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1 Feb 24 | Real Estate News EXchange
CF opens Toronto’s 'Incredible' 160 Front St. W. Office Tower
47-storey, 1.26M sq. ft. high-rise a marquee property for Cadillac Fairview in city core... MORE

16 Nov 23 | Southeast Asia Building Magazine
Decarbonisation in the Built Environment – Insights from Architects
SEAB asks architects to share their thoughts on how design can help to meet carbon reduction targets and the challenges that they face... MORE

13 Nov 23 | Steel Design Magazine
It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts
Structural steel serves as support for Toronto’s newest skyscraper... MORE

5 Oct 23 | Time Out Dubai
Expo City’s Al Wasl Plaza secures Guinness World Record
The city’s trophy cabinet has a new addition... MORE

6 Dec 22 | Architect Magazine
From Mountain Range to Trophy Pedestals: New York Is No longer a Neo-geological Wonder
Aaron Betsky explores the supertall skyscrapers of Manhattan's Billionaires' Row... MORE

7 Nov 22 | Archinect
New AS+GG book explores design process behind world’s tallest towers
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) has published a new book charting the firm’s design and delivery of some of the world’s tallest structures... MORE

30 Oct 22 | BBC
Will we ever… live in city-sized buildings?
The cities of science fiction are frequently portrayed as all-encompassing and self-contained structures, but how feasible is it to build a colossal city in a building? MORE

27 Oct 22 |
How to build supertall: Designers of the world's tallest towers share their secrets
The world's tallest building casts a long shadow... MORE

13 Oct 22 | Architizer
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Develop Al Wasl Plaza Transforming the Role of Public Urban Space
Architizer chatted with Gordon Gill, FAIA, OAA and Co-Founder at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, to learn more about this project... MORE

26 Aug 22 | Global Design News
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s Xian Tower is a sustainable high-rise development and an homage to Xian’s rich cultural history
Erected by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture for Greenland Holdings Corporation, Xian Tower is a sustainable high-rise development that responds to today’s environmental requirements and is inspired by Xian Warriors.. MORE

7 Jul 22 | Construction Week
DMCC Uptown Tower completes façade works
DMCC Uptown Tower, reaches major construction milestone, redefining the emirate’s iconic skyline.. MORE

23 may 22 | Chicago Urbanize
CoD reviews Roseland Community Medical District
The plan will revitalize the area through healthcare investment.. MORE

28 April 22 | Yahoo Finance
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to design first project in Egypt's New Administrative Capital
World-renowned international design firm will design first project in Egypt's New Administrative Capital (NAC) with Magnom Properties... MORE

14 apr 22 |
Pullman’s ‘company town’ is being restored in Chicago
George Pullman came to Chicago in 1855 and went to work jacking up buildings downtown to improve the swampy city’s drainage... MORE

29 Jan 22 | Arabian Business
Uptown Tower, Dubai’s new supertall skycraper set for Q3 completion.
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre senior executive says nearly 25% of commercial space has been pre-leased... MORE

26 Jan 22 | Global Construction Review
Besix’s Dubai Uptown Tower tops out at 329m
Concrete work on the Dubai Uptown Tower topped out at 329m this month, while the tower itself will reach a final height of 340m when complete in the autumn of this year... MORE

25 Jan 22 | The National News
Dubai’s latest skyscraper Uptown Tower peaks at 329 metres
Skyscraper completion expected to be in autumn... MORE

24 Jan 22 | World-Architects
US Building of the Week: Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion
Steppenwolf had been undertaking a search for an architect to translate their artistic vision and met with Gordon Gill in 2007 at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s offices in Chicago... MORE

12 Jan 22 | The Architect's Newspaper
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s expansion of the Steppenwolf Theatre brings the backstage to the house
Theaters... are places for architectural magic... MORE

4 Nov 21 | BBC News
Does the skyscraper still have a future?
China has restricted construction of very tall buildings, calling them vanity projects... MORE

25 oct 21 | The Architect's Newspaper
The restoration of Chicago’s former Pullman Company Town commemorates a pivotal site of progressive American labor
When Andrea Terry, a principal at the Chicago architecture firm Bauer Latoza Studio began working on the renovation of the Pullman Administration Clock Tower Building in 2017, it had no floor, lots of racoons, and trees growing inside... MORE

30 Nov 20 | Greentech Media
Getting Building Height Right for the Climate
Skyscrapers use and lose more energy than low-rise buildings, research shows. Can smarter design and technology change that? ... MORE

2 Nov 20  | Chicago Tribune
Rising in a pandemic: Steppenwolf’s new theater campus is a $54 million bet on returning to normalcy
In March of last year, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre officially announced its campus expansion: a new $54 million theater-in-the-round... MORE

14 Oct 20  | Architect's Newspaper
Expo 2020 Dubai teases blossoming pavilions ahead of rescheduled festival
Expo 2020 Dubai is now technically Expo 2021 Dubai given the sixth-month global event was pushed back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic with a new opening on October 1, 2021... MORE

20 feb 20 | Chicago Tribune
Five years after monument designation, Pullman finally has the money to fulfill park’s potential
Five years ago, then-President Barack Obama designated the historic Pullman neighborhood a national monument... MORE

28 jan 20  | Architect Magazine
The Pathway to Net Zero Carbon Buildings
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and other partners are testing lower- and even negative-carbon concrete solutions… MORE

15 Jan 20 | Architect Magazine
With Housing’s Carbon Footprint, Density Matters
A new e-book from Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture analyzes the embodied carbon and other attributes of nine housing types... MORE

14 Jan 20 | Architectural Digest
The 11 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2020
In the words of architect Robert Venturi, we believe these buildings will allow you to “see familiar things in an unfamiliar way.... MORE

11 Nov 19 | Architect Magazine
The 2019 Architect 50: Here are the top firms of the year
The ARCHITECT 50 attempts to answer a simple question: Who had the best year? ... MORE

19 sep 19 | Construction Week Online
The engineering behind Expo 2020 Dubai's Al Wasl Plaza
She carries the original name of Dubai... MORE

19 sep 19 | Construction Business News
Expo 2020 Dubai lifts final piece of Al Wasl Plaza’s dome into place
Months of planning have successfully led to the final piece of Al Wasl dome being lifted into place... MORE

18 sep 19 | MEED
Al-Wasl Plaza dome adorned with steel crown
Expo 2020 construction achieves key milestone following the installation of the 550-tonne Al-Wasl Plaza crown structure... MORE

18 sep 19 | The Architect's Newspaper
Central Park Tower tops out to become the world's tallest residential building
The 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower is officially the tallest residential building in the world... MORE

16 sep 19 | New York Magazine
The Challenges of Constructing New York’s Tallest Apartment Building
When Central Park Tower officially tops out at 1,550 feet on September 17... MORE

