CTBUH Gold Member

Perkins & Will

About

Member Since: 2008

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://www.perkinswill.com/

Since 1935, Perkins and Will has created innovative and award-winning designs for the world’s most forward-thinking clients. They are architects, interior designers, urban designers, landscape architects, consultants, and branded environment experts who approach design from all scales and perspectives.

They combine a deeply humanistic approach with results-driven pragmatism to create dynamic spaces for people. Research-focused and inventive, every day they reimagine how space can be used to foster stronger ties between communities, the built environment, and nature.

Their transformative designs help students learn better, patients heal faster, business teams perform stronger, and city dwellers have more meaningful daily experiences.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Historical Preservation; Interior Design; Landscape Architecture; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2008

Member Offices

  • Chicago

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

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

900 North Michigan Avenue

265 m / 869 ft

2

Chase Tower

264.6 m / 868 ft

3

Sail Tower

240 m / 787 ft

4

Burj Daman

235 m / 771 ft

5

No2 Opus Place

222.5 m / 730 ft

6

BLVD Heights Tower 1

200 m / 656 ft

7

Jade Signature

193.9 m / 636 ft

8

Warsaw One

187.8 m / 616 ft

9

One Oxford Centre

187.5 m / 615 ft

10

Southbank Building A

182.3 m / 598 ft

Awards

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Winner: Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Best Tall Mixed-Use Building 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

David LeFevre

David LeFevre

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2014 – Present

Atlanta

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

CTBUH Advisory Group, 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...

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Research

20 April 2017

River Beech Tower: A Tall Timber Experiment

The Chicago River Beech Tower is a collaborative research effort with the goal of identifying challenges and opportunities associated with designing increasingly tall mass timber...

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Global News

22 September 2021

Chicago Residential Project Along the Chicago River Underway

Lendlease recently celebrated breaking ground on The Reed, a 41-story, 440-residence community at 234 W. Polk St. in Chicago’s Printers Row neighborhood. The Reed is...

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Associated companies

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Chicago Spire

Chicago

610 m

2,000 ft

2

98 Fourteenth Street

Atlanta

280 m

920 ft

3

900 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago

265 m

869 ft

4

Chase Tower

Chicago

265 m

868 ft

5

Campanile

Frankfurt am Main

264 m

866 ft

6

100 North Wacker Drive

Chicago

260 m

853 ft

7

Sail Tower

Jeddah

240 m

787 ft

8

Burj Daman

Dubai

235 m

771 ft

9

River Beech Tower

Chicago

228 m

748 ft

10

No2 Opus Place

Atlanta

223 m

730 ft

11

Nara Towers & Marina

Beirut

216 m

709 ft

12

8 East 37th Street

New York City

213 m

699 ft

13

BLVD Heights Tower 1

Dubai

200 m

656 ft

14

Jade Signature

Sunny Isles Beach

194 m

636 ft

15

Warsaw One

Warsaw

188 m

616 ft

16

One Oxford Centre

Pittsburgh

188 m

615 ft

17

Southbank Building A

Chicago

182 m

598 ft

18

Platinum on the Bay

Miami

180 m

590 ft

19

The Clare

Chicago

180 m

589 ft

20

Residence Antilia

Mumbai

173 m

568 ft

21

Boeing International Headquarters

Chicago

171 m

560 ft

22

500 Alton Tower

Miami Beach

168 m

550 ft

23

European Commission Headquarters Tower 2

Brussels

164 m

538 ft

24

Oriental Fisherman's Wharf Tower

Shanghai

161 m

527 ft

25

5th & Virginia

Seattle

160 m

525 ft

26

Mashreq Bank Headquarters

Dubai

150 m

493 ft

27

BLVD Heights Tower 2

Dubai

150 m

492 ft

28

235 West Van Buren

Chicago

149 m

490 ft

29

333 Wacker Drive

Chicago

149 m

487 ft

30

1 Bank of America Center

Charlotte

148 m

484 ft

31

Millennium Broadway

New York City

147 m

481 ft

32

Soleil Center

Raleigh

146 m

480 ft

33

Talan Tower 1

Nur-Sultan

146 m

478 ft

34

MetroPlace

Burnaby

141 m

463 ft

35

River One

São Paulo

140 m

458 ft

36

Urban Mountain

Oslo

138 m

451 ft

37

The Reed

Chicago

136 m

447 ft

38

444 North Michigan

Chicago

136 m

445 ft

39

Bridgestone Americas Tower

Nashville

135 m

444 ft

40

3rd and Lenora

Seattle

134 m

440 ft

41

123 North Wacker

Chicago

133 m

435 ft

42

225 West Wacker

Chicago

132 m

433 ft

43

Skybridge

Chicago

128 m

421 ft

44

Southbank Building B

Chicago

127 m

418 ft

45

Northern Trust Building

Chicago

127 m

415 ft

46

The Stage

London

126 m

413 ft

47

Two First National Plaza

Chicago

124 m

407 ft

48

Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters

Riyadh

124 m

407 ft

49

Four Seasons Hotel

Beirut

120 m

394 ft

50

Signature Place

St. Petersburg (FL)

