About

Member Since: 2009

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://www.esdglobal.com/

Environmental Systems Design improves society through the built environment. They create design solutions that not only meet their client / partner's needs and expectations but provide a safe environment to communicate, inspire, create, innovate, and evolve.

To do this they champion inclusion and collaboration both in-house and with clients. Having the ability to assemble project teams from a professional pool of 275+ people allows them to explore, collaborate, and share lessons learned from their diverse staff and utilize best practices when developing options and solutions to design challenges.

Above all, the value they place on the health and safety of their employees and clients through their design is paramount in their philosophic approach.

Fields of Expertise

Building Automation Control Systems; Cost Consulting; Fire Engineering; Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2009

Member Offices

  • Chicago

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

Jeddah Tower

1000 m / 3,281 ft

2

Wuhan Greenland Center

475.6 m / 1,560 ft

3

Chengdu Greenland Tower

468 m / 1,535 ft

4

Lakhta Center

462 m / 1,516 ft

5

Willis Tower

442.1 m / 1,451 ft

6

Uptown Tower

339 m / 1,112 ft

7

Bank of America Plaza

311.8 m / 1,023 ft

8

Two Prudential Plaza

303.3 m / 995 ft

9

Guoco Tower

283.7 m / 931 ft

10

900 North Michigan Avenue

265 m / 869 ft

Awards

110 North Wacker

Award of Excellence: 110 North Wacker

Best Tall Building 200-299 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Mehdi Jalayerian

Mehdi Jalayerian

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Chicago

Tyler Jensen

Tyler Jensen

CTBUH MEP Systems Committee, 2018 – Present

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

28 April 2020

Agile AEC

The pandemic crisis of COVID-19 has catalyzed a shockwave of action throughout the AEC industry like never before. The CTBUH Chicago Chapter presents a virtual...

Research

17 October 2016

Methods to Mitigate Costly and Disruptive Stack Effect in Super and Megatall Towers

Risks for developers of supertall and megatall towers come in many forms, as these developments are high profile and complex. One present risk is the...

Global News

03 February 2021

Airline Reduces Chicago Tower Footprint After Sweeping COVID-19-Related Cuts

United Airlines is shrinking its Willis Tower headquarters, where it has about 30 percent fewer workers than before the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline today confirmed...

Associated companies

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

20 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (46%), 31 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (48%), 32 Buildings

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

Total: 68 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 66 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 68 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.