10 September 2019 | The Next Miami
New Details of 830 Brickell Released, Set to begin Vertical Construction Now and Become Miami’s Most Modern Office Tower
Vertical construction is about to begin at the 830 Brickell tower across from Brickell City Centre, and developers have released new details of what they say will be Miami’s most contemporary office tower... MORE

30 jul 19 | Curbed Chicago
Willis Tower loses claim to highest roof in the Western Hemisphere to NY skyscraper
Manhattan’s Central Park Tower surpassed Willis’s 1,453-foot roof on its way to a 1,550-foot final height... MORE

19 feb 19 | Offsite
Chicago’s Architecture Center Shines While Houston’s Waits to be Rebuilt after Harvey Flooding
Where there is water, there is an American city’s neonatal lifeline... MORE

14 jan 19 | Dezeen
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill reveals design for China's tallest skyscraper
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has unveiled its design for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, a 700-metre tall glass tower in Shenzhen, China... MORE

14 jan 19 | Building Design + Construction
AS+GG-designed tower will be the tallest in China
The tower is at the center of the Shimao Longgang Master Plan... MORE

11 jan 19 | DesignBoom
China's tallest building: AS+GG reveals plans for skyscraper
Adrian Smith + gordon gill Architecture (AS+GG) has unveiled plans for a skyscraper in shenzhen, which, if realized, would become the tallest building in china and one of the tallest in the world... MORE

11 jan 19 | ArchDaily
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to Design China's Tallest Skyscraper
AS+GG have won the competition to design the Shimao Longgang Master Plan that includes a 700-meter tall skyscraper called the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center... MORE

26 oct 18 | Chicago Magazine
Pullman's Renaissance
New industrial development and investment from the National Park Service are helping to rejuvenate the iconic South Side neighborhood... MORE

6 sep 18 | The Architect's Newspaper
The new Chicago Architecture Center offers informative, tangible experiences
Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the Center’s spaces are designed to expand and contract with current and future exhibits... MORE

31 aug 18 | Architect Magazine
Look Inside the New Chicago Architecture Center
The organization formerly known as the Chicago Architecture Foundation opens in new riverfront digs today... MORE

31 aug 18 | Curbed
Chicago Architecture Center debuts new riverfront location to the public
The Chicago Architecture Foundation has a new name and a new home in Chicago... MORE

30 aug 18 | Chicago Magazine
The Chicago Architecture Center Opens Tomorrow. Here’s What to See.
Who doesn’t love big models of buildings? ... MORE

30 aug 18 | WBEZ
What’s That Building? The Chicago Architecture Center
The Chicago Architecture Center will open a new museum-quality showcase of the city’s contributions to world architecture... MORE

29 aug 18 | Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Architecture Foundation has a new name and a new home
Skyscraper models are the stars of its engaging riverfront exhibition space. 
The oversized skyscraper models in the window, one of them 38 feet tall... MORE

29 aug 18 | Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Architecture Center takes its place as ‘must-see’ cultural destination
Calling Chicago’s rich history of architecture the “family jewels,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon Wednesday... MORE

29 aug 18 | Chicago Reader
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is now the Chicago Architecture Center
The Chicago Architecture Foundation has a new name and new digs... MORE

29 aug 18 | Chicago Business Journal
Chicago Architecture Center opens
The all new Chicago Architecture Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel... MORE

26 jul 18 | Forbes 
7 Supertall Buildings in the Works Around the Globe 
Per the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, there are currently 132 "supertall" skyscrapers with architectural heights over 300 meters, or 984 feet—three-fourths of which were built in the last decade... MORE

25 jun 18 | The Architect's Newspaper
Saudi Arabia is building a future for its millennial population
When work on the Kingdom Tower by architects Adrian Smith Gordon Gill (ASGG) is completed in 2020... MORE

24 may 17 | The Architect's Newspaper
Bauer Latoza Studio and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill tapped for Pullman National Monument Visitor Center
While the uncanny South Side Chicago neighborhood of Pullman may not look too different since it was named a National Monument in 2015, that is all about to change... MORE

24 apr 18 | BD+C Magazine
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture designs 47-story condo tower in Miami
The tower will be located in Miami’s South Brickell neighborhood... MORE

16 apr 18  | Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago
And the Winners Are...
The American Institute of Architects gives the stamp of approval to three very different Chicago projects... MORE

13 apr 18 | World Architecture News
AS+GG head for the heights in Miami
High rise development in Miami’s South Brickell neighbourhood continues as AS+GG release plans for a waterfront tower... MORE

6 mar 18  | Miami Herald
Real estate developers ran out of waterfront property. Now they might want to buy yours 
The developers of Una argue that their tower is so unique, it can’t be lumped in with the existing luxury condo towers.... MORE

13 feb 18 | The Wall Street Journal
How the Designer of the World’s Tallest Tower Got His Career Off the Ground
Architect Adrian Smith, currently at work on Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower, got his start in the field through a chance conversation... MORE

7 feb 18 | Chicago Architects
The Best Commercial Architects in Chicago
Ever since claiming the world’s first skyscraper in 1884, the Windy City has been a leader in design innovation—a tradition that continues today... MORE

5 feb 18 | Bureau of International des Expositions Bulletin 2017
Sustainable Legacy in the Planning
Architects and founders of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, responsible for the Master Plan of Expo 2017 Astana and for the design of Al Wasl Plaza at Expo 2020 Dubai... MORE

11 Jan 18 | CNN International
Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky
Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia... MORE

15 dec 17  | Chicago Tribune
Best architecture of 2017: Apple Store, Unity Temple and the Biennial in a remarkable year
With a new architecture biennial, a big Frank Lloyd Wright anniversary and a series of small gems, it was a very good year for Chicago architecture... MORE

15 sep 17 | Chicago Magazine
Chicago Shakes’s New Venue Will Literally Let People Reshape the Theater Experience
An inside peek at the Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s malleable new multimillion-dollar venue... MORE

19 oct 17 | AS+GG Press Release
AS+GG’s Design for The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Renewing Chicago’s Cultural Resources through Design
The project introduces a new flexible theater and entrance lobby connected to the existing Chicago Shakespeare Theater... MORE

5 oct 17 | ARCHITECT Magazine
Education and the Performance Imperative
Teaching a design studio without consideration for sustainability, resilience, and performance leads future architects in the wrong direction... MORE

20 sep 17 | Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Shakespeare’s opens Yard with twitchy ‘Toad’
The Yard, an ingeniously morphable, $35 million, fully enclosed structure that now sits almost invisibly beneath the familiar white tent of the former Skyline Stage... MORE

20 sep 17 | Chicago Tribune
Flexible, intimate and innovative, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare has its opening night
Navy Pier is slowly transforming itself from a hyper-commercialized shopping mall-by-the-lake into an appealing public space... MORE

20 sep 17 | Stage and Cinema
Theatre Review: Chicago Shakespeare
The big news is the grand opening of The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s state-of-the-arts third theater on Navy Pier... MORE

