and cinema. Istanbul, Turkey

Goldenland Towers
Architectural and interior design for a 287,000 sm mixed-use project with an office and hotel tower and a service apartment tower connected by a 5-story podium with retail and parking. Suzhou, China

Master Planning and Architecture for 174 hectare international exposition site features exhibition and cultural pavilions (118,620 sm); a residential development (686,000 sm); service areas including shopping, socio-cultural, educational and civic facilities; and site-wide parks (72,000 sm). Astana, Kazakhstan

Waterfront Tower
356,000 sf office tower adjacent to Vancouver’s transit hub, features semi-private courtyard amenity space and open plaza with unobstructed waterfront views. Amenities include conference facilities and fitness rooms. Vancouver, British Columbia

160 Front Street
1,215,000 sf office tower in the heart of Toronto’s business district features a rooftop winter garden with 360-degree views of the city. Designed to meet LEED Platinum certification. Toronto, Ontario

Willow Creek Community Church
72, 000 sf community church, designed to use natural light and to bring the experience of the surrounding landscape indoors. The new building will feature a center auditorium space, which will act as an achor for the offices, classrooms, and café spaces, connected by a large circulation area. Glenview, Illinois

Burj Vista
Luxury two-tower residential complex with outdoor plaza, a theater and unobstructed views of Burj Khalifa. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

FKI Tower
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

Waldorf Astoria Beijing
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

Jeddah Tower
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

Greenland Tower Chengdu
468-meter, mixed-use tower features a conference center, offices, a hotel, executive residential apartments and conference center. Chengdu, China

Wuhan Greenland Center
119-story, 606 m tall, 300,000 sm mixed-use tower features office, apartments and hotel, with advanced MEP systems, Wuhan, China.

AS+GG Density Study
An internal research project which looked at the key sustainability aspects of building typologies ranging from suburban single family homes through 750 m supertall towers. To ensure comparability all community prototypes were designed in house for 2000 units with differing total building number, one supertall tower with 2000 units versus 2000 suburban homes. The study analyzed the prototypes in terms of land use, energy demand, transportation, and life cycle carbon emissions. Chicago, Illinois

Hilal Tower
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 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 MEP systems. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

K2 Apartments
Design of interior public spaces and four model apartments in 550 unit building. Stainless steel, glass, and stone are used in combination with soft textiles and warm woods to create a sophisticated, urban environment attractive to the building’s youthful residents. Chicago, Illinois

Tianfu New District Master Plan
Located 30 kilometers south of Chengdu, this new city plan consideres unique features such as existing valleys, ridges and slopes and reinterprets them as parks, plazas, pedestrian streets and retail corridors. Developed guidelines for buildings that range from 5-story buildings, up to signature towers of over 300 meters. Chengdu, China

Feinberg School of Medicine Competition
111,483 sm design for competition entry set within the urban context of the Streeterville Northwestern Campus. The layered massing approach builds upon this tradition, where form does follow function, expressing offices, labs, collaborative program elements and a solar spine as a series of differentiated layers or vertical blades of glass that give scale, texture and meaning to this landmark 21st Century high rise laboratory building. Chicago, Illinois

Hotel Atlantic
Architectural competition entry for world-class resort destination. Design for 35-story residential and 35-story hotel towers features a canopy veil that frames the buildings, extending off the towers by 10 meters on each side. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Crown Sydney Hotel
Architectural competition entry for hotel and residential towers designed to reach a 5-Star ranking within the GreenStar performance category. The design’s sustainable strategies include optimized orientation, self-shading balconies and a high-performance facade. Overall, the design has a 60% reduction in emissions compared to similar developments.

Solar EV Dock
Prototypical structure harvests solar energy and power electric/hybrid vehicles. Chicago, Illinois

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

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

Xixian Great City
A 1.4 square km development in China that represents a shift in the approach to providing high density housing and employment in suburban China. The city is designed around a number of key sustainability criteria focusing on a sustainable and healthy urban environment while at the same time being affordable. Xian, China

Great City Chengdu
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

Dancing Dragons
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

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

The Biophilic Tower
Mixed-use, self-sustaining, intelligent 700 m, 118-story tower. Includes office, apartment, hotel, retail and conference center podium. Suzhou, China

Steppenwolf Theater Campus Expansion
Architectural design for major Chicago theater company which includes renovations and additions to existing structure. Chicago, Illinois

505 Church Street
605-feet-tall, 38-story, 1.2 million-square-foot building at 505 Church Street. Designed to achieve a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Technologically advanced, high-performance commercial, hotel and conference space with the lowest possible energy costs and environmental impact. Nashville, Tennessee

