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Robert Forest

Robert Forest has extensive knowledge and experience with the execution of projects on an international scale. Bob's expertise in both project management and technical architecture contribute to his comprehensive understanding of both the built environment and the practice of architecture.

A recognized authority on the economics of sustainable design, Bob has combined his knowledge of local and international policies, funding sources and varied economic models to develop a system of best practices for the management of high-performance projects. He has lectured and published his work on a national scale.

Bob is dedicated to the advancement of the management discipline within an architectural context. After over a decade spent practicing abroad Bob has developed a unique understanding of architectural practices across the globe and has utilized this knowledge in the management of numerous large-scale, complex projects. He works diligently alongside design teams from all disciplines throughout each project, ensuring that designs are executed with a careful understanding of each client's goals and vision.

Prior to co-founding Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in 2006, Bob was an Associate Partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and had previously worked at design firms in Toronto, Hong Kong and Osaka, Japan.

Prior to beginning his architectural career, Bob played professional football for the Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Machine. He utilizes the leadership skills and understanding of team dynamics gained from this experience today in a professional capacity.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Dean's List, 1994

Affiliations

Registered Architect in Illinois, New York, Nevada and Pennsylvania
Registered Architect in Ontario, Canada
Registered Architect in the United Kingdom
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
LEED Accredited Professional
American Institute of Architects, Fellow (FAIA)
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Edgewater Community Council Board Member, 2005-2007
U.S. Green Building Council, Member (USGBC)
Chicago AIA Large Firm Roundtable, Co-Chair

Major projects at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:

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

Central Park 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

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

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

Expo-2017
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

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

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

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

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

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

Ahlamana
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

Yintai
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

Eco-Bridge
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 while 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

Burj Khalifa
Technical architect for supertall mixed use tower comprising residential, commercial, hotel, and retail spaces. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2009

Trump International Hotel and Tower
Chicago Architectural design and structural engineering for 2.4 million sf, 94-story mixed use tower comprised of luxury residential, hotel, health club, retail, parking and riverfront park on prominent site along the Chicago River. Chicago, Illinois, 2009

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

Shanghai North Bund
Design of two towers (totalling 400,000 sm) including hotel, office and retail on Huangpu River. Shanghai, China

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza
150,000 sm mixed-use complex, including hotel, office and retail. Greenland Plaza, China

Nanjing Greenland Financial Center
Architectural design and engineering for 3.5 million sf mixed use super tall building including office, hotel service apartments and commercial functions. Nanjing, China, 2007

Zhongshan 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. Zhongshan, China

ChemSunny Plaza
Architecture design services for the new 1.8 million sf Chemsunny Plaza, corporate headquarters for Sinochem. Beijing, China, 2006

Suzhou International Expo Center
Architectural design and engineering for a 2.8 million sf convention center and exhibition facility. Suzhou, China, 2006

Canary Wharf DS3
Architectural design services for 600,000 sf corporate office building. London, United Kingdom, 2003

444 North Michigan Avenue
New entrance lobby and lighting scheme to rebrand Michiigan Avenue office building as modern icon of Magnificent Mile. Chicago, Illinois, 2005

Jubilee Park Pavilion
Entry pavilion for Jubilee Park underground retail shopping. London, United Kingdom, 2004

Canary Wharf HQ1
Architectural design services for Morgan Stanley European Headquarters. London, United Kingdom, 2004

Z3 Tower
Architectural design for 550 meter supertall tower in Pudong district to complete original Pudong-Shanghai Masterplan. Shanghai, China, 2006

Shanghai World Expo Center 2010
Competition entry for Exposition Center and Government Facility for Shanghai 2010 Expo. Shanghai, China, 2006

Shanghai Union Pay Master Plan
Master plan and architectural guidelines for China unionpay's corporate campus ncluding office, hotel, convention facilities. Shanghai, China, 2004

Suzhou Nanmen Lumaster Plan
Master plan for one of the main districts and streets of Suzhou including infrastructure components. Suzhou, China, 2005

Ningbo Master Plan
Master plan and architectural design of approxiamately 300,000sm of office, residential development for the Ningbo planning authority. Ningbo, China, 2005

2017

Lecture: "Design & PerFORMance," Azieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, February 6

2016

Lecture: “AS+GG at 10, ”Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago, Illinois, October 4

2015

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

Lecture: "Toward Zero Carbon: BIM and Sustainable Design," College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, April 27