19 sep 17 | ENR Midwest
Chicago's Flexible, Transforming Theater Space
Architects, engineers and theatrical designers have struggled with the practical limits of live theater since antiquity... MORE

19 sep 17 | Daily Herald
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's The Yard emerges on Navy Pier
The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's impressive new performance space, reflects Chicago literally and figuratively... MORE

15 sep 17 | Broadway World
Chicago Shakespeare Opens its Third Theater The Yard on 9/19
Introducing a new trend in theatrical architecture, The Yard combines adaptive reuse with innovation in flexible design... MORE

13 sep 17 | DNA Info
Chicago Shakespeare's New Theater At Navy Pier Comes As You Like It
There's now 10 different ways to see a show at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater... MORE

13 sep 17 | Crain's Chicago Business
First look: The Yard, Navy Pier's new mind-blowing theater
The public won't get in to Chicago Shakespeare's $35 million, 33,000-square-foot one-of-a-kind new space until Sept. 19, when James Thierree's "The Toad Knew" opens... MORE

13 sep 17 | Chicago Sun-Times
With The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare sets engineering poetry in motion
In an extraordinary example of architectural, engineering and theatrical re-purposing The Yard marks the transformation of a single, large, underused outdoor venue (Navy Pier’s former Skyline Stage, renowned for its white tent-like “roof”) into an enclosed structure... MORE

11 sep 17 | Broadway World
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Opens on Navy Pier
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) opens its new, innovative third theater on Navy Pier, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 12th... MORE

7 sep 17 | Chicago Tribune
Chicago Architecture Foundation gets a new home
The Chicago Architecture Foundation, best known for its architecture tours that ply the Chicago River, plans to move to new and larger quarters next year — a riverfront office building that soars above the dock for its tour boats... MORE

29 Jun 17 | American Theater
The Yard Beyond the Bard
A new lakefront flexible space gives Chicago Shakespeare Theater the room to expand, and not just physically... MORE

26 apr 17 | AG+GG Press Release
Expo 2020 Dubai Unveils Inspirational Al Wasl Plaza, The Last Major Design Element of Destination
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing the last major element in the design of the Expo 2020 Dubai site... MORE

20 apr 17  | Departures Magazine
Expo 2017: Astana Unveiled
The beautiful Kazakh capital is ready for global attention... MORE

17 apr 17 | Gulf News
Al Wasl Plaza at Expo 2020 site to offer a variety of experiences
Official says the covered area of Al Wasl Plaza was designed in a way that will attract global events following Dubai Expo 2020... MORE

5 apr 17 | Forbes Middle East
A New Breathtaking Hall Is In The Making For Expo 2020 Dubai
Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai are in for an architectural surprise, which will be the epicenter of the 4.38 kilometer site... MORE

4 apr 17 | Construction Week Online
Design of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Al Wasl Plaza revealed
The plaza will be an open space that combines contemporary design, innovative technology, and an intricate domed trellis incorporating a huge immersive projection experience... MORE

3 apr 17 | Emirates 24/7
Expo 2020 Dubai unveils new design space with Al Wasl Plaza
The last major element in the design of the Expo 2020 Dubai site was unveiled today: Al Wasl Plaza... MORE

3 apr 17 | The National
Huge dome planned for Dubai’s Expo 2020 site
A massive dome with trellis framework is being designed as the structure that will dominate the Expo 2020 site in Dubai South... MORE

mar 16  | Architectural Record
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Massive Astana Expo City Nears Completion
Construction on the Expo grounds is nearing completion... MORE

21 feb 17 | Curbed
10 tallest buildings under construction or in development around the world
In the race to build vertically, China has a commanding lead... MORE

14 feb 17 | The Architect's Newspaper
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill will transform former Studebaker factory in South Bend, Indiana into tech hub
The former Studebaker car plant in South Bend, Indiana, is undergoing a complete transformation... MORE

6 feb 17 | South Bend Tribune
Chicago architect preps Studebaker building for 21st-century tech economy
Gordon Gill's firm designs some of world's tallest buildings... MORE

issue 1 2017  | CLADGlobal
Green Developments: Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
AS+GG partner Gordon Gill believes the growing movement for urban environmentalism is being driven by a combination of opportunity and need... MORE

6 jan 17  | Crain's Chicago Business
The Take Away: Architect Adrian Smith's view from on high
Adrian Smith, 72, is founder of Chicago's Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture... MORE

19 dec 16 | WBEZ: Curious City
The Willis Tower In 150 Years: Adapted, Demolished or Abandoned?
The answer has to do with the fate of Chicago in 2166... MORE

8 dec 16 | BuiltWorlds
Building & Designing the Theater of Tomorrow | Project Innovation: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
BuiltWorlds dons its hard hats to take you behind the scenes at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare on the famous Navy Pier...MORE

29 nov 16 | Chicago Tribune
World renowned architect designs North Shore church
Smith's latest labor of love is a one-story building on a tight budget... MORE

7 nov 16 | World Architecture News
Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China: A towering achievement
Jin Mao Tower Architect, Adrian D. Smith reflects on the building’s legacy and the significance of the number eight to the project… MORE

7 nov 16  | Chicago Tribune
Planning an ambitious future for Pullman
Possibly in 2018, the Chicago Humanities Festival session on the past, present and future of the freshly minted Pullman National Monument could actually happen in a Pullman Historic District structure... MORE

2 nov 16 | AS+GG Press Release
Jin Mao Tower Architect, Adrian D. Smith, Reflects on the Building’s Legacy and Recent Accomplishments
As Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower approaches its 20th anniversary, Adrian D. Smith, Design Partner for the project at SOM in Chicago, reflects on the legacy of China’s – and his own – first supertall tower... MORE

2 nov 16 | Chicago Reader
Transforming Pullman into a National Park
The Positioning Pullman project aims to ease the south-side neighborhood’s transition... MORE

nov 16 | Civil Engineering
Church Building Design Features Sweeping Curves and Connection to Nature
New church with an elliptical form offers views of the tree-lined courtyards and other vegetated spaces surrounding the building... MORE

26 sep 16 |  Mansion Global
For Adrian Smith, An Architect Known for Sky-High Towers, Beauty is a ‘Priority’
Why he thinks Dubai has serious resale value... MORE

1 sep 16 | Civil Engineering Surveyor
Learnings from the Jeddah Tower
With a final projected height of 1km, the Jeddah Tower is set to break all records for the world's tallest building... MORE

19 jul 16 | Engineering News-Record
Kazakhstan Seeks Attention With Multi-Billion-Dollar Expo Build
Former Soviet nation and US designer push energy-efficient innovations.. MORE

23 jun 16 | Newcity
Stage of the Imagination
Assessing Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Expansion of Chicago Shakespeare Theater... MORE

jun 16  |  Structure
Rising to the Clouds with Confidence
The Upper-Level Wind Climate Assessment for the Jeddah Tower... MORE

jun 16 | AS+GG Press Release
Astana Expo City 2017, Designed By Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Is Now Under Construction in Astana, Kazakhstan
Astana Expo City 2017, the site of the world’s next international exposition, is now under construction in Astana, Kazakhstan... MORE