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

Shenzhen Shangsha
A four tower complex in the Futian District that includes a 300 m mixed-use office/hotel tower, a 300 m office tower and two 200 m  towers featuring live-work “officetel” units. Shenzhen, China

Suzhou Creek Residences
High and low-rise waterside residences. Neighborhood includes landscaped areas, new waterway and roadway passages, public art and historically preserved buildings. Shanghai, China

OCT Shenzhen Development
Sustainable mixed-use corridor  features adaptive reuse of existing power plant, which will be the centerpiece for the new development. This readapted building will be a showcase for passive power production and sustainable practices including rainwater collection, wind and solar power generation and recycling as well as a central hub for a network or pedestrian and bicycle pathways. Shenzhen, China

National Museum of Health and Medicine
30,000 sf satellite museum located in the c. 1933 building at 175 W. Washington St.   The fully readapted three-story building will house the Chicago branch of the museum that features an innovative, interactive format.  Chicago, Illinois

Zhengzhou Integrated Transportation Hub
824,000 sm meter mixed use development. The proposal featured a pair of 300m tall office towers flanked by 150m apartment tower and 110m boutique hotel connected by a 4 story retail experience, Zhengzhou, China

Quad Cities Multi-Modal Station
New passenger rail service infrastructure including renovation of historical 65,000 sf six-story warehouse. Total GFA of up to approximately 165,000 sf. Moline, Illinois

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. Beijing, China

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

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

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

Incheon Airport Competition Entry
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

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

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

Imperial Tower
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

Kuala Lumpur International Financial District
2.2 million sm master plan for a mixed-use international financial center featuring a 500 m office/ hotel service apartment tower. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Willis Tower Greening Project + Hotel
Integration of sustainable systems to reduce energy consumption 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

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

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
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

Matrix Gateway
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

Crystal Center
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

Wings Museum
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

Masdar HQ Development
Positive Energy building in zero carbon, zero waste city.  Includes office, retail, transit circulation and landscaped green space. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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

Za’abeel 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

1 Dubai
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

Park Gate
Ensemble of six mid-rise office buildings linked with canopies, enclosing a central garden space. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Meraas Tower
Supertall mixed-use tower with faceted facade. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Bridge
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

Verde Residences
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

Verde Offices
32-story, 820,000 sf office tower featuring including verdant sky gardens and podium offices. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Mansion
Luxury residential tower with retail podium complex 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

Elphinstone Mills
60-story Class A office tower and retail podium in downtown Mumbai, designed to a LEED Platinum standard.  Mumbai, India

Jupiter Mills
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

Franklin Point
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

AS+GG Offices
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

Russia Tower
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

Silver Spring,
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

Parkway Plaza
500,000 sf speculative office building. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002

Block 37
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

Samsung Togok
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

Sun Plaza
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

Ravinia Festival
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

Radisson Hotels
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

Sunwing Resort
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


Lecture: "New Eyes," Vinyl Institute Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, November 4

Lecture: Living Legend Q&A: Gordon Gill, BD+C's Under 40 Leadership Summit,  DIRT Showroom, Chicago, Illinois, October 14

Exhibit: “Ten Tops,” Skyscraper Museum Exhibition, March - September, 2015

Lecture: “The Beauty of Utility,” Oskar von Miller Forum, Munich, Germany, April 16

Lecture: “The Beauty of Utility,” Keynote Address, AIA Wisconsin Convention, Madison, Wisconsin, April 22


Exhibition: "The City and The World," UCTEA Chamber of Architects Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, November 10-25

Keynote: "The Beauty of Utility," Association of Licensed Architects, 16th Annual Midwest Architecture Conference, Oakbrook, Illinois, September 30

Keynote, "The Beauty of Utility: Sustainable Design Lessons Learned from Tall Building Design," Building Chicago|Greening the Heartland, Chicago, Illinois, September 29

Panel: "Building with Big Data: Architects, Planners, and Citizens Shape the 21st Century City," AIA National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, June 28

Exhibition: “Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014,” Kingdom Tower, Masdar Heaquarters, Great City Chengdu, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, June 7-November 23

Panel: "Divergent Missions, Convergent Strategies: Breaking through silos to create smart, sustainable, and healthy communities," Green Town Chicago Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 22

Keynote: "What will a facade do?" Facades+ Performance, New York, New York, April 24

Lecture: "XL," Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014, San Francisco, California, March 10 