Lecture: "Large Firm Practice Principles: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture," Illinois Institute of Technology, Architecture 413 Class, March 10

2014

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

Lecture: "The Large Firm and Professional Practice: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture," Illinois Institute of Technology, Architecture 413 Class, October 14

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

2013

Workshop: “Evolution of Sustainability & Lighting Design,” with OVI, World Architecture Day, New York, New York, October 8

Lecture: “Designing Sustainable Cities of the Future,” The Green Expo – XXI Congreso Internacional Ambiental, Mexico City, Mexico, September 

Roundtable: “AS+GG’s Sustainable Vision,” UN Global Compact, CEO Roundtable, New York City, New York, September

Lecture: “The Need for Sustainable High-Density Developments: Great City Chengdu,” Seoul, Korea, 2nd Annual Vertical Cities Conference, March 6

2012

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

Keynote: "AS+GG Design Process: Toward 0 Carbon," AB CISC Steel Workshop, Calgary, Canada, April 3

Lecture: "Chengdu Vertical City," Vertical Cities, InterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong, March 6

2011

Panel: "AS+GG Works," Beazley Expert Retreat, International Projects, September 14

Lecture: "The Future of Sustainable Building Design," Marsh Canada, St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 8

2010

Lecture: "DeCarbonization of Central Cities," Innovation 2010, New York, New York

2009

Lecture: "Willis Tower." CTBUH Korea, Seoul, Korea, November 30

2008

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

New York Architectural Innovation Conference, New York, New York, October 

2007

Lecture: "Visions of Zero Energy Design," AIA Future of Professional Practice, Washington DC, December 

Lecture: "Starting a Design Firm," AIA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, May 

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

2005

Lecture: "Project Management + The Nanjing Greenland Financial Center," University of Illinois School of Architecture, Chicago, Illinois

Lecture: "Professional practice within a global context." China Ministry of Construction Advisory Committee, Chicago, Illinois

2017

The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Awards, Yangtze Tower
ASLA Award, Analysis and Planning, Honor Award, Positioning Pullman
The American Architecture Prize, Firm of the Year, Mulit-Disciplinary Architecture, Shortlist, AS+GG
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Awards, Willow Creek North Shore
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Awards, Confidential Residential Development
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Urban Planning, Wuhan Bridgehead CBD
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Green Architecture, Wuhan Greenland Center

2016

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

2015

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
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
HD Awards, Winner, Hotel Luxury/Upscale, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Architect Magazine, Design 50, Ranked #1 Overall, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Civic Trust Awards, Civic Trust Award, FKI Tower
Civic Trust Awards, Civic Trust Award, Waldorf Astoria Beijing

2014

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
Middle East AIA, Regional Design Award: Architecture, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Middle East AIA, Regional Design Award: Interior Architecture, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
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 Awards, Furniture Design, GG Table
Architizer A+ Award, Office Building High Rise, Finalist, Federation of Korean Industries
Architizer A+ Award, Unbuilt Category, Architecture + Technology, Finalist, Greenland Tower Chengdu
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)

2013

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

2012

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

2011

Times Properties Journal,  Best Office Building in China, Third Place, Nanjing Greenland International Commercial Center (while Associate Partner at SOM)
National AIA Honor Award, Regional and Urban Design, Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan
MEED Quality Awards, 2011 Project of the Year, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
MEED Quality Awards, GCC Technical Building Project of the Year, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
National AIA, Honor Award, Regional and Urban Design, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
MEED Quality Awards, 2011 Project of the Year, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
MEED Quality Awards, GCC Technical Building Project of the Year, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Award
Chicago AIA, Distinguished Building Award, Citation of Merit, Burj Khalifa (While Associate Partner at SOM)
Chicago AIA, Interior Architecture Award, Citation of Merit, Public Areas at the Residences of Burj Khalifa (While Associate Partner at SOM)
Chicago AIA, Special Recognition Award, Burj Khalifa Level 153 (While Associate Partner at SOM)
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

2010

The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Awards, Distinguished Building Award, Trump International Hotel & Tower (while Associate Partner at SOM)
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Awards, Distinguished Building Award, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Chicago AIA, Design Excellence, Unbuilt Catagory, Matrix Gateway Complex
CTBUH, Global Icon Award, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
CTBUH, Best Tall Building in Middle East and Africa, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)
WAN Awards, Urban Design, Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
International Property Awards, Arabian Property Award for Architecture, Mideast 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
Cityscape Awards, Best Mixed-Use Project in Mideast, Burj Khalifa (while Associate Partner at SOM)