17 may 16 | Newcity
A Lot You Got to Holler, Episode 5: Pullman's Past, Present, and Future
The neighborhood of Pullman on Chicago’s far South Side is a crucible of architectural, labor, industrial and civil rights history. It’s also a national monument, with big plans for renovation and redevelopment on the horizon... LISTEN

9 may 16 | Architect's Newspaper
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture design 72,000-square-foot Church in Glenview, Illinois
Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture may be best known for its supertalls, but even though one of the offce’s current constructions, Willow Creek North Shore Church, is quite the opposite, it will still have its congregation looking up... MORE

may 16 | Design Diffusion
Playing with Angles
FKI Tower is a major addition to the skyline of Seoul, Korea... MORE

13 apr 16 | Curbed
A More Detailed Look at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Expansion
New renderings from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture offer a better look at the new facility... MORE

12 apr 16 | Curbed
Supertalls and Sustainable Skyscrapers: Architect Adrian Smith on the Mile-High Building
When you’re the architect who designed the tallest building in the world (the Burj Khalifa), as well as the under-construction skyscraper (the Jeddah Tower) that will one day claim the title from your previous work, it would seem that you would be able to relax... MORE

6 apr 16 | World Architecture News
Wuhan’s supertall tower heads for the top
Construction on the Wuhan Greenland Center is well underway and when completed it will be the third tallest building in the world... MORE

24 mar 16 | Building Design + Construction
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design
The mustard seed is such an appropriate parable that it was told three times in the Bible. As the story goes, the small, oblong seed grew into a large tree that attracted and housed a plethora of birds... MORE

2 mar 16  |  Chicago Sun-Times
Shakespeare Theater announces $35 million expansion on Navy Pier
The Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Wednesday announced a $35 million expansion project on Navy Pier... MORE

2 mar 16  |  Chicago Tribune
New Chicago Shakespeare stage will transform Navy Pier
Behold the Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Chicago Shakespeare announced on Wednesday its long-anticipated plans to expand its footprint on Navy Pier and take over the space formerly occupied by the concert and performance venue known as the Skyline Stage.. MORE

18 feb 16  |  World Architecture News
WAN Future Project Civic Building 2015 Winner Announced
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's awarded first place with their Istanbul Cultural Center... MORE

18 feb 16  |  Building Design + Construction
How to make a 'pure' glass spere
Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to the test... MORE

12 feb 16  | The American Institute of Architects
2016 FAIA Announcement
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession... MORE

3 feb 16  | The Wall Street Journal
Jeddah Aiming for Towering Height
The builder of the world's future tallest tower hopes it will redefine the cityscape in this desert region and project the Saudi kingdom's ambition to be a global powerhouse... MORE

31 dec 15  |  City Lab
Can a Skyscraper Soar Above the Clouds?
Fact-checking an awesome rendering of Jeddah Tower, soon to be the tallest building in the world... MORE

6 dec 15  |  The Telegraph
Onwards and upwards for the skyscraper
From the Square Mile to Saudi’s deserts, the world is still in love with sheer scale... MORE

2 dec 15  | Chicago Tribune
Saudi Arabia plans to build the world's tallest skyscraper
Dubai's superlative-loving rulers are on notice: Saudi Arabia seems to be getting serious about stealing your crowning glory... MORE

28 oct 15  | Curbed Chicago
Imagining a Future Pullman National Park Campus
Now that the South Side's Pullman Historic District has officially been recognized as a National Monument for eight months, a team of stakeholders led by the National Parks Conservation Association and American Institute of Architects Chicago have released a blue print for what could become a new national park campus... MORE

5 oct 15  |  The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
Phoenix Architects Select 60 New Buildings and Urban Planning Projects as the Best 2015 Architectural Design in the United States
Awarded Projects to be Exhibited at the 3rd Chicago Architecture Biennial and Travel to Ismir, Turkey, Athens, Greece, and to other Museums in Europe... MORE

8 sep 15  |  Architect Magazine
The 2015 Top Firm and the 50 Top Firms in Business: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
For Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), ranked first overall and first in the business category, years of hard work paid off in a big way in 2014... MORE

5 may 15  | Newcity
The Pullman Plan: Place-Making a New (and Old) National Monument
Pullman National Monument, the new national park on Chicago’s South Side, tells a compelling story of urban design, industry and labor, and a movement to honor the cultural identity of a community... MORE

1 may 15  | Chicago Architecture
A Pullman Update: The Future Takes Shape With Community Planning Session
For years, the Pullman Historic District was positioned as the next logical addition to the National Park System. It finally happened on Feb. 19 when President Obama visited the site to officially make the designation... MORE

9 jul 15  | Time Magazine
Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower Looks to Set a Record
Meet the architect behind the planet’s tallest towers... MORE

19 jun 15  | Architect's Newspaper
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Bronze the Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Bronze facade is inspired by Chinese historic architecture... MORE

4 jun 15  | The Guardian
Jeddah's Kingdom Tower: how much higher can skyscrapers go?
We end our History of Cities series with a monumental tower in Saudi Arabia that will become the world’s first kilometre-high skyscraper. So what does it say about the future of our cities? ... MORE

16 apr 15  | Chicago Tribune
Workshop kicks off to plot Pullman monument's future
In the two months since President Barack Obama named the Pullman factory district the city's first national monument, Chicagoans have been left to ponder what that designation will mean... MORE

14 apr 15  | DNA Info
Planners Dreaming Up What's Next for Pullman National Monument
Ever since President Barack Obama designated my neighborhood a national monument, there’s been one monumental unanswered question hovering over the historic district: Now what? ... MORE

31 mar 15  | Architect Magazine
Up and Running: Words of Advice for Young Firms
In our search for tips to give designers and design firms that are just starting out, we asked leaders of some successful architecture practices to look back to their early days... MORE

24 nov 14  |  Building Design + Construction
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed crystalline tower breaks ground in southwestern China
Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture for the city of Chengdu... MORE

12 oct 14 | World-Architects Daily News
Studio Visit: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
AS+GG is on a roll, with many high-performance skyscrapers in the works, one of them soon to be the world's tallest... MORE

8 sep 14  | Architect Magazine
The 2014 Architect 50
Here are the top firms of the year...

1 au 14  | CTBUH
Board of Trustees Names Two Fellows
The Board of Trustees of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named two new fellows for 2014...

6 may 14  | Architizer
Why the High-Tech Chengdu Tower Represents the Future of Western Chinese Cities
Sometimes it's necessary to look beyond typical typologies...

20 mar 14  | Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Architects Gordon Gill and Adrian Smith on Building the World's Tallest Towers
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is a building of superlatives. At 828 meters, it’s the tallest in the world...

