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Robert Forest

AS+GG Partner Robert Forest FAIA, RIBA, OAA, LEED AP 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 management and delivery of large-scale mixed-use projects, Bob has combined his knowledge of local and international policies, funding sources and varied project delivery models to develop a system of best practices for the management of high-performance projects. He has lectured and published his work internationally.

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.


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


AIA Chicago, President, 2019
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 (LEED AP)
American Institute of Architects, Fellow (FAIA)
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Economic Club of Chicago
Edgewater Community Council, Board Member, 2005-2007
U.S. Green Building Council, Member (USGBC)
AIA Chicago Large Firm Roundtable, Co-Chair

Major projects at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Al Wasl Plaza
Centerpiece for Expo 2020 Dubai, which ran from October 2021-March 2022, the space combines breathtaking design, innovative technology, and an intricate domed trellis that incorporates a massive immersive projection experience. The post-expo legacy phase, Dubai Expo City, is now open as a mixed-use, vibrant tech hub anchored by Al Wasl Plaza. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Steppenwolf Theater Campus Expansion
Renovations and additions to existing structure for major Chicago theater company. The 50,000-square-foot building expansion will include a 400-seat theater-in-the-round, an education center, a two-story atrium lobby, and a wine bar with a sidewalk lounge that will act as a gathering space where artists and audiences can mingle. Chicago, Illinois

Central Park Tower
Residential, mixed-use tower will include Nordstrom’s new 7-story flagship store. Top floors of the residences will feature stunning city and park views. New York, New York

830 Brickell
The first new office tower to launch in Miami in a decade. The soaring 57-story, 724-foot-tall tower introduces a premium commercial to the city’s booming financial district and seeks to reinvent the workplace lifestyle for the highest-caliber of global workforce. Miami, Florida

Uptown District Tower
Commercial towers complex focuses on sustainability strategies including water use reduced by 51% and overall energy use reduced by 38% against baseline building design. Developed a 3D digital model to optimize the cost of the curtain wall and interior program. Dubai, United
Arab Emirates

Una Residences
47-story luxury residential tower, currently under design, to be located directly on Biscayne Bay. The design takes full advantage of this rare waterfront site and will leverage the features that bring people to Miami, namely expansive views, access to sun, and an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The 146-residence luxury building recently launched sales. Miami, Florida

South HeXi Yuzui Tower (Runmao Tower)
500m supertall tower and retail podium. The tower will be one of the tallest in Nanjing and will feature a magnificent 360° open-air observatory at the tower’s top that will be one of the highest in the world. It will also be one of the tallest buildings to achieve LEED Gold certification when completed in 2025. Nanjing, China

Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center (Shimao Tower)
New tower at the center of AS+GG’s Shimao Shenzhen Longgang Master Plan is the main focal point for the development’s office and apartment buildings. At approximately 700 meters in height, the tower will be a visual, sound, and light show, reinforcing the district’s athletic and entertainment functions. The tower’s top has one of the world’s highest observation experiences and additional club facilities that include a restaurant, a night club, spa services, and a grand swimming pool, all with views of the city. Shenzhen, China

160 Front Street
112,877 sm 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

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

South Bend 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

Chicago Architecture Center (CAC)
Formerly known as the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the new 20,000 sf CAC is carved out of an under-utilized retail and exterior terrace space at the Illinois Center in downtown Chicago. Part education and lecture space, part exhibition, and part retail space, the CAC’s interior design contrasts the austere classic Mies elements with exposed moments of raw architecture. Chicago, Illinois

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
New addition to popular theater located on Navy Pier in downtown includes an adaptable, flexible auditorium built from modular towers. Consisting of approximately 35,000 sf of new space, the project introduces a global trend in theater architecture to Chicago that focuses on resourceful, sustainable, and adaptive design. Chicago, Illinois

Expo City 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). Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Xiamen Oceanfront Center for Global Competition
The master plan addresses 600 ha of land and 7 million m2 of buildings organized to maximize the value of the oceanfront location and to elevate the visitor and athlete experience. A major sports complex and convention center anchor the waterfront with an entertainment and transit hub located in the center to provide commuter access and activity during event and non-event days throughout the year. Xiamen, China

Foshan International Airport Competition
Competition design for new airport that integrates local cultural influences to create a unifying experience from the train station to the aircraft entrance.

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

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.

