CTBUH Silver Member

Syska Hennessy Group

About

Member Since: 2009

Member Offices: San Francisco

Website: http://www.syska.com/

At Syska Hennessy Group, they create exceptional environments. By combining their expertise with all of the next generation tools that technology has to offer, they are able to provide high performance engineering, consulting and commissioning solutions for the built environment.

They are committed to being the best, to advancing engineering design practice and to supporting their clients with integrity and commitment. Through their highly collaborative approach, they engage with their clients to help them meet their challenges head on.

They embrace social responsibility, both in their workplace and in their design practice. And they are early adaptors of the 2030 Challenge, committing their practice to achieving carbon neutrality. Their thought leadership section demonstrates that they're ahead of their industry's curve.

Fields of Expertise

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing; Security Consultancy; Vertical Transportation Consultant

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2009

Member Offices

  • San Francisco

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Lotte World Tower

554.5 m / 1,819 ft

2

The Exchange 106

445.5 m / 1,462 ft

3

Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 2

292.1 m / 958 ft

4

Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1

272.9 m / 895 ft

5

Samsung China Headquarters

260 m / 853 ft

6

One Liberty Plaza

226.5 m / 743 ft

7

Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 3

205.5 m / 674 ft

8

Samsung Electronics Corporation HQ

203 m / 666 ft

9

Carlton Centre

201.2 m / 660 ft

10

The Mark

196.8 m / 646 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

19 September 2012

Climate, Cladding, and Conditioning Systems

This presentation examines the impact of building massing, the window to wall ratio (WWR), and two essential components of high-rise design – building envelope performance...

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Research

26 October 2015

Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings

Syska Hennessy Group and the Fire Department of the City of New York propose a paper and presentation detailing an overview of Fire/Life Safety in...

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Global News

05 November 2019

Hotel, Retail Portions of Los Angeles’ Century Plaza Open in Spring 2020

The ambitious $2.5-billion Century Plaza project, centered on the landmark crescent-shaped hotel that has hosted presidents and rock stars over more than five decades, has...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Seoul Light DMC Tower

Seoul

640 m

2,101 ft

2

Lotte World Tower

Seoul

555 m

1,819 ft

3

Busan Lotte Town Tower

Busan

510 m

1,674 ft

4

The Exchange 106

Kuala Lumpur

446 m

1,462 ft

5

Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 2

Busan

292 m

958 ft

6

Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1

Busan

273 m

895 ft

7

Samsung China Headquarters

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

8

One Liberty Plaza

New York City

227 m

743 ft

9

Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 3

Busan

206 m

674 ft

10

Samsung Electronics Corporation HQ

Seoul

203 m

666 ft

11

Carlton Centre

Johannesburg

201 m

660 ft

12

The Mark

Seattle

197 m

646 ft

13

Russell Investments Center

Seattle

182 m

598 ft

14

Century Plaza North Tower

Los Angeles

164 m

537 ft

14

Century Plaza South Tower

Los Angeles

164 m

537 ft

16

Samsung C&T Corporation HQ

Seoul

153 m

502 ft

16

Samsung Life Insurance Corporation HQ

Seoul

153 m

502 ft

18

Minmetals Financial Center

Shenzhen

145 m

476 ft

19

Carlton Hotel

Johannesburg

119 m

390 ft

20

535 Mission Street

San Francisco

115 m

379 ft

21

177 Huntington

Boston

112 m

367 ft

22

Beacon Tower

New York City

91 m

297 ft

23

David M. Rubinstein Forum

Chicago

51 m

166 ft

24

GEMS World Academy - Chicago, Lower School

Chicago

47 m

156 ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

17 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (50%), 11 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (52%), 11 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 22 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 21 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 22 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

19 September 2012 | Shanghai

Climate, Cladding, and Conditioning Systems

This presentation examines the impact of building massing, the window to wall ratio (WWR), and two essential components of high-rise design – building envelope performance...

19 September 2012 | Shanghai

Track 11: Façade as Climate Moderator Q & A

The Track 11 panel consisting of Henk de Bleecker, Permasteelisa Group; Thomas Winterstetter, Werner Sobek Group; Robert Bolin, Syska Hennessey; Russell Gilchrist, Gensler, answer questions...

11 October 2011 | Seoul

Water as The Next Oil: Strategies For Local Collection, Treatment and Re- Use In Supertall Buildings

The construction of supertall structures in major cities has created increased densities of population and increased demand for potable and non-potable water. Given the scale...

11 October 2011 | Seoul

Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 20: Q&A

Question & Answers session for Track Session 20.

10 October 2011 | Seoul

Balancing Energy, Air Movement, Daylight and Comfort in Atria in Tall Buildings

Atria have become ubiquitous as an amenity feature in mixed use, tall building developments around the world, with the unique ability to convey a sense...

26 October 2015

Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings

James Carrigan, Brian Blicher & Laura Bennett, SYSKA Hennessy Group; Chief Ronald Spadafora, New York City Fire Department

Syska Hennessy Group and the Fire Department of the City of New York propose a paper and presentation detailing an overview of Fire/Life Safety in...

19 September 2012

Climate, Cladding, and Conditioning Systems (One Size Fits All?)

Robert Bolin, Syska Hennessy; Russell Gilchrist, Gensler

The construction of tall buildings is no longer confined to their origins in North America. This phenomenon has been migrating eastward via the Middle-East to...

05 November 2019

Hotel, Retail Portions of Los Angeles’ Century Plaza Open in Spring 2020

The ambitious $2.5-billion Century Plaza project, centered on the landmark crescent-shaped hotel that has hosted presidents and rock stars over more than five decades, has...

23 October 2019

New Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper Set to Open After Government Scrutiny

Malaysia’s next supertall building will be ready to take in tenants in December 2019, its developer said on October 23, 2019, as backers look to...

23 August 2019

Tower M, a 145-Story Skyscraper, is Planned for Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Twin Towers, may lose its title as Malaysia’s tallest building(s), when The Exchange 106 and Menara PNB 118 are completed in Kuala Lumpur....

28 February 2019

Regulatory Hurdles Cleared for Seoul’s Next Tallest Building

The administrative procedures have been completed to erect what could be the new tallest building in Korea, after Hyundai Motor Group applied for the construction...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving SYSKA Hennessy Group

CTBUH New York Chapter Hosts Discussion on Health Care Design

14 November 2018

The CTBUH New York Future Leaders Committee hosted a discussion on strategies for healthcare resiliency, featuring architects, engineers, project managers and owners.

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

04 April 2017

CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

Insights and Innovations - The First 3D Printed Office Building

16 December 2015

CTBUH Chicago held a presentation that introduced current research and advances in the field of 3D printed building design.

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor

26–30 October 2015

After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.

CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor

06 November 2014

The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.