2009

The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Matrix Gateway Complex
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Matrix Gateway Complex
Maktoob Business, Best Building in the Mideast, Burj Dubai (while Associate Partner at SOM)
Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, Illinois (while Associate Partner at SOM)

2008

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

2017

CLADGlobal, January, “Green Developments: Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill”
South Bend Tribune, January 6, “Chicago architect preps Studebaker building for 21st-century tech economy”
The Architect's Newspaper, February 14, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill will transform former Studebaker factory in South Bend, Indiana into tech hub”
Curbed, February 21, “10 tallest buildings under construction or in development around the world”
Architectural Record, March, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Massive Astana Expo City Nears Completion”
The National, April 3, “Huge dome planned for Dubai’s Expo 2020 site”
Emirates 24/7, April 3, “Expo 2020 Dubai unveils new design space with Al Wasl Plaza”
Construction Week, April 4, “Design of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Al Wasl Plaza revealed”
Forbes Middle East, April 5, “A New Breathtaking Hall Is In The Making For Expo 2020 Dubai”
Gulf News, April 17, “Al Wasl Plaza at Expo 2020 site to offer a variety of experiences”
Departures Magazine, April 20, “Expo 2017: Astana Unveiled”

2016

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”
Building Design + Construction, February, “How to make a ‘pure’ glass sphere,” pp. 43-44
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”
Arq, March 5, “Ciudad Verde Y Futurista,” pp. 18-25
Building Design + Construction, March 24, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design”
Tall Buildings Russia, April, “AXMAT TAY3P” pp. 36-45
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”
Curbed, April 12, “Supertalls and Sustainable Skyscrapers: Architect Adrian Smith on the Mile-High Building”
Curbed, April 13, “A More Detailed Look at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Expansion”
Engineering News-Record, April 13, “Proposal Made for 683-ft Downtown Boston Tower”
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
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
Chicago Magazine, June, “The man with his head in the clouds,” pp. 97-99; 144
SkyriseCities, June 17, “Tackling ‘Humankind’s Greatest Challenge’ at Expo 2017”
Gizmag, June 22, “Six-hundred meter tall aerodynamic eco-tower being built in China”
Time Magazine, July, “Big Idea: Buildings that power themselves”
Civil Engineering Magazine, July 19, “Iconic Glass Globe Anchors Expo Community”
Engineering News-Record, July 19, “Kazakhstan Seeks Attention With Multi-Billion-Dollar Expo Build”
Southeast Asia Building, September-October, “Astana Expo City 2017, designed by AS+GG, is now under construction”
Civil Engineering Surveyor, September “Learnings from the Jeddah Tower,” pp. 22-23
Miami Herald, October 13, “Doronin names architect for second Miami project”
Business Inside, October 18, “A multi-billion-dollar futuristic city will host the 2017 World’s Expo”
Concrete International, November, “Engineering Jeddah Tower,” 23-29
Civil Engineering, November, “Church Building Design Features Sweeping Curves and Connection to Nature,” 24-27
World Architecture News, November 7, “Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China: A towering achievement”
Chicago Tribune, November 28, “World renowned architect designs North Shore church”
Building Design + Construction, December 29, ‘Pure Sphere’ for Kazakhstan World’s Fair nearing completion”

2015

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

2014

CTBUH Journal, Issue II, “High Performance Design Shapes Sustainable Supertall Building,” pp. 12-17
Aura, Volume Two, “Reach for the Sky,” pp. 48-52
HOPSCA III, January, “Wuhan Greenland Center,” 188-197
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
Mandarin Quarterly, Winter, “Sustainable Architecture,” pp. 34-35
Chicago Tribune, February 23-27, “The Global City: Designed in Chicago, Made in China”
Kohkoku, March, “Higher than Higher,” p. 138
Architectural Record, March, “Big Bigger Biggest,” pp. 114-115
MW, March, “The World’s Best Architects,” pp. 153-154
Architectural Record, March, “Towering Ambition,” pp. 94-101
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, March 24, “Shedding the Vortex,” pp. 92-95
Southeast Asia Building, March-April, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture wins international design competition for Expo-2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan,” p. 22
Chicago Architect, May-June, “Seven AIA Chicago Members Elevated to the College of Fellows,” p. 16
cci Zeitung, May 23, “Wie kommt Flussigbeton 700 m hoch?” p. 4
International New Landscape, May-June, “Chicago DeCarbonization Plan,” pp. 38-43
Four, Summer, “Kingdom Tower, Jeddah,” p. 16
Mandarin Quarterly, Summer, “Trump Soars in Chicago,” pp. 36-37