1 mar 14  | Crain's Chicago Business
Emerging talents with grand designs: Inside the niche of mega-tall skyscrapers
Alejandro Stochetti exemplifies Chicago's Long tradition as an exporter of high-profile architecture, the kind of design work that turns into structures that define cities far beyond their borders...

mar 14  | Architectural Record
Big Bigger Biggest
Big Bigger BiggestThe future looms large for seven forthcoming projects around the globe that demonstrate ambition in scale and form...

mar 14  | Architectural Record
Tower Ambition
The architects and engineers behind an office building in rapidly expanding Guangzhou put super green before supertall...

25 feb 14  | Civil Engineering
Angled Facade Boosts Energy Efficiency
The Federation of Korean Industries building, in Seoul, South Korea, features a high-performance curtain-wall system that deflects sunlight and generates energy...

10 feb 14  | Chicago AIA
2014 FAIA Announcement
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession...

28 jan 14  | Architect Magazine
The New Seoul Skyscraper
The FKI tower designed by AS+GG serves as a testament to how creativity and technology drive the Korean economy...

24 jan 14  | World Architecture News
Unique facade for FKI headquarters
Federation of Korean Industries open the doors to their new AS+GG-designed offices...

jan 14  | Architect Magazine
Architecture and the Third Industrial Revolution
Ready for the next revolution? ...

sep 13  | GreenSource
Growing Pains
Whether a master plan for density or a single tower, designers seek to balance all the systems for maximum sustainability...

12 aug 13  | The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
New York Architects Select Prestigious International Architecture Awards for 2013
Winning projects to be exhibited at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires in September...

15 feb 13  | Popular Science
Rise of the Supertalls
Engineering advances have architecs striving for the mile-high skyscraper...

11 feb 13  | Arch One
Alumnus who designed world's tallest building to receive honorary doctorate degree
Adrian Smith will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree from Texas A&M at spring commencement...

8 feb 13 | AIA
2013 FAIA Announcement
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession...

17 dec 12  | Crain's Chicago Business
Overseas planning gigs: A closer look
Chicago architecture firms increasingly are looking overseas not only for architectural commissions but for urban-planning gigs...

25 oct 12  | Popular Science
China is Building a Brand New Green City from Scratch
Chengdu Tianfu District Great City is supposed to be a prototype that can be replicated elsewhere throughout China...

16 oct 12  | WGN Radio
Sunday Night Radio Special - Adrian Smith
Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano talk to architect Adrian Smith about designing...

sep 12  |  Civil Engineering
Ancient Architecture Inspires Contemporary Tower Complex
A two tower complex  is being designed as part of a new development in Seoul, South Korea...

21 sep 12  | The Wall Street Journal 
Designing Towers to Catch the Sky
Gordon Gill, an architect in Chicago who specializes in very tall, energy-efficient structures, doesn't spend much time looking at buildings...

26 jul 12  |
Supertall and Super Sustainable
Gordon Gill's talk at TedXMidwest Youth...

28 jun 12 | Crain's Chicago
High-rise, low-carb buildings offer new ideas for sustainable skyscrapers
An exhibit of six green buildings
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17 may 12  | Architecture Source
Breathing Life into Korean Architecture Feat
The concept of biomimicry is the architectural process whereby a building or structure takes its form from the imitation of organic systems and processes...

11 may 12  | World Architecture News
Year of the Dragon: AS+GG unveils design for supertall mixed use towers for Seoul, South Korea
AS+GG unveils its design for Dancing Dragons...

11 may 12  |
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Unveil Dancing Dragons Towers with Scaly, Breathable Skin
When architects Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill design a new building, people tend to pay attention...

may 12  | Architectural Record
Kingdom Come
An interview with Carol Willis, the director of New York City's Skyscraper Museum, explores the reasons for so many supertalls being built in in far-flung places. The Kingdom Tower by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill in Jeddah Saudi Arabia is also discussed...

apr 12  | Discovery Channel Magazine
Reach for the Sky
They dominate our skylines, and reflect our hopes and dreams...

13 apr 12  | Building Design + Construction
40 Under 40, the Class of 2012
Chosen from 223 applicants, these 40 young AEC professionals represent the Class of 2012...

25 jan 12 |  Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago
Adrian Smith, recipient of the 2011 CTBUH Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award speaks about his tall buildings career...

3 nov 11  | Nashville Post
Giarrantana unveils trio of proposed skyscrapers
Tony Giarratana reveals plans for three new towers...

18 nov 11  | Nashville Business Journal
Tony Giarratana talks about his latest proposed office tower
High-profile developer Tony Giarratana has declined requests from the Nashville Business Journal and other media outlets to discuss his recently revealed ambitions to build a trio of towers in downtown Nashville...

28 sep 11  | Huffington Post
A Call for Urban Doctors
In the United States, buildings are responsible for between 40 percent and 80 percent of carbon emissions in major cities...

18 sep 11  | LakeForest-LakeBluff Patch
Local Legends Program Spotlights Tall Building Designer
Lake Forest resident Adrian Smith will discuss his work in an interview with Bill Kurtis...

sep 11  | Young Architects Forum
Woman in Architecture
Architecture is a profession that is ever changing...

sep 11  | Perspective
High up in the wind
Situated close to the meeting of hte Yangtze and Han rivers, Wuhan Greenland Centre is scheduled to be completed in about five years...

5 sep 11  | World Architecture News
Why the big firms are reaching out to find new work
‘Cautious’, ‘economic uncertainty’ and ‘luck’ were the buzzwords this week...

4 sep 11  | Los Angeles Times
Critic's notebook: Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11
Skyscrapers, viewed in many parts as signs of prestige, have experienced a building boom since the attacks...

30 aug 11  | Arabian Business
Kingdom Tower architect grapples the wind at 3,000 ft
Kingdom Tower, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s project to erect the world’s tallest building in Jeddah, is designed to imitate the contours of a sprouting desert plant...

aug 11  | The Big Project
The Big Players
They are the companies and projects rebuilding the region's construction industry...

aug 11  | Civil Engineering
Wuhan Greenland Center
A curved, tapering form of a hotel and residential tower is planned for Wuhan, China...

14 aug 11  | New York Magazine
At the Skyscraper Museum, a reminder of why we keep reaching for the clouds...

4 aug 11  | WTTW Chicago Tonight
Kingdom Tower
AS+GG announced that it plans to design Kingdom Tower...

aug 11  | Architectural Record
On the Boards: Wuhan Greenland Center
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has won an international competition to design the Wuhan Greenland Center in central China...

3 aug 11  | The Chicago Tribune
Chicago firm's design towers over the rest
The competition to design a new skyscraper in Saudi Arabia had a simple but lofty rule: The tower had to be the world's first kilometer-tall building...

3 aug 11 | Construction Week
Kingdom Tower is next step in skyscraper design
The 1km-high Kingdom Tower to be built in Jeddah represents “an evolution and a refinement of an architectural continuum of skyscraper design,” according to Gordon Gill from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG)...