Lecture: “From Chicago to the World: A Review of Chicago’s Architectural History and the Lessons for Global Projects of Tomorrow,” ULI Fall Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 7

Lecture: “The Language of Performance,” TEDx Jamaica, October 12

Lecture: “Building for the Future: Environmental, Economic & Social Sustainability,” CREW Network Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas

Panel: The Tall Building Design Review Panel, Toronto, June 14

Panel: The Innovation Metropolis Conference, “Metropolitan Innovations / Systems and Strategies 2: Environmental and Building Technologies in Chicago, Helsinki, and São Paulo,” Washington, DC, March 25

Keynote: Cognizance 2013, “Global Practices: Architecture and Urbanism,” Roorkee, India, March 24

Lecture: Moving Design, “Call to Action,” Chicago, Illinois, February 28


Panel: The Tall Building Design Review, Toronto, June 14

Lecture: “Metropolitan Innovations / Systems and Strategies 2: Environmental and Building Technologies in Chicago, Helsinki, and São Paulo,” The Innovation Metropolis Conference, Washington, DC, March 24

Lecture: “Global Practices: Architecture and Urbanism,” Cognizance 2013, Roorkee, India, March 24

Lecture: “Call to Action,” Moving Design, Chicago, Illinois, February 28


Lecture: "Current Works: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture," Archina, Shanghai, China, September 18

Lecture: "Design + Location: The Sustainable Connection," AIA National Convention, Washington, DC, May 18

Lecture: "Language of Performance," Gravity Free 2012: Outlaws and Icons, Chicago, Illinois, May 1

Lecture: "Form Follows Performance," Break the Box Lecture Series, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois, April 20

Lecture: "National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago," Chicago Architecture Foundation, Lunch Talk, March 21

Lecture: "Toward Zero Carbon: The Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan and Other Sustainable Initiatives," Northwestern Climate Change Symposium, Evanston, Illinois, March 8


Lecture: “Supertall and Super Sustainable,” TEDx Midwest Kids, October 15

Lecture: “Form Follows Performance: A Design Charette,” Chicago Ideas Week Lab, October 11

Lecture: “The Language of Performance,” Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago History Museum, October 10

Lecture: “Power: Present Predicaments in Architecture and Urban Planning,” Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, October 7

Lecture: “Sustainable Cities,” Grand Paris, Paris, France, September 27

Keynote Address: Architecture & Urbanism in China 2011 Fall Practice Symposium, Judson University, September 8

Lecture: ”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

Lecture: "Toward the Zero-Carbon City,"  Northwestern University, April 14

Lecture: "High Performance Architecture," University of Hawaii School of Architecture, February 18

Lecture: "Building Cities," Virginia Tech University College of Architecture and Urban Studies, February 1

Lecture: "Toward the Zero Energy City," Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, January 24


Urban Leaders Summit, CEOs for Cities, November 9

Lecture: "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

Lecture: "Transforming Systems," Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 12

Lecture: "Green Giants, AIA New York, Earth Day Panel, April 22, 2010

Mayors' Institute on City Design, American Architectural Foundation, April 13

Lecture: "Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan," Chicago Architecture Foundation, Lunchtime Lecture Series, April 12

Lecture: "Form Facilitates Performance: Facade Design and Sustainability," Facade Design and Engineering Conference, Dubai, March 23


Lecture: "Radical Pragmatisim," Ontario Association of Architects, Toronto, December 2

Green Retrofitting Conference, McGraw-Hill, November 17

Lecture: "Willis Tower Greening Project," with US Equities, Greenbuild Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, November 12

Lecture: "Masdar Headquarters," Louvre Lecture Series, Paris, November 9

Lecture: Advanced Management Program, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, October 30

Lecture: "Future Trends and Challenges in Global Architecture," Agoria Infrastructure Club, Brussels, Belgium, June 24

Panel: World Wide Workplace Web (W4) Conference, Chicago, June 12

Panel: Innovation Summitt, Spertus Institute, Chicago, May 21

Lecture: "Zero-Energy High-Rise Buildings," Chicago Building Conference, Febuary 18

Lecture: "Managing a Zero-Energy Building," World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, January 21


Lecture: "Daniel Burnham's and Edward Bennett's Plan of Chicago and Grant Park: 100 Years Later," Burnham Symposium, November 19

Lecture: "Trends in Global Architecture" University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois, November

Lecture: "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

Lecture: "Climate Change, Urgent" MIT Department of Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September


