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Anthony Viola

Anthony Viola, Senior Designer and Team Leader with AS+GG, works on high-performance projects that focus on the design, development, and use of parametric computational tools that push the boundaries of integrated performance-based design.

Education

Master of Architecture,University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2005
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2000

Affiliations + Registrations

Registered Architect, State of Wisconsin
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
Chicago Computation Group, Coordinator, 2014 - present
AIA Chicago Design Knowledge Community, Co-Chair, 2008 - 2014

Presentations

Astana Expo 2017 Innovation Award, Chicago Computation Group, August 2017
Form Follows Performance, Chicago Computation Group, March 2015
Off the Grid link, Facades+ Chicago, July 2014
Form Follows Performance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, June 2014
Computational Design Panel, Autodesk University, September 2013
[Interactive] Environmental Design, University of Illinois Chicago | ASHRAE, September 2013
Wuhan Greenland Tower, Chicago Council on High Rise Buildings, August 2013
Development of Façade Systems for Supertall Buildings, Facades+ Chicago, April 2013

Media

Megastructures: Astana, City of the Future, National Geographic Channel, August 2017
How to make a ‘pure’ glass sphere link, Building Design + Construction, February 2016
Sustainable Design Teams, Methods and Tools in International Practice, Detail Magazine - Green, May 2014
An Innovative Workflow for Bridging the Gap, Between Design and Environmental Analysis, International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2013

Major projects at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:

Wuhan Greenland Center
Tower Design Lead. 119-story, 606 m tall, 300,000 sm mixed-use tower will have office, serviced apartments, and hotel functions, and features an energy recovery using an enthalpy wheel integrated into the ventilation system. Wuhan, China

FKI Tower
Design Lead for the conference center. 50-story, 240-meter tower features an innovative exterior wall that helps reduce internal heating and cooling loads while collecting energy through photovoltaic panels. Seoul, Korea

Astana Expo City
Design Lead | Team Leader for Parcel B including Kazakhstan Pavilion, Energy Hall, and commercial pavilions. Master planning and architecture for 174 hectare international exposition site features exhibition and cultural pavilions, service areas including shopping, socio-cultural, educational and civic facilities, and site-wide parks. Astana, Kazakhstan

Global Mobility Center
Design Lead and Team Leader for the project. Competition design for 194,000 sf  Dubai Expo 2020 signature building with educational legacy as Institute for Global Mobility. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

National Museum of Health and Medicine
Design Lead for concept design and temporary exhibition. 30,000 sf re-adapted three-story building will feature a virtual-reality chamber that allows visitors to interact with digital versions of biological specimens from the collections. Chicago, Illinois

Burj 2020
Tower 1 Design Lead. Commercial tower complex focuses on sustainability strategies including water use reduced by 51% and overall energy use reduced by 38% against baseline building design. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jeddah Tower (formerly Kingdom Tower)
Design Lead for the base of tower including conference center, drop-offs, entries, and landscape. The next tallest building in the world will feature a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments, condominiums, and the world’s highest observatory. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Golden Horn Shipyard
Architecture Design Lead. Master plan for mixed-use district with 31 hectares of water frontage was developed for this important historical shipyard site in the heart of the city. Istanbul, Turkey

Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan
Parametric Model Team. 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

Zhongzhou Holdings Finance Center
Designer for exterior wall design and link space. Exterior wall design for a mixed-use development in Shenzhen’s Nanshan District that optimizes solar and wind mitigation as well as human comfort levels. Shenzhen, China

High Tech Park
Designer. Research development includes R&D towers, three separate chairman villas, and a linked podium building with retail space, restaurant space, and a roof garden. Shenzhen, China

Crown Sydney Hotel Competition
Tower Design Lead. Hotel and residential towers designed to integrate sustainable strategies like self-shading balconies and a high-performance facade. Sydney, Australia

Jinan Pulimen Super High Rise Competition
Tower Design Lead. Integrated “smart shading” systems incorporated into each unit allow unit or building owners to control shades. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows also provide unobstructed views. Jinan, China

Willis Tower Modernization + Greening Project
Integration of sustainable systems to reduce energy consumption and design for highly sustainable, 50-story five-star hotel that will draw net-zero energy from the power grid. Chicago, Illinois

Masdar Headquarters
Interior Design Team. Positive-energy building in zero carbon, zero waste city.  Includes office, retail, transit circulation and landscaped green space. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Za’abeel Energy Master Plan
Designer. Master planning and architecture for large-scale mixed-use district, including office, hotel, parks and civic spaces. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Beijing Century City
Tower Design Lead. Design of a 200 meter office tower that features a split office plate that is linked by an full building interior atrium allowing for natural daylight and ventilation as well as inter-floor connectivity. Beijing, China

Centralcon Baishaling
Design Lead. Proposed design for a 700 meter next generation skyscraper and urban incubator which conceptualized the future of the super-tall building typology utilizing the latest technologies. Shenzhen, China

Jinan Greenland Supertall
Design Lead. Design of a 420 meter office tower and retail, conference center, and hotel complex. The light and faceted glass of the tower is complimented by the heavier stone façade of the hotel complex. Jinan, China

Imperial Tower 5
Design Lead. Design for a pair of 200 meter high-end luxury tower in Mumbai, India.  The design takes advantage of the unique site geometry to maximize the unique views afforded by the site. Mumbai, India

Suzhou Central Plaza Competition
Tower Design Lead. Iconic design for 700 meter mixed-use building that uses passive strategies to minimize building energy usage. The design is reinforced by the expressed lateral support system essential for a supertall building. Suzhou, China


Major projects prior to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:

Garmin Flagship Store
Designer for 15,000 sf flagship retail store on Michigan Avenue. Chicago, Illinois

Shedd Aquarium Master Plan and Renovations
Designer. Various exhibition spaces including a 24,000 sf office addition. Chicago, Illinois

Walsh College Barry Center
Designer of 36,000 sf addition to an existing college building including library, classrooms, lecture hall and seminar rooms.
Troy, Michigan