3 aug 11  | The Wall Street Journal
Saudis Plan World's Tallest Tower
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced plans to build the world's tallest building in Jeddah less than two years after the Burj Khalifa opened in Dubai at a height that many thought wouldn't be surpassed for years...

2 aug 11 | MSNBC
World's tallest building coming to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia unveiled plans Tuesday to build the world's tallest tower — a mixed-use structure that will rise two-thirds of a mile high — in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah...

2 aug 11  | The Huffington Post
Kingdom Tower: Adrian Smith Talks Designing World's Tallest Building
At six feet, Adrian Smith is fairly tall for an architect. But now, with the announcement that his Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begin construction this year, he may qualify as the world's tallest architect...

2 aug 11  | World Architecture News
AS+GG confirmed for Kingdom Tower
After months of rumour and suspicion, AS+GG confirms it is designing a $1.2bn, 1000+m tower in Jeddah...

2 aug 11  | The Chicago Tribune
Chicago architecture firm to design world's tallest tower
A tower designed by Chicago architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill and to be built in Saudi Arabia will be the world's tallest building if completed, according to plans unveiled today...

2 aug 11  | WBBM News Radio Chicago
Chicago Architects Unveil Plans for World's Tallest Building in Saudi Arabia
Two Chicago architects are in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Tuesday, unveiling plans for what would be the world’s tallest building...

2 aug 11  | The Washington Post with BloombergBusinessWeek
Saudi presses forward with plans to build world's tallest tower, outdoing neighbor Dubai
Saudi Arabia took a key step forward Tuesday in its plan to build the world’s tallest tower and outdo Gulf neighbor Dubai, which inaugurated its own record-breaking skyscraper less than two years ago...

2 aug 11  | The Baltimore Sun
Chicago architecture firm to design world's tallest tower
The proposed tower, which will rise more than 1,000 meters and take just over five years to complete, is the centerpiece of the planned Kingdom City...

2 aug 11  | Financial Times
Saudi Arabia plans world's tallest tower
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment vehicle, Kingdom Holding, has announced that an associate company will partner with the country’s Bin Laden Group to build a tower near Jeddah...

2 aug 11  | Emirates 24/7
Kingdom Tower to top reigning champ Burj Khalifa by 173 m
AS+GG has revealed the design for the Kingdom Tower, which is to be the world’s tallest building at 1 kilometre height...

2 aug 11  | Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago firm designing new tallest building
The Chicago-based firm of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing what is to be the world’s tallest building, Kingdom Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, near the Red Sea...

25 jul 11  | designMENA
Burj Khalifa architect on jury for WAN Urban Design awards
Adrian Smith, the architect of the Burj Khalifa, is included on the jury of the WAN Urban Design competition...

8 jul 11  | The Wall Street Journal
Architect Q&A: The State of Supert-Tall Towers
Adrian Smith, 66, is the senior design partner at Chicago-based Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture...

30 jun 11  |
Adrian Smith Honored with CTBUH Lifetime Achievement Award for Supertall Buildings
Adrian Smith is the 2011 winner of the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award from the CTBUH...

28 jun 11  | World Architecture News
Gordon Gill on Chicago's changing climate
Gordon Gill is a Chicago-based architect and one of the world’s preeminent exponents of performance-based design...

21 jun 11 |  The Chicago Tribune
Smith and Gill win competition for supertall tower in China
Chicago-based architect Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill have won a competition to design a Chinese skyscraper that will, according to the firm, be the world's fourth tallest building...

21 jun 111  | World Architecture News
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Thornton Tomasetti and PositivEnergy Practice to design world's fourth tallest building
Fast becoming leaders in the design of tall buildings, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture have just scooped another major project in China...

21 jun 11 | Inhabitat
AS+GG's Aerodynamic Wuhan Greenland Center to be World's 4th Tallest Building
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture unveiled their competition winning design for the Wuhan Greenland Center, set to be the world's 4th tallest building...

21 jun 11  | e-architect
Wuhan Greenland Center Tower
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is pleased to announce that it has won an international competition to design Wuhan Greenland Center...

spring-summer 11  | One
(Re)Conceiving Cities
Whether building a city from scratch in Abu Dhabi or retrofitting the Chicago Loop, architect Adrian Smith says 21st-century cities need to be clean, green, and user-friendly... MORE

28 apr 11  | Nissan Technology Magazine
2025 the future of mobility and our cities
Predicting what cities will be like 25 years from now, and what they should be like at that time, are, of course, two different tasks...

spring11  | Men's Book Chicago
Mr. Positive
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture unveils the world's first large-scale energy-positive building...

21 aor 11  | Inhabitat
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s new Vantone Center will be Tianjin’s most sustainable LEED tower
At a whopping 607 feet, the Vantone Center designed by Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill will be among Tianjin’s tallest new towers...

7 mar 11 | Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's 2011 Coolest Chicago Offices: Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture
When Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill launched their firm, they drew up a list of amenities their new office needed...

4 mar 11  | Archone
Adrian Smith visits students, presents Rowlett Lecture
Adrian Smith '66, designer of the world's tallest building and partner in a firm dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy efficient and sustainable architecture on an international scale, was featured at the 2011 John Miles Rowlett Lecture Series...

17 jan 11  | Architect's Newspaper
Smart Grid City
Chicago invented the skyscraper. Can it pioneer the best urban sustainable-energy strategies as well? 

jan 11  | That's Shanghai
The architect's architect
Adrian Smith talks about Jinmao, contextualism and designing the world's most sustainable super-tall building...

6 dec 10  | The Columbia Chronicle
Chicago future home to national museum: interactive exhibits, new technology in design from renowned architecture firm
The Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry are a few of Chicago’s popular exhibit halls and tourist destinations. In the spring of 2015, a new institution will be added to Chicago’s list of prestigious museums...

dec 10 | GreenSource
The rise of retrofit
Chicago shows what's next and what's needed to meet the city's ambitious performance goals...

1 dec 10  |
Plastic surgery for the old Rock Records building: Will structure become a sustainable-and snazzy-$45 million medical museum?
A Chicago foundation is seeking to raise $45 million to convert the former downtown home of Rock Records...

29 nov 10  | Curbed Chicago
Futuristic Health & Medical Museum Planned for the Loop
Here's a proposed development that's guaranteed to add a bit of excitement to the Washington Street streetscape in the Loop...

12 nov 10 | The Hindu
Standing Tall
Designer of many famous edifices across the world, Gordon Gill speaks of the action behind the scenes...

29 oct 10 |
Korean tower boasts one of the world's most efficient solar facades
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture recently announced the groundbreaking of the solar-powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower in Seoul...

25 oct 10 | e-architect
CTBUH Best Tall Building Award
Burj Khalifa honored as first recipient of CTBUH's new Tall Building "Global Icon" Award...