2013

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”
Southeast Asia Building, January/February, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture wins competition to design Qintai Center, new corporate headquarter in Wuhan, China”
U Magazine, February, “Never Ends”
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”
B1 Magazine, October,  “Expo 2017 Pavilion,” pp. 38-39
Green Buildings, December, “Expo-2017,” pp. 16-21

2012

The Chicago Tribune, January 4, “The Burj Khalifa two years later”
The Epoch Times, January 31, “China’s Risky Skyscraper Extravaganza”
RIBA Journal, February, “United Arab Emirates: Burj Khalifa, SOM”
Mein Eigen Heim, February, “Hallo Zuknft”
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”
The Construction Index, February 28, “Challenger emerges for China’s tallest tower record”
China Daily, February 28, “Bigger is better, developer decides midway”
Nox, Winter-Spring, “Dualidad Geometrica”
Chicago Sun-Times, March 14, “Development buzz at Reese site”
Building Capacity, May, “A Taste of Living Future 2012”
World Architecture News, May 11, “Enter the Dragons: Architects  unveil twin Korean towers with lizard-like ‘scales’ of glass that let the buildings ‘breathe’”
Green Architecture Now 2, June, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture: Head Offices of the Federation of Korean Industries
B1, June, “Dancing Dragons Towers”
Crain’s Chicago Business, June 28, “High-rise, low-carb buildings offer new ideas for sustainable skyscrapers”
Architectural Update, July 18, “Vantone Center, Tianjin AS+GG”
Southeast Asia Building, July/August, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture designs Dancing Dragons, a two-tower complex for Seoul’s Yongsan International Business District”
Building Design + Construction, August, “Mixed-Use Towers in Seoul Awake the Dancing Dragons”
IDT, August, “Wuhan Greenland Center”
Beyond Magazine, August, “Dragon Dancing Twin Towers”
idesign travel, August, “Wuhan Greenland Center,” pp. 59-65
Architect Magazine, August 22, “Dancing Dragons”
Civil Engineering, September, “Ancient Architecture Inspires Contemporary Tower Complex”
Northwest Tourism, September, “Dimensional Life - Delicate Space,” pp. 27-33
MADE, September, “Yongsan International Business District: Dancing Dragons”
Architect Magazine, September 21, “The Architect 50”
Wall Street Journal, September 22, “Designing Towers to Catch the Sky”
Zenith Business Report, September-October, “Starship to Riyadh,” pp. 10-12
Chicago Architect, September-October, “Built to Scale”
Concept Magazine, Special Issue 2012, “Yongsan International Business District: Dancing Dragons”
Ideat, October, “Special Architecture: Kingdom Tower”
World Architecture News, October 3, “AS+GG strikes the right note”
New York Magazine, October 15, “9 Experiments in Large: Jeddah, World’s Tallest Building”
Arab Construction World, November, “The Kingdom Tower: Middle East’s New Landmark”
Surface Asia, November, “Seoul Searching: the Dancing Dragons in YIBD”
Design Boom, November 6, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill: Qintai International Tower, Wuhan”
Crain’s Chicago Business, November 16, “Overseas planning gigs: A closer look”
Areas Globales, November 27, “Reduccion de las emisiones de carbono en el area central de Chicago”
Chicago Architect, November/December, ‘2012 SustainABILITY Awards: Citation of Merit, Chicago Loop Decarbonization Plan”
Net Zero Energy, December, “A Guide for Commercial Architecture”
Beyond Magazine, December 18, “Efficient Streamlined Design”
Beyond Magazine, December 26, Tianfu Ecological City,  “A Shining Example of the Urban Future;”  Qintai International Center, “Form Follows Performance: Qintai Center”

