CTBUH Platinum Member

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

About

Member Since: 1977

Member Offices: Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, Shanghai, Washington D.C.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Since its founding more than 80 years ago, SOM has earned a reputation for design excellence with a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries, and has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment.

The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with nearly 2,000 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Interior Design; Landscape Architecture; Marketing / Sales; Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing; Structural Engineering; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Platinum

Member Since

1977

Member Offices

  • Chicago

  • Dubai

  • Hong Kong

  • London

  • Los Angeles

  • Mumbai

  • New York City

  • San Francisco

  • Shanghai

  • Washington D.C.

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

2

One World Trade Center

541.3 m / 1,776 ft

3

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

4

Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

499.8 m / 1,640 ft

5

Greenland Centre

498 m / 1,634 ft

6

Zifeng Tower

450 m / 1,476 ft

7

Willis Tower

442.1 m / 1,451 ft

8

One Bangkok O4H4

436.1 m / 1,431 ft

9

Greenland Shandong International Financial Center

428 m / 1,404 ft

10

Trump International Hotel & Tower

423.2 m / 1,389 ft

Awards

One Manhattan West

Award of Excellence: One Manhattan West

Best Tall Building 300-399 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Fazlur Khan

Fazlur Khan

CTBUH Chairman, 1979 – 1982

Chicago

William Baker

William Baker

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2008 – 2014

Chicago

Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2020 – Present

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

06 November 2020

10° Convegno Internazionale Tall Buildings

CTBUH coordinates with Università Iuav di Venezia and Politecnico di Milano for the 10° Convegno Internazionale Tall Buildings (10th International Tall Buildings Conference). With the...

Research

20 October 2018

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...

Global News

15 October 2019

Plans Revealed for Two Trapezoidal Towers in Buenos Aires

Design details for Catalinas Rio, a waterfront office building complex in Buenos Aires’ Catalinas Norte business district expansion, have been released. The Skidmore, Owings &...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

26 Years

Most Common Function*

Office, 267 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 129 Buildings

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

 
 

*Based on 476 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.

 

Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floo