18 oct 10 | World Architecture News
WAN Awards 2010: Urban Legends
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with JMD Design & City of Sydney and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture named winners of WAN AWARDS 2010 Urban Design sector...

fall 2010 | McGraw-Hill Construction
Innovation Conference 2010
The Decarbonization of Chicago...

25 sep 10 | The New York Times
Planning a Sustainable City in the Desert
Promoters of Masdar, a city under construction near Abu Dhabi, say that it will be the world's first carbon-neutral city...

23 sep 10 | Autodesk
Masdar Headquarters Project
Multidisciplinary project team led by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill designs world's first large-scale positive-energy building with help from Autodesk BIM solutions...

12 aug 10 |
Dubai's Park Gate is a Solar-Powered Desert Oasis
Just because a building is in the desert doesn't mean it has to be hot...

aug 10 | Architect 
2010 R+D Award in Sustainability: Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan
By now, most architects realize that in order to mitigate global warming, we need not only build more efficient new buildings, but also retrofit the existing building stock...

aug 10 | Architectural Record
Burj Khalifa
The completion of the world's tallest skyscraper raises intriguing questions about the significance of this gleaming, spiraling form...

25 may 10 | The National
Masdar showcased at a Smithsonian Institution's museum
Masdar Headquarters, the seven-story centrepiece of Masdar City, is on display at the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum as part of the 2010 National Design Triennial, which runs until January 9 next year...

jun 10 | Metropolis
Skyline: Willis Tower
An ambitious plan to green the former Sears Tower includes a zero-energy hotel...

6 may 10 | The Chicago Tribune
A tale of two urban plazas
Trump's merits a big thumbs up; the Wrigley Building's, a Bronx cheer...

may 10 | Concept Magazine
New Head Office of the Federation of Korean Industries
The new head office of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) in a simple and graceful appearance will be a symbolic building for the whole view of Seoul City...

apr 10 | Perspective
Building for change
In a world struggling to deal with climate change, Chicago has set the pace with a bold carbon reduction plan – in which Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is playing a critical role...

19 apr 10 | Cityscape Intelligence
Burj Khalifa: a true icon
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world which forms the iconic centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, has been named the winner of the mixed use project award in the prestigious Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in the Middle East and North Africa...

spring 10 | High Performance Building
Chicago's opportunity
The overall impact of energy savings from existing buildings can far exceed savings from new buildings due to the small amount of the building stock replaced each year. Achieving significant reduction goals for carbon emissions due to buildings will be possible only if existing buildings are substantially renovated...

mar 10 | Architect Magazine
Burj Khalifa Curtain Wall
Designing the cladding for the record-setting 2,717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa required simplifying technology and pushing its limits...

26 feb 10 | Chicago Tribune
Five Chicago architects named to AIA's College of Fellows
The honorees are Martha Bell, Philip Castillo, Gunny Harboe, Jim Loewenberg and Peter Weismantle...

25 feb 10 | Eco-Structure Magazine
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture offers a low-carb plan for Chicago
Moving forward on the Chicago Climate Action Plan in conjunction with city government, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) has released the first phase of its Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan...

22 feb 10 | Inhabitat
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill hatch massive plan to DeCarbonize Chicago
Renowned architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) recently completed the investigation phase of a massive plan to “decarbonize" Chicago's Loop...

18 feb 2010 | World Architecture News
AS+GG completes first phase of Chicago DeCarbonization Plan
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has completed the first phase of a comprehensive Decarbonization Plan for the downtown Loop area of Chicago...

11 feb 2010 | The Architect's Newspaper
Unveiled: Federation of Korean Industries Tower
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Seoul tower features a pleated, BIPV-paneled facade...

8 feb 2010 | The New Yorker
Castle in the Air
Dubai reaches for the sky...

feb 10 | Forest & Bluff
The man who made it possible
On January 4,20 10, our very own Adrian Smith of Lake Forest attended the opening ceremony of the Burj Khalifa, previously known as the Burj Dubai, in downtown Dubai of the United Arab Emirates...

1 feb 10 | Archone
Former student Adrian Smith '66 designs world's tallest building
When the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, officially opened Jan. 4 in Dubai amid a flurry of fanfare, former Texas A&M architecture student Adrian Smith '66 was among the honored guests...

20 jan 10 | Architect Magazine
2010 P/A Awards Matrix Gateway Complex
What if an entire city could be housed under one roof?

20 jan 10 | Chicago Sun-Times
Architect defends his stature
In reputation and marketability, Adrian Smith is Chicago's tallest architect...

18 jan 10 | The Orange County Register
San Clemente gave architect of world's tallest building a foundation
Adrian Smith, who designed the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, grew up in San Clemente. At 65, he's competing to design a building in Saudi Arabia that may be even taller...

11 jan 10 | e-architect
Chicago Architect Adrian Smith's Burj Khalifa, World's Tallest Building, Opens in Dubai
The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa (formerly known as Burj Dubai), officially opened Jan. 4 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Architect Adrian Smith, who designed Burj Khalifa while at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, attended the opening ceremonies. Burj Khalifa's official height was announced at 828 meters, or 2,716.5 feet...

9 jan 10 | The National
Ancient practice of feng shui underpins soaring achievement
The Burj Khalifa has a towering fascination with the number 8...

9 jan 10 | The National
Sky is still the limit for architect
The global downturn may have brought an end to many planned tall buildings around the world, but Adrian Smith, the Chicago-based designer of the Burj Khalifa, believes there is still a future for these epic structures, even in Dubai...

7 jan 10 | The Providence Journal
David Brussat: Superman, meet Dubai's superscraper
Superman could not, if he were alive today, have leaped the newly opened Burj Dubai in a single bound. It is the tallest building in the world. He would have had to fly over it. And if he did fly over it, he might not, as the photo above attests, be able to see the ground (at least not without using his X-ray vision)...

7 jan 10 | Lake Forester
Sky-high: Lake Forest's Adrian Smith designs world's tallest building in Dubai
He stands 5-feet-11 -- considered average height for a man -- but there's nothing average about Adrian Smith's work...

7 jan 10 | Spiked
What's wrong with towering ambition?
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest manmade structure in history, stands in glorious contrast to the pessimism of the West...

5 jan 10 | Emirates Business
The impossible transformed into reality
The biggest challenge during the building of the Burj Khalifa was to exercise caution, according to Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of developer Emaar Properties...

5 jan 10 | Khaleej Times
Meet the architect of the world's tallest tower
Adrian Smith, creator of the Burj Khalifa and other iconic structures worldwide, has been a practising architect for over 40 years. Meet the man who designed the building that has smashed all world records...

4 jan 10 | Emirates Business
Soaring to the Sky
It is important for architecture to reflect the ethos of its location...

4 jan 10 | The Chicago Tribune
The Burj Dubai: New world's tallest building shows that nothing succeeds like excess
If ever a skyscraper was burdened with great expectations, it is the Burj Dubai, the colossal, half-mile-high tower designed by Chicago architects that opens here on Monday. This high-rise isn't simply meant to shatter height records...