2011

Chicago Tribune: Cityscapes, January 7, “Smith + Gill win national honors in urban design”
Architect’s Newspaper, January 17, “Smart Grid City”
Crain’s Chicago Business, March 7, “Crain’s 2011 Coolest Chicago Offices: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture”
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”
Identity, August, “High Life”
Civil Engineering, August, “Wuhan Greenland Center”
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”
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”
NPR, August 8, “World’s tallest building to be built in Saudi Arabia”
The Gulf Today, August 11, “A Bird? A Plan? It’s Kingdom Tower!”
The Sun, August 12, “King of towers hits the heights”
New York Magazine, August 14, “Higher”
Metropolis, August 16, “Move Over, Burj Khalifa”
Bloomberg, August 30, “Kingdom Tower architect grapples the wind at 3,000 ft”
Perspective, September, “Higher up in the wind”
Los Angeles Times, September 4, “Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11”
Wall Street Journal, September 8, “The skyscraper as a pillar of confidence”
Chicago Tribune, September 9, “Trump’s tower a symbol of a post-attack revival”
Chicago Architect, “People + Places: Kingdom Tower”
DFUN Magazine, September, “World of Great Towers: Kingdom Tower”
B1, September, “Kingdom Tower”
Southeast Asia Building, September/October, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture wins competition to design Wuhan Greenland Center”
Sciences et Avenir, October, “En Image: Plu pres du ciel”
Perspective, October, “Reigning over the sky”
Sphere, Autumn, “Arabian Heights”
Tall Buildings, November, ”KOPOJIEBCKNN POCTOK”
Nashville Post, November 3, “Giarrantana unveils trio of proposed skyscrapers”
GreenSource, December, "The rise of retrofit," pp. 106-113
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
Architect, March, "Burj Khalifa Curtain Wall," pp. 23-24
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

2010

Vertical Density, January, “Torre Meraas,” pp. 212-213
Architect, January, “What if an entire city could be housed under one roof?” pp. 60-63
The Architect’s Newspaper, February 11, “Unveiled: Federation of Korean Industries.”
World Architecture News, February 18, “AS+GG completes first phase of Chicago DeCarbonization Plan”
inhabitat.com, February 22, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill hatch massive plan to decarbonize Chicago”
Eco-Structure, February 25, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Offers a Low-Carb Plan for Chicago”
Crain’s, March 1, “In going green average isn’t good enough for Willis Tower”
Architect, March, “ Burj Khalifa curtain wall,” pp. 23-24
RICS Business, March,  “Power tower,” p. 7
Perspectives, April, “Building for change,” pp. 84-87
The National, May 26, “Masdar showcased at a Smithsonian Institution’s museum”
B1 Magazine, June, “Sustainable Excellence: Masdar,” pp. 36-41
Metropolis, June, “Skyline: Willis Tower,” p. 83
Ecolibrium, July, “Desert Star,” p. 7
Architect Magazine,  August, “2010 Award for Sustainability: Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan”
The New York Times, September 25, “Planning a Sustainable City in the Desert”
inhabitat.com, October 29, “Korean Tower Boasts One of World’s Most Efficient Solar Facades”
GreenSource, December, “The rise of retrofit,” pp. 106-113

2009

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"
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 complete 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

