Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2011 Lynn S. Beedle Award Winner
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Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, LLP                                                        


    


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Adrian has been a practicing architect for more than 40 years, and is one of a relatively small number of architects who has designed and built a significant number of supertall buildings. He has thus contributed greatly to the development of the typology. Throughout his career he has developed a holistic approach that seeks to integrate a project’s form with its structure and building systems. This integrated approach has resulted in an increased understanding of the architectural, structural and mechanical systems of skyscrapers.

Adrian’s body of work includes some of the world tallest and most recognized buildings, yet his designs transcend mere height and have become landmarks because of their graceful design and inherent sensitivity to local context and culture.”

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Peter Irwin, CTBUH Trustee, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc.


Burj Khalifa
(While at Skidmore Owings and Merrill)

Dubai, UAE, 2010.

Jin Mao Building
(While at Skidmore Owings and Merrill)
Shanghai, China 1999
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Trump International Hotel & Tower
(While at Skidmore Owings and Merrill)
Chicago, USA, 2009.

For more information on Adrian Smith and his work please visit his company website.