Hilal Tower
138 m mixed-use tower in the KAFD development 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 in the KAFD development consists 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

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

Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center
Mixed-use complex located in Shenzhen’s Nanshan Culture District, consisting of a multi-purpose podium, a 300-meter office and hotel tower, and a related 160-meter residential tower. The building’s façade works within the site’s dense urban environment and its unique design helped the building achieve a LEED-Gold rating. 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

Tianfu New District Master Plan
Located 30 kilometers south of Chengdu, this new city plan considers 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

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 was designed according to key sustainability criteria that focuses 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

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

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 condominium hotel tower, set within a sustainable master plan. Hainan Island, China

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

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

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

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

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. Chicago, Illinois

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 several 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

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
Study to reduce energy and water usage in the tower and the design of a new highly sustainable, 50-story five-star zero-energy hotel with integrated sustainable systems to be built on the south side of the plaza. 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

KAPSARC Competition Entry
Competition entry for research facility for major international corporation’s headquarters designed for extreme weather conditions with 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 joined at a base and concealed beneath the surface. Cantilevers of up to 230 feet over the water create the illusion of independent structures. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wings Museum
Sculptural, asymmetrical form was inspired by a bird skimming over the surface of a body of water. Covered with photovoltaic cells, the entire roof generates energy and protects the underside of the building from the harshest sunlight. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Masdar Headquarters
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

Burj Khalifa Gatehouses + Function Island
Security gatehouses and event space for the Armani Spa Hotel at Burj Khalifa development. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 highest performing, yet poetically evocative, structures of its kind. 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 + Jupiter Mills
60-story Class A office tower and retail podium in downtown Mumbai, designed to a LEED Platinum standard and associated residential high-rise tower. Mumbai, India

Vancouver Residences
Luxury low-rise residential complex with eco-footprint of “one.” Vancouver, Canada

Clean Technology Tower
Proposed 60-story tower in downtown Chicago. The project’s design eliminates the 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


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 Michigan 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 including 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 approximately 300,000sm of office, residential development for the Ningbo planning authority. Ningbo, China, 2005


Presentation: "Stand UP," Structural Engineers Association of Illinois' 9th Annual Structures Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, October 24


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 


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


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


AIA Chicago, Lerch Bates People's Choice Award, Community and Cultural Category Winner, Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion
Architecture Master Prize, Architectural Design Award, Best of Best, Central Park Tower
Guinness Book of World Records, Certified Largest Interactive Dome, Al Wasl Plaza
Rethinking the Future Awards, Commercial, Golden Bridge Twin Towers, Winner
Rethinking the Future Awards, Housing Over 5 Floors, Burj Vista, Runner-up
WAN Awards, Leisure Category, Finalist, Al Wasl Plaza
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Una Residences
MIPIM, Recognition of Excellence, Best Cultural, Sports & Education Project, Finalist, Al Wasl Plaza
Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Awards, Burj Vista
Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Awards, Golden Bridge Twin Towers
Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Awards, Uptown Tower
Architizer A+Awards, Hall/Theater, Finalist, Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion


Architect's Newspaper, AN Best of Design Awards, Cultural, Editor's Choice, Steppenwolf Theatre Expansion
AIA Illinois, Honor Award, Excellence in Interior Design, Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion
AIA Illinois, President’s Award, Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site
AIA Chicago, Honor Award, XL Architecture, Central Park Tower
National AIA, Interior Architecture Award, Chicago Architecture Center
Landmarks Illinois Awards, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, Pullman National Monument
WAN Awards, Tall Buildings, Bronze, Central Park Tower
Architizer A+Awards, Architecture +Joy, Special Mention, Al Wasl Plaza
Architecture Master Prize, Recreational Architecture, Winner, Al Wasl Plaza
Dezeen Awards, Cultural Buildings, Longlist, Al Wasl Plaza
Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award, Commercial Construction under $50M, Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion
Landmarks Illinois Awards, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, Pullman National Monument
The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Awards, Xian Tower
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Awards, Pullman National Visitors Center
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Golden Leaf Gardens
Re-Thinking the Future Awards, First Award, Cultural Built, Al Wasl Plaza
Re-Thinking the Future, First Award, Mixed-Use Concept, Golden Leaf Gardens


The Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, Al Wasl Plaza
AIA Chicago, Citation of Merit, Burj Vista Self-Shading Balconies, 2021
The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Central Park Tower
CTBUH Awards, Best Tall Building 400 meters and above Award of Excellence, Central Park Tower
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design, LinkedIn Middlefield Campus Carbon Action Plan
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Al Wasl Plaza


AIA Chicago, Interior Architecture Award, Citation of Merit, Chicago Architecture Center
World Travel Awards, China's Leading Hotel 2020, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
World Travel Awards, Beijing's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
AIA Chicago, Interior Architecture Award, Citation of Merit, Chicago Architecture Center


AIA Chicago, Honor Award, Urban Design, World Expo 2020
Chicago Athenaeum, Good Design Awards, Graphic Design, Resi-Density
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Kazakhstan Pavilion: Nur Alem
Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Awards, Astana Arts Center
GCFD Special Achievement Real Estate Award, Chicago Architecture Center
Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award, Finalist, Chicago Architecture Center
Rethinking the Future, Global Architecture & Design Awards, First Award Commercial, Signature Tower One
Rethinking the Future, Global Architecture & Design Awards, First Award Cultural, Astana Arts Center
Architect Magazine, Top 50, AS+GG Ranked #4
Architect’s Newspaper, Best of Design, Editor’s Choice, Beaubien Woods Action Plan


AIA Chicago, Unbuilt FORWARD Award, Astana Arts Center
AIA Chicago, Unbuilt FORWARD Award, Istanbul Cultural Center
WAN Awards, Future Projects, Urban Design, Shortlist, New Baishizhou Shenzhen
A|N Best of Design Awards, Urban Design, Honorable Mention, North Branch Framework Plan
Marshall Bennett Institute, Lifetime Industry Leadership Award, Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI), Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, Best Project, $10-$50 million, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
ENR Midwest, Best Project, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rethinking the Future, Global Architecture & Design, Second Award, Awards Kazakhstan Pavilion: Nur Alem
Architizer A+ Awards, Cultural-Hall-Theater, Finalist, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Architizer A+ Awards, Residential-Unbuilt - Multi-Unit Housing, Finalist, Lakeside Residential Towers
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design, Green Architecture, South Bend Renaissance Distric
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design, Green Architecture, Zhongzhou Holdings Finance Center


AIA Innovation Awards, Stellar Architecture, Honorable Mention, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
WAN Awards, Future Projects Commercial Award, Winner, Hotel Atlantic
WAN Awards, Facade Award, Finalist, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy Building Integrated Solar Technology, Architectural Award, Shortlist, FKI Tower
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design, Green Architecture, South Bend Renaissance District
The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design, Green Architecture, Zhongzhou Holdings Finance Center
AIA Chicago, Divine Detail Award, Waldorf Astoria Beijing Bronze Facade
The American Architecture Prize, Architectural Design | Tall Buildings, Winner, FKI Tower
The American Architecture Prize, Cultural Buildings, Honorable Mention, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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, Multidisciplinary 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


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 National Tap/CCA Innovation Awards, Stellar Design, Astana Expo City
LEAF Awards, Hospitality Building of the Year, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Architect's Newspaper, Best of Design Awards, Urban Design, Honorable Mention, Positioning Pullman
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
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


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)


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, 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


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)


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)


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 


The Chicago Crusader, “Chicagoland Youth Artists create original works for Steppenwolf,” Bonnie DeShong, March 4, 2022
Domus, “The world’s most Googled buildings,” March 3, 2022
The National, “Ten attractions to continue at Expo 2020 Dubai, from UAE pavilion to famous water illusion,” Ramola Talwar Badam, March 1, 2022
Forbes, “Inside A $65.8 Million Residence In The World’s Tallest Residential Building,” Emma Reyolds, March 1, 2022
Clairn, “Un Jardin urbano y un domo traslucido, el corazon de Dubai,” Graciela Baduel, February 22, 2022
Daily Commercial News, “Tarp Covered Tower: 160 Front Street West,” William Conway, February 16, 2022
Arabian Business, “Uptown Tower, Dubai’s new supertall skyscraper set for Q3 completion,” January 29, 2022
Prestige, “These Are Expo 2020 Dubai’s Most Breathtaking Pavilions,” January 28, 2022
Global Construction Review, “Besix’s Dubai Uptown Tower tops out at 329m,” Robd Sweet, January 26, 2022
The National News,” Dubai’s latest skyscraper Uptown Tower peaks at 329 metres,” January 25, 2022
World-Architects, “US Building of the Week: Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion,” John Hill, January 24, 2022
The Architect's Newspaper, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s expansion of the Steppenwolf Theatre brings the backstage to the house,” Anjulie Rao, January 12, 2022
The National News, “Dubai’s latest skyscraper Uptown Tower peaks at 329 metres,” January 22, 2022