Lecture: IIT International Center for Sustainable New Cities, Board of Advisors

Lecture: "Designing for Zero Energy" GovEnergy, New Orleans, Louisiana, August

Lecture: "Pearl River Tower: Designing a Zero Energy Building" AIA Convention, San Antonio, Texas, May

Lecture: "Net Zero Energy Case Studies" Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, March


Toronto-Chicago Design Charrette Jury, University of Illinois, November

Lecture: "Case Study: Pearl River Tower" Closing Presentation, Architectural Record Innovation Conference, New York, New York, October

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, September

Lecture: "Next Generation Buildings" Energy 2006, Chicago, Illinois, August

Lecture: "Facedism: What are the advances in skins for buildings" Energy 2006, Chicago, Illinois, August

Lecture: "The Sky's the Limit" Chicago Building Congress, March 15


Re-Thinking the Future, Sustainability Award, First Award, Mixed-Use, Wuhan Greenland Center
Re-Thinking the Future, Sustainability Award, First Award, Commercial, FKI Tower
AIA Chicago, Divine Detail Award, FKI Tower BIPV
AIA Chicago, Regional and Urban Design Awards, Citation of Merit, Positioning Pullman
AIA Tap/CCA Innovation Awards, Stellar Design, Astana Expo City
LEAF Awards, Hospitality Building of the Year, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Prize for Architecture: Louis H. Sullivan Award, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
AIA Illinois, 2016 Daniel Burnham Award, Positioning Pullman
APA-IL Chapter Awards, Strategic Plan, Positioning Pullman
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, FKI Tower
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Istanbul Cultural Center
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Golden Horn Shipyard
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Greenland Tower Chengdu
AIA Illinois, 2016 Daniel Burnham Award, Positioning Pullman
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Urban Planning, Pullman National Monument Redevelopment Plan
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Urban Planning, Astana Expo City 2017
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Urban Planning, Lincoln Park Sustainability Roadmap
Architizer A+ Awards, Plus Categories, Details: Architecture +Metal, Finalist, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Architizer A+ Awards, Typology Categories, Cultural: Unbuilt Cultural, Special Mention, Istanbul Cultural Center
Architectural Review, MIPIM Future Project Award, Cultural Regeneration, Commendation, Istanbul Cultural Center
Architectural Review, MIPIM Future Project Award, Tall Buildings, Commendation, Biophilic Tower


WAN Future Projects, Civic Award, Winner, Istanbul Cultural Center
WAN Future Projects, Urban Design Award, Shortlist, Golden Horn Shipyard
Re-thinking The Future 2015 Award, Urban Design Concept, First Award, Great City Chengdu
Re-thinking The Future 2015 Award, Urban Design Concept, Second Award, Astana Expo City
Chicago AIA, Distinguished Building Award, Citation of Merit, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
IIDA Red Awards, Product Design, Winner, Fracture Dining Table
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Hotel Atlantic
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Architecture, FKI Tower
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Architecture, Kellogg School of Management Competition Design
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Architecture, Dancing Dragons
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Urban Planning, Tianfu New District Master Plan
Architect Magazine, Design 50, Ranked #1 Overall, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
HD Awards, Winner, Hotel Luxury/Upscale, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Civic Trust Awards, Civic Trust Award, FKI Tower
Civic Trust Awards, Civic Trust Award, Waldorf Astoria Beijing


Korean Architecture Award, Excellence Award, FKI Tower
Korea Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy, Korea Green Building Award, FKI Tower
Re-Thinking the Future, Sustainability Award, Honorable Mention, FKI Tower
WAN Urban Design Award, Future Projects, Finalist, Xixian Great City Master Plan
Middle East AIA, Non-Built Category, Merit Award, Kingdom Tower
Chicago AIA, Distinguished Building Award, Citation of Merit, FKI Tower
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Dancing Dragons
CTBUH, Best Tall Building Asia and Australasia, Finalist, Federation of Korean Industries
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture, Xixian Great City Master Plan
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture, Great City Chengdu Master Plan
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Architecture, Solar Dock
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Research /Technology, the Density Study: A Carbon Analysis of Residential Typologies
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Architecture, Pearl River Tower (while Associate Partner at SOM)
OPP, Making a Difference in Asia Award, Firm Award, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
American Institute of Steel Construction, IDEAS2 Awards, Excellence in Steel-Frame Building, Solar Canopy
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, Winner, Best Project $150 million and over, Federation of Korean Industries
IIDA RED Award, Furniture Design, GG Table
Architizer A+ Award, Office Building High Rise, Finalist, Federation of Korean Industries
Architizer A+ Award, Unbuilt Category, Architecture + Technology, Finalist, Chengdu Greenland Tower
Architizer A+ Award, Office Building High Rise, Finalist, Pearl River Tower (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Commercial High-Rise Architecture, China International Property Awards, Pearl River Tower (while Associate Partner at SOM)