4 jan 10 | The New York Times
Dubai Opens a Tower to Beat All
Burdened by debt and a devastating real estate crash, Dubai is doing what it does best: doubling down...

3 jan 10 | The Chicago Tribune
The tallest building ever (brought to you by Chicago)
As a boy, growing up about two blocks from the beach in Southern California, Adrian Smith built towering sand castles -- only to watch the Pacific Ocean wash them away...

1 jan 10 | Los Angeles Times
The Burj Dubai and architecture's vacant stare
One of the odder, more complicated moments in the history of architectural symbolism will arrive Monday with the formal opening of the Burj Dubai skyscraper...

9 dec 09 | Engineering News-Record
Design Team Held to Competition Promises
Masdar Initiative reconvened competition jury halfway through design of its sustainable headquarters in Abu Dhabi to keep on positive-energy track...

1 nov 09 | The Chicago Tribune
Willis Tower looks to go green, from the rooftops on down
Rooftop gardens part of plan to improve efficiency...

29 oct 09 | Architectural Record
Adrian Smith Develops "Decarbonization" Plan for Cities
A Chicago architecture firm is producing a holistic planning approach to reduce carbon emissions in dense urban cores...

20 oct 09 | The New York Times
New agency to lead global energy push
The International Renewable Energy Agency, set up this year to lead a global crusade for renewable energy development and sharing of technology between the developed and developing worlds, has come a long way in a short time...

20 oct 09 | Environment Report
Lessons from a skyscraper
You might have heard the Sears Tower in Chicago is now called the Willis Tower. But there's more changing for America's tallest skyscraper. Soon, the Willis Tower will start an environmental facelift that could cut eighty-percent of its energy use. You might wonder: what could a homeowner learn from what the Willis Tower is doing? Shawn Allee thought it wouldn't hurt to ask, and went on a tour for the answer...

20 oct 09 | KERA
Architecture & the future cities
What will our cities be like in 10, 20, or 100 years and what roll will sustainability play in their design? We'll talk this hour with Adrian Smith, principal at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Smith is in town to judge the 42nd Annual AIA Dallas Design Awards...

14 oct 09| The Architect's Newspaper
They might be giants: Willis Tower
In 1973, it was enough to be the tallest building in the world. More than three decades later, Sears Tower, this year rechristened as Willis Tower, seems a bit of a slouch next to some of the current decade's shorter but greener buildings...

10 oct 09 | The Toronto Star
Towering Example
Chicago skyscraper creates roof-top garden as part of retrofit project to slash energy use 80%...

9 oct 09 | Maktoob Business (online)
Burj Dubai to open Dec. 2, chairman says
Emaar Properties, the Middle East's largest developer, plans to open the world's tallest tower Burj Dubai Dec. 2, the company's chairman told CNN in an interview Friday...

8 oct 09 | CNN
Sexy architecture alive and well in the Middle East
With all the pomp and money befitting its status as the world's richest city, Abu Dhabi will soon unveil its new Formula One track on Yas Island, a spectacular entertainment destination emerging from the turquoise waters off the coast of the Emirati capital...

13 sep 09 | Chicago Tribune
Adrian Smith: Building toward the stars like never before
Few, if any, architects in this generation can match Adrian Smith's imprint on Chicago...

aug 09 | Architecture and Urbanism
Relationship between design and construction
Masdar Headquarters will be the world's first positive-energy building, using sustainable design strategies and systems to produce more energy than it consumes...

10 jul 09 | Art Daily
Architect Adrian Smith to be honored by Streeterville residents
World-renowned architect Adrian Smith will be presented a special award on August 10, 2009, during BLUEPRINTs, an annual event by the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR)...

30 jun 09 | The National
UAE to house Irena headquarters
Abu Dhabi triumphed yesterday in its hard-fought bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena)...

25 jun 09 | World Architecture News
Sears follows Empire State example
Iconic Chicagoan tower gets eco-retrofit...

25 jun 09 | The Wall Street Journal
Big hotel planned next to Sears Tower
A real estate investment group that owns the Sears Tower said it is pushing forward with plans to build a 500-room environmentally friendly hotel next door to North America's tallest building...

25 jun 09 | The Chicago Sun-Times
Lofty green renovation for Sears Tower
Sears Tower is "going green" while keeping its attire of basic black. The tower's owners are planning a rooftop-to-plaza renovation to conserve energy and power up its financial performance...

25 jun 09 | The Chicago Tribune
Sears Tower plans hotel, self-greening
Rooftop gardens, solar panels, wind turbines considered to improve energy efficiency...

24 jun 09 | The New York Times
Sears Tower to be revamped to produce most of its own power
The Sears Tower, that bronze-black monument that forms the 110-story peak of the skyline here and stands as the tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere, will soon have another unique feature: wind turbines sprouting from its recessed rooftops high in the sky...

24 jun 09 | Crain's Chicago Business
Sears Tower owners propose 5-star hotel
Amidst the sharpest downturn in the local hotel market since the 2001 terrorist attacks, Sears Tower's ownership group announced high-flying plans Wednesday to build a five-star hotel next to the 110-story skyscraper...

24 jun 09 | Associated Press
$350 million green facelift for Sears Tower
Wind turbines, solar panels and rooftop gardens planned...

26 mar 09 | Chicago Reader
Best of Chicago 2009 art & architecture
We no longer butcher many hogs or make much steel, but Chicago can still turn out talented architects—and Gordon Gill is one to keep an eye on...

feb 09 | Riscaldamento Climatizzazione Idronica (translated from Italian)
Biomimicry in building design
Some examples of cutting-edge designs are created according to the principles of biomimicry...

11 feb 09 | Blueprint Magazine
Reject the Dubai clichés
It is time to reassess the extreme clichés about Dubai. To many, it is a fabulous place, fast-forwarding into the future with stunning, drop-dead architecture...

January 2009 | Space
Clean technology building
An embodiment of biomimicry, solar power and wind design in a symbiotic relationship with the local environment...

29 jan 09 | Medill Reports
Local architects plan an eco-bridge to complete Burnham's plan
One hundred years after its inception, the vision of Daniel Burnham has inspired two Chicago architects to create an eco-bridge they hope will be completed with the help of a 2016 Olympic bid...

15 jan 09 | L'espresso (Translated from Italian)
The new design is born
Every great architect has his own specialty. The Iraqi Zaha Hadid prefers fluid forms, the self-educated Tadao Ando is famous for his minimalist rigor...

7 jan 09 | Building Design + Construction
CTBUH releases 11 technical papers on tall building design
Architect Gordon Gill's vision of "A tall, green future" and Yale professor Kyoung Sun Moon's breakthrough analysis on reducing material in tall buildings are among 11 new research papaers published...

dec 08 | Millionaire
Yearning to soar
Structures that touch the sky have fascinated us from time immemorial... MORE