blogTO, “Toronto's new leaning office tower is now joining the city skyline,” December 6, 2021
The Telegraph, “Building goals: the architecture of Dubai’s ambition,” Sarah Hedley Hymers, December 1, 2021
Urban Toronto, “160 Front West Starts to Show Its Curves,” Teana Graziani, November 26, 2021
The Chicago Crusader, “Expanded Steppenwolf campus a cultural nexus for Chicago New state-of-the-art theater and dedicated education center,” Elaine Hegwood Bowen, November 15, 2021
ArchDaily, “Residensity A carbon Analysis of Residential Typologies,” November 12, 2021
Chicago Now, “The Wolf Strikes again with Steppenwolf Theatre Company Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center expansion,” November 6, 2021
BBC News, “Does the skyscraper still have a future?” Judith Dupre, November 4, 2021
Architectural Record, “Smith + Gill Architecture Expands the Steppenwolf Theater Campus in Chicago, James Gauer, November 4, 2021
Newcity, “Steppenwolf Debuts Lefkofsky Center,” November 3, 2021
WTTW, “Steppenwolf Theatre Returns After 20-Month Intermission, Dedicates New Wing,” Marc Vitali, November 2, 2021
Ahram Online, “Expo 2020 Dubai: Connecting the world,” Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian, November 2, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times, “Steppenwolf Theatre’s new Arts and Education Center is a ‘love letter to Chicago,’” Clare Spaulding, October 31, 2021
Architectural Record, “Dubai Expo’s Fantastical National Pavilions,” Ilana Herzig, October 29, 2021
Khaleej Times, “Expo 2020 Dubai: Al Wasl Plaza is my best work ever, says designer,” SM Ayaz Zakir, October 28, 2021
The New York Times, “A World-Class World Expo,” Sam Lubell, October 24, 2021
Broadway World, “Steppenwolf Names its New In-The-Round Theater and Education Center,” Stephi Wild, October 21, 2021
The American Bazaar, “‘Jamaica Makes it Move’ with food, music and sports,” October 9, 2021
Architectural Record, “Dubai’s World Expo, Lavish but Late,” September 24, 2021
Arquitectura Viva, “The tallest residential building in the world,” September 23, 2021
Crain’s Chicago Business, “Supertall and sustainable: The future of skyscrapers,” Dennis Rodkin, September 23, 2021
ArchDaily, “Expo Dubai 2020 Reveals New Images,” Christele Harrouk, September 13, 2021
Newcity Stage, “Collision Course: Steppenwolf Emerges from the Pandemic with New Leadership and a New Theater,” September 9, 2021
Dezeen, “9/11 led to "a renaissance of tall building design" say skyscraper designers,” Lizzie Crook, September 7, 2021
Architect Magazine, “Why R+D Matters,” September 1, 2021
Islander News, “What’s it like living in the World’s Tallest Luxury Residential Skyscraper?” August 15, 2021
Architectural Digest, “Exclusive Look Inside the World’s Tallest Residential Skyscraper,” Nadja Sayej, August 12, 2021
Surface Magazine, “Inside Central Park Tower, the World’s Tallest Residential Building,” Ryan Waddoups, August 16, 2021
Third Coast Review, “Dialogs: Architecture Collides with Theater in Steppenwolf Podcast, “Collision,” Featuring AS+GG’s Gordon Gill,” Nancy S. Bishop, August 5, 2021
Dezeen, “Six new supertall skyscrapers changing New York’s skyline,” India Block, July 19, 2021
ArchDaily, “Expo 2020 Dubai "Connects Minds and Creates the Future,” Christele Harrouk, July 13, 2021
New York Magazine, “A Slide of the Sky: The Supertall 111 West 57th is what the ruling class buildings for itself,” Justin Davidson, June 9, 2021
Designboom, “World's Tallest Residential Building 'Central Park Tower' Nears Completion in New York City,” June 7, 2021
The New York Times, “Building a Cantilever,” Tim McKeough, June 4, 2021
The New York Times, “Buildings with Sections That Seem to Hover in Midair,” Tim McKeough, June 4, 2021
Dezeen, “Photos show supertall skyscraper Central Park Tower nearing completion in New York,” May 25, 2021
Block Club Chicago, “Steppenwolf to Open New Theater Building, Education Center During 2021 Comeback Season,” Jake Wittich, May 4, 2021
Gulf News, “Al Wasl Plaza: Dubai Expo 2020 is home to the world's largest 360-degree projection dome,” Sahar Ejaz, April 29, 2021
Wonderful Engineering, “Skyscraper of the Day: Meet the Tallest Residential Tower In The World,” March 29, 2021
ArchDaily, “Chicago-London International Dialogue: Tall Buildings & the Zero-Carbon Agenda,” March 27, 2021
Construction Week, “‘Digitalisation’ accelerates construction on Dubai’s Uptown Tower,” Ranju Warrier, March 9, 2021
Boston Business Journal, “Boston's first net-zero-carbon building could tower over Downtown Crossing,” Catherine Carlock, February 11, 2021