116 m

381 ft

51

Azure

Dallas

114 m

375 ft

52

European Commission Headquarters Tower 1

Brussels

114 m

374 ft

53

The Admiral at the Lake

Chicago

112 m

368 ft

54

230 West Monroe Street

Chicago

108 m

353 ft

55

Florsheim Tower

Chicago

107 m

352 ft

56

Marine Gateway North Residential

Vancouver

107 m

351 ft

57

1700 Huangxing Road

Shanghai

106 m

346 ft

58

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Toronto

105 m

345 ft

59

1101 8th Avenue Tower 1

Seattle

105 m

345 ft

59

1101 8th Avenue Tower 2

Seattle

105 m

345 ft

61

M.I.T. Kendall Square Dorm

Cambridge

104 m

342 ft

62

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Alexandria (VA)

103 m

338 ft

63

526 Granville Street

Vancouver

102 m

335 ft

64

Breiavatnet Lanterna

Stavanger

101 m

331 ft

65

707 Terry Avenue North Tower

Seattle

101 m

330 ft

65

707 Terry Avenue South Tower

Seattle

101 m

330 ft

67

101 North Wacker

Chicago

99 m

325 ft

68

The Cooper

Chicago

98 m

321 ft

69

2 North LaSalle Street

Chicago

96 m

316 ft

70

5055 Joyce Street

Vancouver

96 m

315 ft

71

One American Place

Baton Rouge

95 m

310 ft

72

Public Pool

Chicago

94 m

308 ft

73

Casaviva BKO

São Paulo

92 m

302 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 27 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

73

VN Capote Valente

São Paulo

92 m

302 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 27 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

75

lilli Midtown

Atlanta

91 m

297 ft

76

Southbank Building C

Chicago

90 m

296 ft

77

Riley Towers I

Indianapolis

90 m

295 ft

77

Riley Towers II

Indianapolis

90 m

295 ft

79

Noble Square Co-op

Chicago

90 m

295 ft

80

Marine Gateway South Residential

Vancouver

88 m

289 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 26 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

80

You, Perdizes

São Paulo

88 m

289 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 26 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

82

Malmö Live

Malmö

87 m

287 ft

83

225 Carlton

Winnipeg

87 m

285 ft

84

MIT Kendall Square Building 5

Cambridge

85 m

280 ft

85

22 West Washington

Chicago

84 m

276 ft

86

Marine Gateway Office

Vancouver

78 m

256 ft

87

MaxHaus Berrini Torre 1

São Paulo

77 m

253 ft

87

MaxHaus Berrini Torre 2

São Paulo

77 m

253 ft

89

Scotia Bank Tower

Winnipeg

77 m

253 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 17 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 309 other buildings of the same office / retail function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

90

Rush University Medical Center Hospital Tower

Chicago

77 m

252 ft

91

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Houston

77 m

252 ft

92

MaxHaus Anália Franco Torre 1

São Paulo

75 m

246 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 22 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

92

MaxHaus Anália Franco Torre 2

São Paulo

75 m

246 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 22 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

94

Cambridge Crossing, Parcel G

Cambridge

74 m

243 ft

95

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre A

Porto Alegre

68 m

223 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 20 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

96

U.S. Gypsum Building

Chicago

67 m

220 ft

97

MaxHaus Alto da Boa Vista

São Paulo

62 m

205 ft

98

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre B

Porto Alegre

61 m

200 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 18 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

98

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre C

Porto Alegre

61 m

200 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 18 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,139 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

100

PPA 30 Parcel 2.11

Riyadh

55 m

180 ft

101

European Commission Headquarters Tower 3

Brussels

52 m

171 ft

101

European Commission Headquarters Tower 4

Brussels

52 m

171 ft

103

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

Oslo

46 m

151 ft

104

Højhus Jagtvej Nord

Nuuk (Godthaab)

38 m

125 ft

104

Højhus Jagtvej Syd

Nuuk (Godthaab)

38 m

125 ft

106

Qullilerfik

Nuuk (Godthaab)

32 m

105 ft

107

Dubai Tower

Dubai

- m

- ft

108

TCF Bank Building

Minneapolis

- m

- ft

109

Sheet Music Tower

Nashville

- m

- ft

110

Monroe Block Office Tower

Detroit

- m

- ft

111

Aimberê by You,Inc

São Paulo

- m

- ft

112

Maya Parque das Nações

Campo Grande

- m

- ft

112

Monroe Block Residential Tower

Detroit

- m

- ft

114

Oscar by You,Inc

São Paulo

- m

- ft

115

PPA 30 Parcel 4.01

Riyadh

- m

- ft

115

The Sutton Place Hotel

Winnipeg

- m

- ft

117

Current

Chicago

- m

- ft

118

K8

Stavanger

- m

- ft

118

Onni South Lake Union West Tower

Seattle

- m

- ft

118

The Sutton Place Residences

Winnipeg

- m

- ft

121

The Galbraith

Dallas

- m

- ft

121

University of Miami Clinical Research Building

Miami

- m

- ft

123

Onni South Lake Union East Tower

Seattle

- m

- ft

124

Hypar Tower 1

Dubai

- m

- ft

124

Hypar Tower 2

Dubai

- m

- ft

124

Riverline Building F

Chicago

- m

- ft

124

Riverline Roosevelt Road Tower

Chicago

- m

- ft

124

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center Phase 2

Chicago

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

17 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (45%), 38 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (81%), 47 Buildings

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

Total: 84 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 58 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 84 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.

