CTBUH Silver Member

BALA Engineers

About

Member Since: 2014

Member Offices: Philadelphia

Website: http://www.bala.com/

BALA has been in the forefront of providing critical and technologically advanced engineering for more than three decades. What began in Philadelphia continues to expand across the country and around the world.

Their project history is rich with solving complex engineering challenges in data centers, office buildings, college campuses, healthcare complexes and high rise urban towers.

Their history of firsts includes the first LEED-CS Certified Platinum building in the world, being the first Engineering Firm with a LEED-CI Certified office, the tallest LEED Certified building in the U.S., and many more. From their pioneering role in sustainable design, to the emergence of CAD and our adoption of Revit/BIM, BALA provides high performance solutions in engineering, consulting and commissioning.

Fields of Expertise

Engineering, Other; Environmental Engineering; Fire Engineering; Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing; Security Consultancy; Structural Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2014

Member Offices

  • Philadelphia

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

Comcast Technology Center

339.1 m / 1,112 ft

2

Comcast Center

296.7 m / 974 ft

3

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

222.5 m / 730 ft

4

The W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia

188 m / 617 ft

5

The Laurel

182.6 m / 599 ft

6

111 Huntington Avenue

172 m / 564 ft

7

Arthaus

160.9 m / 528 ft

8

The St. James

151.8 m / 498 ft

9

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

150 m / 492 ft

10

Atlantic Wharf

139 m / 456 ft

Awards

Comcast Technology Center

Winner: Comcast Technology Center

Best Tall Building Americas 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Robert Voth

Robert Voth

CTBUH Chapter Treasurer, 2018 – Present

Philadelphia

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

American Commerce Center

Philadelphia

460 m

1,509 ft

2

Comcast Technology Center

Philadelphia

339 m

1,112 ft

3

Comcast Center

Philadelphia

297 m

974 ft

4

Bridgeman`s View Tower

Philadelphia

279 m

915 ft

5

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

Philadelphia

223 m

730 ft

6

The W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia

Philadelphia

188 m

617 ft

7

The Laurel

Philadelphia

183 m

599 ft

8

111 Huntington Avenue

Boston

172 m

564 ft

9

Arthaus

Philadelphia

161 m

528 ft

10

The St. James

Philadelphia

152 m

498 ft

11

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Philadelphia

150 m

492 ft

12

One Theatre Square

Newark

147 m

482 ft

13

Atlantic Wharf

Boston

139 m

456 ft

14

Prime

Nashville

139 m

456 ft

15

Evo at Cira Centre South

Philadelphia

130 m

427 ft

16

Alcove

Nashville

127 m

416 ft

17

Telus House

Toronto

126 m

413 ft

18

1706 Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia

122 m

400 ft

19

10 Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia

121 m

396 ft

20

Aria

Philadelphia

119 m

389 ft

21

Symphony House

Philadelphia

114 m

375 ft

22

The Alexander

Philadelphia

113 m

370 ft

23

3025 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

110 m

361 ft

24

210 West Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia

104 m

342 ft

25

1919 Market

Philadelphia

102 m

335 ft

26

W Boston Hotel and Residences

Boston

93 m

306 ft

27

Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters

Cambridge

91 m

297 ft

28

1213 Walnut

Philadelphia

90 m

294 ft

29

3737 Chestnut

Philadelphia

86 m

282 ft

30

The Summit at University City

Philadelphia

85 m

279 ft

31

121 Seaport

Boston

80 m

262 ft

32

One Theatre Square

Newark

77 m

251 ft

33

One Independence Place

Philadelphia

75 m

247 ft

34

One Marina Park Drive

Boston

75 m

247 ft

35

Two Independence Place

Philadelphia

75 m

245 ft

36

101 Seaport

Boston

74 m

243 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 17 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,334 other buildings of the same office 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.

36

800 Walnut Street

Philadelphia

74 m

243 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 17 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,334 other buildings of the same office 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.

38

Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel

Boston

64 m

210 ft

39

The Commonwealth

Philadelphia

63 m

206 ft

40

Bridge

Philadelphia

60 m

197 ft

CTBUH Initiatives Involving BALA Engineers

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Living Off the Land

13 October 2021

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) together with the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania has assembled a panel of thought leaders for a symposium to address food security, public common space, and how architecture can provide a self sustaining physical, cultural, and economic model for cities.

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Building Tall & Going Deep in the San Francisco Bay Area

16 February 2021

The CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter hosts a virtual seminar on the challenges of building tall in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Public Common Space

04 November 2020

The CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter presents a virtual seminar on public common spaces and the impact of the institutions that govern it.

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Urban Habitat: The Future of Public Space

28 May 2020

The CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter hosts a discussion on the future of urban planning and design in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor

26–30 October 2015

After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.