CTBUH Gold Member

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

About

Member Since: 1983

Member Offices: Seattle

Website: http://www.mka.com/

MKA’s passion is creating structural systems for buildings of all shapes, sizes, and complexities and civil site and infrastructure designs for architectural projects. In addition to traditional structural and civil engineering services, they offer enhanced expertise in seismic, wind, vibration, existing building, performance-based, and blast engineering and site strategies for low-impact design, site infrastructure planning, strategic water planning, and excavation shoring.

MKA has been presented with a top national ACEC engineering design award (the most significant recognition by their peers) 26 times in the last 29 years–three times more than any competitor engineering firm in the United States; and the ""Grand Conceptor"" award three times. Collectively, their projects have won 500+ awards from a variety of industry organizations. If it can be done, MKA can do it.

Fields of Expertise

Civil Engineering; Seismic Design; Structural Engineering

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 The St. Regis Chicago
362.9 m / 1,191  ft
2 Suning Plaza Tower 1
338 m / 1,109  ft
3 Salesforce Tower
326.1 m / 1,070  ft
4 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1
320 m / 1,050  ft
5 Leatop Plaza
302.7 m / 993  ft
6 50 Main Street
302.4 m / 992  ft
7 Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel
300 m / 984  ft
8 One Chicago - 14 West Superior
295.8 m / 971  ft
9 Key Tower
288.7 m / 947  ft
10 Columbia Center
284.4 m / 933  ft

Awards

Salesforce Tower

Award of Excellence: Salesforce Tower

Best Tall Building, by Height, 200-299 meters 2024

Ctbuh Leaders

Jeremy Hasselbauer

Jeremy Hasselbauer

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Seattle, 2017 – Present

Seattle

Alex Wiley

Alex Wiley

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Seattle, 2017 – Present

Sean Clifton

Sean Clifton

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2022 – Present

Seattle

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

23 May 2022

Comparing Carbon Footprints of Steel & Timber Systems Equitably

A project between MKA and Nucor sought to determine: How do steel and timber systems compare when their quantities and carbon footprints are both measured?...

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Research

22 December 2023

Remembering Charles H. Thornton, 2012 Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Awardee

This edition of Talking Tall is an interview from the CTBUH archives. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat would like to remember Charles...

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Global News

17 June 2024

A Long-Awaited 73-Story Residential Skyscraper Opens in Chicago

1000M, the newest residential skyscraper in downtown Chicago, officially opened on 13 June 2024. Designed by the late legendary architect Helmut Jahn, the 73-story tower...

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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
Height
1 Jeddah Tower

