CTBUH Silver Member

Front Inc.

About

Member Since: 2019

Member Offices: Hong Kong, London, New York City

Established in 2002, Front is a specialist façade consulting and engineering practice with offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Hong Kong. We are a cross-disciplinary group of creative individuals with professional backgrounds in Architecture and Engineering. We work with owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors, testing facilities and fabricators in a collaborative fashion. We are specialists in architectural façade systems for new and retrofit construction, including curtain wall, bespoke cladding systems and the use of structural glass, fabrics and related lightweight structures deploying a wide palette of materials. Our work ranges in size and complexity and includes large-scale high-rise projects, public and cultural institutions, additions to historically sensitive sites, as well as custom designed work for retail and private residences

Fields of Expertise

Façade Design / Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2019

Member Offices

  • Hong Kong

  • London

  • New York City

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

PIF Tower

385 m / 1,263 ft

2

Salesforce Tower

326.1 m / 1,070 ft

3

MahaNakhon

314 m / 1,030 ft

4

10 Hudson Yards

267.7 m / 878 ft

5

Brookfield Place Tower One

247 m / 810 ft

6

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

245.8 m / 806 ft

7

CCTV Headquarters

234 m / 768 ft

8

Shenzhen Energy Headquarters North Tower

218 m / 715 ft

9

Space Needle

184.4 m / 605 ft

10

Strata Tower

168 m / 551 ft

Awards

Salesforce Tower

Winner: Salesforce Tower

Best Tall Building Worldwide 2019

Ctbuh Leaders

Michael Min Ra

Michael Min Ra

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2020

New York City

Building Completions Timeline

 

Global News

23 October 2019

Designs for New San Francisco Development Revealed

A canyon-like tower by MVRDV and a twisting structure by Studio Gang are among the buildings to be revealed for a new San Francisco development....

Global News

25 July 2019

Foundation Work Begins For 29th & 5th, New York City’s Latest Skyscraper

Excavation work has commenced for 29th & 5th, Bjarke Ingels Group‘s proposed skyscraper at 3 West 29th Street in NoMad, New York City. Excavators, piling...

Global News

20 June 2019

New 28-Story Skyscraper to be Built in Oakland

The CEO of Kaiser Permanente announced 17 June 2019 that the company will be constructing a new headquarters in Oakland and will call it The...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

10 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential, 13 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite, 11 Buildings

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

 
 

*Based on 56 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.