About

Member Since: 2008

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://smithgill.com/

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient and sustainable architecture on an international scale.

They believe that architecture has the unique power to influence our world. They strive to create designs that aid society, advance technology, sustain the environment and inspire those around us to improve our world.

Their office is dedicated to the creation of new paradigms for sustainable development. They use a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes symbiotic relationship with the natural environment -- a philosophy they've termed ""global environmental contextualism.""

The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill and Robert Forest. Today there are 100 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2008

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

Central Park Tower

472.4 m / 1,550 ft

4

Chengdu Greenland Tower

468 m / 1,535 ft

5

Uptown Tower

339 m / 1,112 ft

6

Shenzhen Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center

300.8 m / 987 ft

7

Burj Vista Tower 1

254.6 m / 835 ft

8

FKI Tower

245.5 m / 805 ft

9

160 Front

240 m / 787 ft

10

830 Brickell

223.1 m / 732 ft

Awards

Central Park Tower

Award of Excellence: Central Park Tower

Best Tall Building 400 meters and above 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee, 2014 – Present

Chicago

Christopher Drew

Christopher Drew

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2016 – Present

Chicago

Chris Drew

Chris Drew

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2016 – Present

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

30 October 2019

Urban Advances: The Reality and The Virtual

Gordon Gill, Partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, speaks at the 2019 CTBUH International Congress in Chicago on 30 October 2019.

Research

27 April 2018

Technical Considerations for Akhmat Tower

The 435-meter Akhmat Tower in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, will be shaped to refer to the Nakh tower, a traditional watchtower typology in the region. A...

Global News

26 March 2021

Miami Office Tower Approaches Halfway Mark

As financial firms, technology companies and high-net worth individuals migrate to Miami en masse, construction is progressing at a Class A office tower underway in...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

5 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (39%), 7 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (53%), 8 Buildings

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

Total: 18 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 15 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 18 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.