The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Dancing Dragons
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Xixian Great City
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, The Biophilic Tower
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, The Wave Tower
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Great City Master Plan (Tianfu Ecological City)
Illinois AIA, Daniel Burnham Honor Award, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan


Chicago AIA, Design Excellence, SustainABILITY Award, Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, KAPSARC
Ace Mentor Program, Green Visionary Award, Firm Award
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Burj Khalifa Gatehouses
The Chicago Athenaeum, 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
American Architecture Award, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Award
Chicago AIA, Unbuilt Design, Honor Award, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
Chicago AIA, Unbuilt Design, Citation of Merit, Dubai Bridge
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Gold Cross Sky Ring


Chicago AIA, Design Excellence, Unbuilt Catagory, Matrix Gateway Complex
WAN Awards, Urban Design, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
International Property Awards, Arabian Property Award for Architecture, Middle East Region, Masdar Headquarters
Architect Magazine, R+D Award for Sustainability, Chicago DeCarbonization Plan
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Vancouver Residential Complex
Architect Magazine, P/A Award, Matrix Gateway Complex
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Pearl River Tower (while Associate Partner at SOM)


The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Matrix Gateway Complex
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Matrix Gateway Complex
National AIA, Honor Award, Regional and Urban Design, Southworks Master Plan (while Associate Partner at SOM)
The Chicago Reader, Chicago’s Best Emerging Architect


Construction Week Awards, Sustainable Design Award, Masdar Headquarters
Cityscape Architectural Awards, Environmental Award, Masdar Headquarters
Middle East Architect Awards, Green Project of the Year, Masdar Headquarters
International Property Awards, Arabian Property Award for Architecture, Middle East Region, Verde Residences
International Property Awards, Arabian Property Middle East Award, Best Green Development, Verde Residences and Verde Offices
The American Institute 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)


Chicago AIA, Sustainable Design Award, Citation of Merit, Southworks Master Plan
Chicago AIA, 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, Winner,  Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Business 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 (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Chicago AIA, Distinguished Building Award, Compensar Family Entertainment Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)


Virginia Beach Planning Commission, Honor Award, Exceptional Public Facility, Virginia Beach Convention Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)


Orlando AIA, Design Excellence Award, Architecture
Steel Pencil Design Award


Orlando AIA, Honor Award, Curitiba International Trade Center 


Inventions, January, “Seit wann kratzen Hochhäuser an den Wolken?” pp. 36-37
Architect’s Newspaper, January 4, “AIA Chicago outlines Pullman’s future as a national monument”
Azernews, January 13, “Green building to rise over Baku”
Architect Magazine, January 14, “Worldwide Total of Supertall Buildings Reaches 100”
Chicago Tribune, January 15, “Cities defined by more than tall buildings”
The Wall Street Journal, February 3, “Jeddah Aiming for Towering Height,” pp. C1; C8
Building Design + Construction, February 18, “How to make a ‘pure’ glass sphere,” pp. 42-44
Architect and Cultural, March, “FKI Tower,” pp. 100-109
Newton, March, “Kingdom Tower (Chinese),” pp. 31-37
Chicago Sun-Times, March 2, “Shakespeare Theater announces $35 million expansion on Navy Pier”
Chicago Tribune, March 2, “New Chicago Shakespeare stage will transform Navy Pier”
TimeOut Chicago, March 2, “Chicago Shakespeare announces Navy Pier expansion”
Daily Herald, March 3, “Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces expansion plans”
Building Design + Construction, March 16, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design”
Boston Globe, April 4, “New Downtown Crossing skyscraper to rival Millennium Tower”
World Architecture News, April 6, “Wuhan’s supertall tower heads for the top”
Engineering News-Record, April 13, ” Proposal Made for 683-ft Downtown Boston Tower”
Curbed, April 13, “A More Detailed Look at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Expansion”
World Architecture News, April 14, “Gordon Gill to design new Chicago theatre”
Boston Herald, April 30, “Tower to house all its affordable units on-site”
Design Diffusion, May, “Playing with Angles,” pp. 104-107
Arq, May 3, “Una audacia sustentable,” pp. 18-25
Architect’s Newspaper, May 9, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture design 72,000-square-foot Church in Glenview, Illinois”
Newcity, May 17, “Pullman’s Past, Present, and Future”
Structure Magazine, June, “Rising to the clouds with confidence,” pp. 37-40
Gizmag, June 22, “Six-hundred meter tall aerodynamic eco-tower being built in China”