Greentech Media, “Getting Building Height Right for the Climate,” Ingrid Lobet, November 30, 2020
Chicago Tribune, “Rising in a pandemic: Steppenwolf’s new theater campus is a $54 million bet on returning to normalcy,” Chris Jones, November 12, 2020
For Construction Pros, “It's Only Just Begun: Miami's $25 Million Underground Parking Garage,” November 6, 2020
Architect Magazine, “Una Residences,” October 19, 2020
The Architect's Newspaper, “Expo 2020 Dubai teases blossoming pavilions ahead of rescheduled festival,” Matt Hickman, October 14, 2020
Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), “Al Wasl Plaza: the heart and soul of Expo 2020 Dubai,” October 1, 2020
Dezeen, “Dubai Expo reveals main pavilions ahead of rescheduled event,” Tom Ravenscroft, October 1, 2020
Big Think, “Is it possible to build a mile-high skyscraper,” Mike Colagrossi, September 14, 2020
Dezeen, “Nine examples of spherical architecture from around the globe,” Tom Ravenscroft, August 29, 2020
Forbes, “A First Look At Four Big City Hot Properties With Spectacular Views,” Keith Flamer, July 31, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times, “City planners OK tall neighbor for Tribune Tower,” David Roeder, May 8, 2020
Curbed Chicago, “A look at the new skyscrapers that will forever change Chicago’s skyline,” Jay Kozlarz, April 30, 2020
American Theatre, “If You Build It, Will They Come?” Kate Mazade, April 27, 2020
The Nanjinger, “500 Metres High! Tallest Building in Nanjing set for Change,” Frank Hossack, April 1, 2020
AV Magazine, “Creating a cultural icon,” Zoe Mutter, March 30, 2020
Dezeen, “Ten upcoming supertall skyscrapers from the world's best-known architects,” India Block, March 1, 2020
Trains, “Plans for Pullman site include rebuilding of manufacturing facilities,” February 24, 2020
Chicago Tribune, “5 years later, Pullman Monument poised to fulfill potential,” February 20, 2020
Vancouver is Awesome, “Revamped design for controversial Waterfront Station tower just released,” Naoibh O’Conner, February 5, 2020
The Next Miami, “830 Brickell Marks The Start Of Vertical Construction & Releases New Renderings, On Track To Become Miami’s Second Tallest Office Tower In 2021,” February 4, 2020
Architect Magazine, “The Pathway to Net Zero Carbon Buildings,” Dr. Christopher Drew, PhD. January 28, 2020
Architectural Record, “On the Boards: A Museum, Towers, and New Urban Waterfronts,” Josephine Minutillo, January 27, 2020
Arabian Business, “Kingdom building: Sixteen of the top projects currently shaping Saudi Arabia,” January 23, 2020
Architect Magazine, “With Housing’s Carbon Footprint, Density Matters,” January 16, 2020
Architectural Digest, “The 11 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2020,” January 14, 2020