2008

Enjeux Les Echos, January, “Adrian Smith; Paris-La Defense a Besoin d’une tour de 500 m de haut”
Chicago Public Radio, February 22, “Radio Interview”
Chicago Tribune, February 22, “‘Green’ Light for Chicago Design”
Chicago Tribune, February 24, “Sweet New Start for Chicago Architect”, Section 5, p. 3
Financial Times, February 27, “Walkable, Pleasant, Urbane, Hot”
Skyscrapers, March, “Post-Modernism and the Rise of the Middle East,” p. 108-109
Regina Leader Post, March 12, “Architects Building New Cities”
Engineering News-Record, “Building sector needs reeducation,” p. 10
Middle East Architect, April, “Sprawl to Tall,” pp. 14-15
AIArchitect, April 4, “Beyond Zero: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s Desert Experiment”
Real Estate Forum Magazine, April 8, “Abu Dhabi Sustainable Project Moves Forward,” p. 8
Khaleej Times, April 28, “Man of Many Storeys”
Al Bawaba, April 28, “ETA Star Launches VERDE Towers in Dubai Maritime City”
Modern Design, May, “The 11 Hour and the Carbon Conflict: Smooth Operator,” p. 75
Gulf Life, May 1, “Head in the Clouds”
Gulf News, May 4, “Dubai: City of Supertowers”
Arabian Business, May 5, “ETA Star Launches Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Designed Towers”
Architectural Record, May 7, “Smith + Gill Tapped for Ultra-Green Abu Dhabi Project,” p. 29
Gulf News, May 9, “Dubai Gives the Necessary Freedom Designers Need”
The Sunday Times, May 11, “Dinosaurs bite the dust,” p. 10
Al Bawaba, May 15, “ETA Star’s ‘Green’ Campaign on Channel 4 is an Instant Hit Among Listeners”
Trading Markets, May 25 “Building Slows Along with Economy”
Chicago Architect, June, “The Next Big Thing,” p. 70
BBC Focus, June, “The Rise and Rise of the Superscraper,” pp. 34-42
Aktuellt, June, “Positive Energiatgang,” p. 4
Crain’s, June 2, “Smith & Gill Wins Dubai Deal,” p. 21
Architect, June 8, “Positive Energy,” p. 74-79
The Chicago Tribune, June 12, “Smith and Gill’s ‘Eco-Bridge’: Coming to Chicago’s Lakefront?”
Grist, June 13, “The Daley Show; Hot Plans Rile the Chicago Waterfront”
The New York Times, June 15, “Scraping the Sky and then Some,” p. 20
The Big Project Issue 10, “Geometrics of the Desert Flower”
Emirates Business 24/7, “Giving Shape to Big Ambitions and Tall Buildings Around the World”
Articolo Architecttura, “Le Nuove Frontiere del Biomimetismo”
Chicago Public Radio, “Architects Float Idea for Bridge”
BPM Issue 91, Summer 2008, “Masdar,” p. 12
New York Times, August 10, “Reaching for the Clouds in Dubai”
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”
Building, October 3, “Burj Dubai: Top of the world”
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”
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 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”
World Architecture News, October 9, “Meraas Development taps Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill for megaproject”
Building, October 14, “The tallest building in the world: the contenders”
Metropolis, October, “Innovation from the Innovators” Globe and Mail, October 18, “Market panic? Bring it on” Business Week, October 15, “Undaunted, skyscrapers reach higher”
The National, October 30, “Architectural ‘exuberance’ could slow”
identity, November, “The future is now”, pp. 106-110; “Green giants”,  pp. 112-113
GEO, November,  “Masdar City: Die Null-Emmissions-Stadt in der Wuste”
Solares Bauen, November, “Masdar-Hauptquartier Bei Abu Ahabi Von AS+GG Architecture: Ultra Green,” pp. 80-81
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
Globe and Mail, November 11, “A building with an energy all its own”
The Columbus Dispatch, November 30, “Tall tales: ever-higher buildings reflect solutions for the future”
Residence, Number 7,  “Renast i varlden,” p. 72
Living Design, Winter 2008, “Den Gronne Skyskraber,’ pp. 34-36
Green Source, November/December, “Urban Harvest”, pp. 108-113

2007

Chicago Magazine, February, “A New Order”, pp. 62-65, 98-104
Chicago Magazine, September, “Chicago Architecture in 2020”, p. 94
GQ, September, “Green Giants”, pp. 221-222
The Architect’s Newspaper, September 5, “Imitation of Life”
Urban Land Green, April, “Healthy Values”
The Big Project, Issue 7, “Viewpoint: Sustainability has deep roots”, pp. 74-77
UIC Alumni Magazine, July/August, “Unfinished Business”, p. 14
Chicago Sun-Times, August 16, “Sears Tower hires green architects”, Business briefs
Chicago Sun-Times, October 12, “Tall order for tower,” p. 57
Blueprint, October, “A New Practice with a Zero Energy Approach”, p. 47
Bund Pictorial, October, “The Work of Adrian Smith”
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”

2006

Architectural Record, April 27, “SOM aims to build a zero-energy office tower in Guangdong”
Focus, AIA Chicago, May, Pearl River Tower,  Guangzhou China, p. 24
The Charlotte Observer, June,  “Sustainable Architecture in Chicago: Works in Progress”
Architectural Record, June 15, “Not innovative? SOM’s Skyscraper Projects in China Tell a Different Story”
Metropolis, July, “Super Tall and Ultra Green”, pp. 106-107
“101 of the World’s Tallest Buildings,” August, Images Publishing Group
Wallpaper, August, “Peak Performance”, p. 91
I4design, September, “Green with Envy”, p. 67
Architectural Record, December, “SOM’s Pearl River,”p. 172