Building Design + Construction, December 8, “Saudi Arabia secures funding for world’s first kilometer-tall skyscraper: Jeddah Tower”
The Telegraph, December 6, “Onwards and upwards for the skyscraper”
Chicago Tribune, December 2, “Saudi Arabia plans to build the world’s tallest skyscraper”
Architect Magazine, December 1, “How to Heat and Cool a Supertall”
The Huffington Post, November 30, “Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower Will Be The World’s Tallest Building”
The Telegraph, November 30, “Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower a step closer to becoming world’s tallest building”
Engineering News-Record, November 11, “Jeddah Tower’s ‘Climb’ to One Kilometer Picks Up Speed”
Manderin Quarterly, Winter, “Net-Zero Energy Buildings”
Architect Magazine, September 11, “Architect 50: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill takes top honors”
Khaleej Times, September 10, “Architects of Dubai’s Burj 2020 swear by sustainability”
The Gulf Today, September 9, “World’s leading real estate players converge on Dubai,” p. 5
Design MENA, September 8, “Burj 2020 by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill will be ‘Diamond of Dubai’”
The National, September 8, “Burj 2020: Architectural duo set their sights on Dubai”
Popular Science, August 3, “Where does the glass for the new supertall skyscapers come from?”
Nonstop Gulfstream, Summer, “The Sky is not the limit”
The Guardian, July 22, “Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower: how much higher can skyscrapers go?”
Time, July 20, “When it comes to new ultra-tall towers, the sky is the limit”
Construction Week, June 16, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to design Burj 2020”
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, June, “The Environmental Impact of Tall vs. Small: A Comparative Study”
Tengri News, April 7, “Nazarbayev tours EXPO-2017 construction site,”
Visual, March 29, “City of the Future: Great City by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture”
Architect Magazine, March 31, “Up and Running: Words of Advice for Young Firms”
Bblcothbif, January, “Хрустальный кристалл Чэнду,”  New York Magazine, March 24, “The Rise of the Mile-High Building”


CTBUH Journal, Issue II, “High Performance Design Shapes Sustainable Supertall Building,” pp. 12-17
Aura, Volume Two, “Reach for the Sky,” pp. 48-52
Four, Summer, “Kingdom Tower, Jeddah,” p. 16
International New Landscape, May-June, “Chicago DeCarbonization Plan,” pp. 38-43
cci Zeitung, May 23, “Wie kommt Flussigbeton 700 m hoch?” p. 4
Southeast Asia Building, March-April, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture wins international design competition for Expo-2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan,” p. 22
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, March 24, “Shedding the Vortex,” pp. 92-95
Kohkoku, March, “Higher than Higher,” p. 138
Architectural Record, March, “Big Bigger Biggest,” pp. 114-115
Architectural Record, March, “Towering Ambition,” pp. 94-101
MW, March, “The World’s Best Architects,” pp. 153-154
Mandarin Quarterly, Winter, “Sustainable Architecture,” pp. 34-35
Chicago Tribune, February 23-27, “The Global City: Designed in Chicago, Made in China”
The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the Urban Habitat, January, “Dancing Dragons,” pp. 188-191
Architect, January, “Architecture and the 3rd Industrial Revolution,” pp. 100-103
Tall and Supertall Buildings: Planning and Design, January, “Kingdom Tower,” p. 189
HOPSCA III, January, “Wuhan Greenland Center,” 188-197


Green Buildings, December, “Expo-2017,” pp. 16-21
B1 Magazine, October,  “Expo 2017 Pavilion,” pp. 38-39
ArchOne, February 11, “Alumnus who designed world’s tallest building to receive honoary doctorate degree”
Popular Science, February 15, “Rise of Supertall“
Daily Telegraph, February 15, “World’s best architects vie to make their mark on Sydney”
U Magazine, February, “Never Ends”
U Magazine, February, “Never Ends”
Southeast Asia Building, January/February, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture wins competition to design Qintai Center, new corporate headquarter in Wuhan, China”PM Network, January, “Closing Credits”
World Architecture News, January 7, “A slice of life in Chengdu”
Perspectives, January, “A Solution for All”
Evolo Magazine Asian Edition, January, “Chengdu Tianfu  District Great City”


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", 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", 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"