Stir World, “Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill on skyscraper architecture and energy-efficient buildings,” Vladimir Belogolovsky, December 19, 2019
Block Club Chicago, “$56 Million Pullman National Monument Overhaul Has ‘Turned The Lights Back On’ In Historic South Side Neighborhood,” Jamie Nesbitt Golden, November 26, 2019
ReJournals, “Fresh look at new supertall project next to Tribune Tower,” Matt Baker, November 20, 2019
Engineering News Record, “Chicago Architecture Center Completed in Tight Timeline,” November 20, 2019
Architect Magazine, “This Week in Tech: A Tower in China that Repurposes Rainwater,” Katharine Keane, November 15, 2019
ArchDaily, “AS+GG Releases Design for New Financial District in China,” Christele Harrouk, November 13, 2019
News Atlas, “Sculpted supertall skyscraper will boast energy-efficient design,” Adam Williams, November 13, 2019
Architect Magazine, “South HeXi Yuzui Financial District and Tower,” November 6, 2019
Global Construction Review, “Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill win 700m tower in China,” November 1, 2019
Dezeen, “This week, the world's tallest residential skyscraper topped out,” Lizzie Crook, September 28, 2019
The Architect’s Newspaper, “Central Park Tower out to become the world’s tallest residential building,” September 19, 2019
Construction Week Online, “Expo 2020 Dubai video features HE Reem Al Hashimy praising Al Wasl Plaza; says 'she carries the original name of Dubai,” Neha Bhatia, September 19, 2019
MEED, “Al-Wasl Plaza dome adorned with steel crown,” September 18, 2019
The Architect's Newspaper, “Central Park Tower tops out to become the world's tallest residential building,” Sydney Franklin, September 18, 2019
New York Magazine, “The Challenges of Constructing New York’s Tallest Apartment Building,” September 16, 2019
The Next Miami, “New Details of 830 Brickell Released, set to begin Vertical Construction Now and Become Miami’s Most Modern Office Tower,” September 10, 2019
Construction Business News, “Expo 2020 Dubai lifts final piece of Al Wasl Plaza’s dome into place,” Kasun Illankoon, September 9, 2019
Redbook, “10 New Skyscrapers That Are Changing City Skylines,” Heath Owens, August 30, 2019
Architectural Digest, “An Architecture Lover's Guide to Manhattan's 57th Street,” Katherine McGrath, August 29, 2019
World Architecture News, “Future designs benefit local communities globally,” Emilia Nuzzaci, August 29, 2019
Curbed Chicago, “Willis Tower loses claim to highest roof in the Western Hemisphere to NY skyscraper,” Jay Koziarz, July 30, 2019
Construction Week, “Expo 2020 Dubai’s 130m Al Wasl Plaza set for Christie’s visuals shows,” Ranju Warrier, May 2, 2019
Glass on Web, “Guardian Glass Project: Astana Expo,” April 17, 2019
Chicago Tribune, “Steppenwolf Theatre, known for bold moves, plans a new $54M theater-in-the-round project on Halsted Street,” March 5, 2019
Re Journal, “Iconic Chicago institution Steppenwolf Theatre breaks ground on extensive expansion,” March 5, 2019
Curbed Chicago, “Steppenwolf expands theater with dramatic, geometric design from Smith + Gill,” Jay Koziarz, March 5, 2019
Egypt Independent, “Dubai and Saudi Arabia towers in time war to be world’s tallest,” March 4, 2019
Curbed New York, “Central Park Tower architect calls building ‘respectful’ of NYC skyline,” Zoe Rosenberg, February 25, 2019
Offsite, “Chicago’s Architecture Center Shines While Houston’s Waits to be Rebuilt after Harvey Flooding,” February 19, 2019
Dezeen, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill reveals design for China's tallest skyscraper,” Lizzie Crook, January 14, 2019
Architect Magazine, “Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center,” February 5, 2019
Designboom, “China’s Tallest Building:  AS+GG reveals plans for 700m skyscraper,” January 24, 2019
USA News Hub, “China’s tallest building:  AS+GG Reveals plans for 700m skyscraper,” January 24, 2019
New York Post, “The super-tall towers transforming NYC’s skyline,” Emily Nonko, January 23, 2019
Wall Street Journal, “The man Behind Billionaire’s Row Battles to Sell the World’s Tallest Condo,” Katherine Clarke and Candace Taylor, January 17, 2019
Building Design + Construction, “AS+GG Designed Tower will be the tallest in China,” January 16, 2019
The Architect’s Newspaper, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Designs Tallest Building in China,” January 16, 2019
Dezeen, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill reveals design for China’s next skyscraper,” January 14, 2018
ArchDaily, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to Design China’s Tallest Skyscraper,” January 11, 2019
Archinect, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to design Shimao Shenzhen Longgang Master Plan and 700m anthropomorphic tower,” January 9, 2019
News Atlas, “There’s a new contender for the World’s Second Tallest Skyscraper,” Adam Williams, Jan 9, 2019


