CTBUH Silver Member

BALA Engineers

About

Member Since: 2014

Member Offices: Philadelphia

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

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

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

Award of Excellence: Comcast Technology Center

Best Tall Building 300-399 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Robert Voth

Robert Voth

CTBUH Chapter Treasurer, 2018 – Present

Philadelphia

Building Completions Timeline

 

Global News

18 June 2019

Design for New 47-Story Condo Tower in Philadelphia Revealed

In a ceremony at the Kimmel Center Tuesday, Carl Dranoff revealed what he called “the crowning achievement of my career.” That achievement is a 47-story,...

Global News

24 September 2020

Specialty Care Pavilion to Rise in Philadelphia

Jefferson Health has announced plans for the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion, the latest in the organization’s portfolio of properties in the Market East district...

Associated companies

Bala | TMP Engineers (2017)

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

19 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential, 15 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 12 Buildings

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

 
 

*Based on 35 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 floor height recorded.