1,000 m / 3,281 ft

2 Doha Convention Center Tower

551 m / 1,808 ft

3 One World Trade Center

417 m / 1,368 ft

4 Two World Trade Center

415 m / 1,362 ft

5 Suning Xinjiekou Plaza

388 m / 1,273 ft

6 Concord City

378 m / 1,240 ft

7 The St. Regis Chicago

363 m / 1,191 ft

8 Four Seasons Hotel Tower 2

355 m / 1,165 ft

9 Nanjing International Center 3

346 m / 1,136 ft

10 Suning Plaza Tower 1

338 m / 1,109 ft

11 Salesforce Tower

326 m / 1,070 ft

12 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1

320 m / 1,050 ft

13 One Brickell City Centre

317 m / 1,040 ft

14 Nanjing International Center 3

306 m / 1,004 ft

15 Leatop Plaza

303 m / 993 ft

16 50 Main Street

302 m / 992 ft

17 Skyrise Miami

302 m / 990 ft

18 Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel

300 m / 984 ft

19 One Chicago - 14 West Superior

296 m / 971 ft

20 Key Tower

289 m / 947 ft

21 Columbia Center

284 m / 933 ft

22 Oceanwide Center Tower 1

277 m / 910 ft

23 NEMA Chicago

273 m / 896 ft

24 888 2nd Avenue

271 m / 888 ft

25 Trump Tower Mumbai

266 m / 874 ft

26 Energy Tower at City Center

265 m / 869 ft

27 Aqua at Lakeshore East

262 m / 859 ft

28 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 2

260 m / 853 ft

29 Rainier Square

258 m / 847 ft

30 Salesforce Tower

255 m / 835 ft

31 Highcliff

252 m / 828 ft

32 The 42

249 m / 817 ft

33 1000M

245 m / 805 ft

34 The Imperium at Capital Commons

240 m / 787 ft

35 300 North LaSalle

239 m / 785 ft

36 The Royalton

230 m / 755 ft

37 Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower

227 m / 744 ft

38 Two Union Square

226 m / 740 ft

39 Marina One

225 m / 740 ft

40 Maven at Capitol Commons

225 m / 738 ft

40 Suning Plaza Tower 2

225 m / 738 ft

42 Texas Tower

224 m / 735 ft

43 River Point

223 m / 732 ft

44 BMO Tower

222 m / 729 ft

45 150 North Riverside

221 m / 724 ft

46 Seattle Municipal Tower

220 m / 722 ft

47 Suzhou Keyne Center Residential Tower

220 m / 722 ft

48 The Summit

220 m / 721 ft

49 Museum Plaza

212 m / 696 ft

50 World Finance Tower

212 m / 696 ft

51 21st Century Mansion

210 m / 689 ft

52 111 South Wacker

208 m / 681 ft

53 ATX Tower

206 m / 675 ft

54 340 on the Park

205 m / 672 ft

55 Wolf Point East

204 m / 668 ft

56 Shihao Center Tower 1

200 m / 656 ft

57 Lodha Altamount

195 m / 640 ft

58 155 North Wacker

195 m / 638 ft

59 One Brickell City Centre

193 m / 634 ft

60 Safeco Plaza

192 m / 630 ft

61 RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower

192 m / 630 ft

62 Oceanwide Center Tower 2

191 m / 627 ft

63 Viridian at Greenhills

190 m / 623 ft

64 The Avery

188 m / 618 ft

65 One Rincon Hill South Tower

184 m / 605 ft

66 Russell Investments Center

182 m / 598 ft

67 Pacific Plaza Tower 1

179 m / 587 ft

67 Pacific Plaza Tower 2

179 m / 587 ft

69 One Chicago - 23 West Chicago Avenue

175 m / 574 ft

70 One Roxas Triangle

174 m / 572 ft

70 Two Roxas Triangle

174 m / 572 ft

72 Loews Chicago Hotel

173 m / 569 ft

73 RCBC Plaza Tower 2

170 m / 558 ft

74 Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons

169 m / 554 ft

75 Brava

167 m / 549 ft

76 Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza

166 m / 543 ft

77 One Rincon Hill North Tower

165 m / 541 ft

78 Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences

164 m / 539 ft

79 2+U

161 m / 527 ft

80 Amazon Tower I

160 m / 524 ft

81 North Squared

159 m / 522 ft

82 Amazon Tower II

159 m / 521 ft

83 Rise

159 m / 520 ft

84 Amazon Tower III

159 m / 520 ft

85 One Delisle

158 m / 518 ft

86 CNA Center

158 m / 517 ft

87 EAST, Miami

157 m / 516 ft

88 Rainier Tower

157 m / 514 ft

89 Fourth and Madison Building

156 m / 512 ft

90 Four Seasons Private Residences

156 m / 510 ft

91 Lodha Altia

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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.
91 Lodha Dioro

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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.
91 Lodha Elisium

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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.
91 Lodha Enchante

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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.
91 Lodha Estrella

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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.
91 Lodha Evoq

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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.
91 Lodha Gardenia

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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 Reach

153 m / 503 ft

99 The Tides at Lakeshore East

152 m / 500 ft

100 500 North Lake Shore Drive

151 m / 497 ft

101 No. 9 Walton

151 m / 494 ft

102 Pacific Plaza Condominiums

150 m / 492 ft

103 Avila South Tower

150 m

492 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 44 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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.
104 Ten Thousand