Thrillist, February 22, “Here's What the New World's Tallest Skyscraper Will Look Like”
Glass on Web, February 26, “Guardian Glass Project: Astana Expo”
Curbed Miami, March 7, “47-story Una condo tower will rise on Brickell Waterfront”
Dezeen, March 12, “Construction of world's tallest tower moves forward after delays”
Mansion Global, March 29, “Miami Area Gets Newest Crop of Condos”
Tall Buildings Russia, April, “Future Energy,” pp. 86-95; 132-133
Building Design + Construction, April 17, “Developers reveal plans for 1,422-foot-tall skyscraper
In Chicago”
Chicago Magazine, April 17, “Developers Plan Chicago’s Second-Tallest Tower at Tribune Site”
Crain’s Chicago Business, April 17, “See what Tribune Tower owners want to build next door”
Curbed Chicago, April 17, “1,422-foot Tribune Tower addition would be Chicago’s second tallest building”
Chicago Sun-Times, April 18, “Developers pitch skyscraper near Tribune Tower that would be city’s
2nd tallest”
Building Design + Construction, April 24, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture designs 47-story condo tower in Miami”
Dezeen, April 27, “Chicago’s second-tallest skyscraper planned beside Tribune Tower”
Arch Daily, April 30, “AS+GG Architecture to Design Yacht-Inspired Tower in Miami”
Curbed New York, April 30, “Construction on Extell’s Central Park Tower hits supertall status”
Daily Hive, May 11, “New design for 'origami' tower at Waterfront Station to be revealed next week”
Dezeen, May 16, “Work begins on world's second-tallest skyscraper in Shenzhen”
Chicago Tribune, May 19, “Five decades after Chicago's greatest skyscraper boom, city aims high again”
World Architecture News, May 24, “AS+GG head for the heights in Miami”
Chicago Business Journal, June 12, “Chicago Architecture Foundation's new home debuts soon”
Curbed Chicago, June 13, “A first look inside the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s new riverfront space”
Canadian Architect, June 13, “AS+GG and B+H’s 160 Front Street to break ground in 2019”
The Architect’s Newspaper, June 14, “Chicago Architecture Foundation reveals its new home”
Michigan Avenue Magazine, June 21, “These two buzzed-about design projects are must-visits this season”
The Architect’s Newspaper, June 25, “Saudi Arabia is building a future for its millennial population”
The Architect’s Newspaper, June 26, “AN tracks the largest projects in Saudi Arabia”
Architect Magazine, June 27, “Chicago Architecture Center Debuts in August”
New Atlas, July 11, “Sustainable skyscraper is sculpted for the wind”
Dezeen, July 12, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill reveals skyscraper for 160 Front Street in Toronto”
Architect Magazine, July 13, “160 Front Street”
Forbes, July 22, “7 Supertall Buildings in the Works Around the Globe”
Chicago Magazine, August 16, “The Chicago Skyline in 2023”
Artsy, August 16, “The Incomparable, Futuristic Architecture of Kazakhstan’s Young Capital”
Chicago Tribune, August 18, “The Chicago Architecture Foundation has a new name and a new
Crain’s Chicago Business, August 24, “Check out the Chicago Architecture Foundation's new digs”
Architectural Digest, August 28, “The New Chicago Architecture Center Debuts in a Riverside
Mies van der Rohe Building”
The Chicago Reader, August 29, “The Chicago Architecture Foundation is now the Chicago Architecture Center”
Re Journal, August 29, “First look at the new Chicago Architecture Center”
The Chicago Sun-Times, August 29, “Chicago Architecture Center takes its place as ‘must-see’ cultural destination”
My Modern Met, August 29, “20,000-Square-Foot Chicago Architecture Center Opens Its Doors to the Public”
home. Skyscraper models are the stars of its engaging riverfront exhibition space”
Chicago Magazine, August 30, “The Chicago Architecture Center Opens Tomorrow: Here’s What to
Architect Magazine, August 31, “Look Inside the New Chicago Architecture Center”
Curbed Chicago, August 31, “Chicago Architecture Center debuts new riverfront location to the public”
The Architect’s Newspaper, September 6, “The new Chicago Architecture Center offers informative, tangible experiences”
Re Journal, September 7, “Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill to be honored at Marshall Bennett Institute gala”
Hypebeast, October 16, “New York’s Central Park Tower Will Be Recognized as the Tallest Residential Building in the World”
Metropolis Magazine, October 18, “Take a Closer Look at the Design of the World’s Tallest Residential Tower”
Chicago Magazine, October 26, “Pullman’s Renaissance”
Dezeen, November 9, “Eight mega-scale architecture projects underway in Saudi Arabia as the desert kingdom modernizes”
Chicago Tribune, December 10, “Best architecture for 2018: It was a vital year, just not in the usual places”