 

Designated Experts

Ctbuh Leaders At Perkins & Will

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2014 – Present

David LeFevre

Senior Project Designer, Perkins & Will

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2018 – Present

Michael Palmer

Managing Principal, Perkins & Will

28 April 2020 | Online Event

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...

20 April 2017

River Beech Tower: A Tall Timber Experiment

Jeff Sanner & Todd Snapp, Perkins+Will; Alejandro Fernandez, Thornton Tomasetti; et al.

The Chicago River Beech Tower is a collaborative research effort with the goal of identifying challenges and opportunities associated with designing increasingly tall mass timber...

01 August 2010

The High-rise as a Retirement Community

Bridget Lesniak & Robert Neper, Perkins + Will; Donald Hamlin, Thornton Tomasetti

As cities are becoming denser, the functions of high-rises are expanding. In addition, the central business district is no longer the exclusive region of the...

22 September 2021

Chicago Residential Project Along the Chicago River Underway

Lendlease recently celebrated breaking ground on The Reed, a 41-story, 440-residence community at 234 W. Polk St. in Chicago’s Printers Row neighborhood. The Reed is...

12 July 2021

Mixed-use Building in Stavanger Interprets Scandinavian Design

A 16-story mixed-use project in Stavanger is progressing, with the construction contract recently awarded. K8’s developer, Base Property, signed Skanska on to build the 15,000...

21 December 2020

Renderings Unveiled For The Reed At Southbank

Renderings have been revealed for The Reed, the second residential tower at Southbank. Located on a 7.5-acre (3.03-hectare), waterfront site, Southbank is a megadevelopment that...

01 October 2020

Skinny 24-Story Office Tower Proposed for Granville Street in Vancouver

Despite the devastating economic effects of COVID-19, downtown Vancouver’s office market remains amongst North America’s tightest and most competitive office markets due to the city’s...

22 September 2020

Green-Walled Vancouver Proposal Shifts to Rental Properties

During a public hearing in early October 2020, Vancouver City Council will deliberate on Westbank’s rezoning application to build a residential tower at 5055 Joyce...

14 August 2019

High-Rise Development Intensifies in Winnipeg’s Entertainment District

Five new high-rise buildings are currently under development in Winnipeg’s downtown area, True North Square. The city’s Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment District (SHED) is centered...

14 August 2019

High-Rise Development Intensifies in Winnipeg’s Entertainment District

Five new high-rise buildings are currently under development in Winnipeg’s downtown area, True North Square. The city’s Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment District (SHED) is centered...

14 August 2019

High-Rise Development Intensifies in Winnipeg’s Entertainment District

Five new high-rise buildings are currently under development in Winnipeg’s downtown area, True North Square. The city’s Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment District (SHED) is centered...

14 August 2019

High-Rise Development Intensifies in Winnipeg’s Entertainment District

Five new high-rise buildings are currently under development in Winnipeg’s downtown area, True North Square. The city’s Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment District (SHED) is centered...

01 March 2019

As One Chicago Lakefront Project Gets a New Deadline, Another is Announced

The owner of the Chicago Spire site could have another year to begin developing the lakefront site, four months after a downtown alderman rejected a...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Perkins & Will

CTBUH Turkey Committee Presents: Future Design Trends in Construction

18 June 2020

The CTBUH Turkey Committee presents a discussion on the implications of COVID-19 on the design of construction projects.

CTBUH Atlanta Hosts Tall Timber Panel Event

26 July 2018

CTBUH Atlanta recently held an evening of panel presentations that addressed some of the challenges and opportunities associated with designing mass timber structures.

Fourth Building Tall Lecture Series: Greening Tall

01 February 2018

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and CTBUH hosted a panel discussion on the movement to incorporate green features into tall buildings.

CTBUH and AIA Highlight 2017's Top Middle Eastern Architects

04 October 2017

CTBUH Dubai and AIA Middle East partnered to host an event that focused on this year's top Middle Eastern architects and interior designers.

CTBUH Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings

08 June 2017

CTBUH joined a CCHRB seminar on "The Heavy Timber High Rise: Building Tall with Wood in the 21st Century," focused on new applications of wood as a structural material.

Seattle YPC Tours Troy Block

01 December 2016

The Seattle Chapter of the Young Professionals Committee hosted a site tour of Troy Block, providing significant insight into the relationship of the historical and new.