147 m / 483 ft

105 The Century

146 m / 478 ft

106 PP 10 Parcel 3.04 Office Tower

145 m / 474 ft

107 Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

143 m / 469 ft

108 Rosewood Abu Dhabi

140 m / 460 ft

109 One Union Square

139 m / 456 ft

110 The Reed

137 m / 451 ft

111 The Shoreham

137 m / 450 ft

112 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

136 m / 447 ft

113 MILA

135 m / 444 ft

114 Marriott Marquis Chicago

135 m / 444 ft

115 AMLI Arc Tower

135 m / 442 ft

116 340 Fremont Street

134 m / 440 ft

117 Cirrus

134 m / 440 ft

117 West Edge Tower

134 m / 440 ft

119 415 Natoma Street

133 m / 435 ft

120 Mira

130 m / 427 ft

121 Phoenix Observation Tower

130 m / 427 ft

122 The Infinity II

128 m / 420 ft

123 171 Dartmouth Street

128 m / 419 ft

124 Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana

127 m / 418 ft

125 600 Canal Place

127 m / 417 ft

126 2 East Erie

126 m / 415 ft

127 State and Chestnut

125 m / 410 ft

128 JW Marriott Convention Hotel

124 m / 408 ft

129 Aspira Apartments

124 m / 407 ft

130 The Eight

122 m / 400 ft

131 399 Fremont

122 m / 400 ft

132 Station East

122 m / 400 ft

133 Maxem at Capitol Commons

121 m / 397 ft

134 United States Federal Courthouse

119 m / 390 ft

135 7Seventy7

118 m / 387 ft

136 8 NEMA

118 m / 387 ft

137 Austin Marriott Downtown

118 m / 386 ft

138 The Lumen

116 m / 382 ft

139 Century Square

116 m / 381 ft

140 100 Above The Park

116 m / 381 ft

141 Hotel Palomar

116 m / 380 ft

142 Hilton Cleveland

116 m / 380 ft

143 JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

115 m / 376 ft

144 Omni San Diego Hotel and The Metropolitan

114 m / 375 ft

145 LPM Apartments

114 m / 374 ft

146 Arkadia Tower

112 m / 369 ft

147 5th & Brazos

109 m / 357 ft

148 The Helix

107 m / 352 ft

149 The Infinity I

107 m / 350 ft

150 Gio Midtown

106 m / 348 ft

151 River East

105 m / 344 ft

152 Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 2

105 m / 343 ft

153 Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 1

103 m / 337 ft

154 Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 3

101 m / 330 ft

155 Hyatt Regency Salt lake City

100 m / 327 ft

156 PP 10 Parcel 3.04 Residential Tower

98 m / 320 ft

157 Garage East

93 m / 305 ft

158 200 Park Avenue

91 m / 300 ft

159 River North Marriott Suites

91 m / 298 ft

160 Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters

91 m / 297 ft

161 Avila North Tower

85 m

279 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 25 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,262 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.
162 IBM Building

84 m / 276 ft

163 PP 10 Parcel 3.05 Office Tower

83 m / 274 ft

164 Millennium Tower

83 m / 272 ft

165 643 North Spring Street

82 m / 270 ft

166 Frontier

82 m / 268 ft

167 The Canyon at Mission Rock

81 m / 265 ft

168 The Regent

81 m / 265 ft

169 18 NEMA

75 m / 245 ft

170 Luma

73 m / 240 ft

171 One South Market

73 m / 238 ft

172 Le Meridian Hotel Denver Downtown

70 m / 231 ft

173 Shinsegae International

69 m / 226 ft

174 PP 10 Parcel 3.05 Residential Tower

67 m / 220 ft

175 Tower Building

67 m / 220 ft

176 Marquette Plaza

65 m / 212 ft

177 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion

62 m / 203 ft

178 4th & Harrison

62 m / 203 ft

179 Xavier

61 m / 201 ft

180 Seattle Central Library

60 m / 196 ft

181 Aloft Chicago City Center, Fairfield Inn River North, Hyatt Place River North

58 m / 190 ft

182 City Hyde Park

52 m / 172 ft

183 The University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

50 m / 164 ft

184 T3 Sterling Road Building 5A

40 m / 131 ft

185 T3 Sterling Road Building 3A

32 m / 104 ft

186 T3

26 m / 85 ft

186 T3 West Midtown

26 m / 85 ft

188 Four Seasons Private Residences

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188 New Cuffe Parade Tower 10

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188 New Cuffe Parade Tower 11

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188 New Cuffe Parade Tower 12

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188 New Cuffe Parade Tower 8

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193 One Filinvest

-

194 NAIOP Office Building of the Future

-

195 700 Canal Place

-

196 Lodha Excelus

-

196 Shihao Center Tower 2

-

196 The Net

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Statistics

Average Building Age*

13 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (47%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (59%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 78 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 75 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

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