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”
Chicago Tribune, January 20, “Plan calls for replacing Thompson Center with new tower”
The Chicago Reader, February 1, “How would plans to replace the Thompson Center impact service at Clark/Lake?”
Daily Herald, February 11, “Chicago architect preps Studebaker building for 21st‐century
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”
Chicago Tribune, April 13, “Chicago Shakes announces 2017-18 season, opening of The Yard”
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”
Architectural Record, May, Tall Buildings Issue, “Jeddah Tower,” p. 124
Architect’s Newspaper, May 24, “Bauer Latoza Studio and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill tapped for Pullman National Monument Visitor Center”
Dezeen, June 20, “Architects unveil energy-themed pavilions at Astana Expo 2017”
American Theater, July-August, “The Yard Beyond the Bard”
Chicago Architect, July-August, “The slings and arrows of outrageous innovation,” pp. 18-19
The Economist, July 1, “Kazakhstan: the crossroads of the new Silk Road”
South Bend Tribune, July 3, “South Bend Studebaker plant ready for massive facelift”
The Astana Times, August 5, “Astana to be featured in National Geographic’s Megastructures television series”
Architect’s Newspaper, August 11, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s ambitious glass sphere pavilion”
Dezeen, August 16, “Central Park Tower to become world's tallest residential skyscraper”
Crain's Chicago Business, August 28, “The Yard at Navy Pier: Game-changer,”
CladMag, Issue 4, “The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare,” p. 75; “Reflections on Astana Expo,” p. 75
Chicago Tribune, September 6, “Chicago Architecture Foundations gets a new home”
Curbed Chicago, September 7, “Chicago Architecture Foundation announces new architecture center”
Chicago Tribune, September 7, “Architecture Foundation moving to the riverfront”
Arch Daily, September 7, “New Chicago Architecture Center to Open in 2018”
Building Design + Construction, September 8, CAF announces plans for 20,000-sf Chicago Architecture
Center to be built on East Wacker Drive”
Dezeen, September 8, “Chicago Architecture Foundation plans move to Mies van der Rohe-designed tower”
Broadway World, September 11, “The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Opens on Navy Pier”
Architect’s Newspaper, September 12, “Chicago Architecture Foundation announces new Chicago Architecture Center”
Chicago Sun-Times, September 13, With The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare sets engineering poetry in motion”
Chicago Magazine, September 15, “Chicago Shakes’s New Venue Will Literally Let People Reshape the Theater Experience”
Daily Herald, September 19, “Chicago Shakespeare Theater's The Yard emerges on Navy Pier
Dezeen, September 20, "Astana is a metropolis of obsolescence"
Chicago Tribune, September 20, “Flexible, intimate and innovative, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater”
ENRMidwest, September 25, “Theatrical Flex Space Takes Center Stage,” pp. 28-32
Construction Week, September 25, “Construction begins on new mixed-use district near Dubai's JLT”
Architect Magazine, October 30, “AIA Announces Winners of 2017 Innovation Awards”
Curbed New York, November 8, “Extell's Midtown supertall, Central Park Tower, is getting its façade”
Curbed Chicago, November 17, “New Chicago Architecture Center working toward 2018 opening”
Architectural Digest Mexico, November 28, “Diseño bajo el Reflector”
Chicago Tribune, December 15, “Best architecture of 2017: An innovative new theater at Navy Pier”


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
Building Design + Construction, April 1, “Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare to begin construction this spring at Navy Pier”
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”


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”


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


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


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”


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, 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", 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


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”, 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”, October 29, “Korean Tower Boasts One of World’s Most Efficient Solar Facades”
GreenSource, December, “The rise of retrofit,” pp. 106-113


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


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


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”


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