About

Member Since: 2009

Member Offices: Chicago, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco

Website: http://www.esdglobal.com/

Environmental Systems Design improves society through the built environment. They create design solutions that not only meet their client / partner's needs and expectations but provide a safe environment to communicate, inspire, create, innovate, and evolve.

To do this they champion inclusion and collaboration both in-house and with clients. Having the ability to assemble project teams from a professional pool of 275+ people allows them to explore, collaborate, and share lessons learned from their diverse staff and utilize best practices when developing options and solutions to design challenges.

Above all, the value they place on the health and safety of their employees and clients through their design is paramount in their philosophic approach.

Fields of Expertise

Building Automation Control Systems; Engineering, Multi-discipline; Fire Engineering; Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing; Security Consultancy; Structural Engineering

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 Uptown Dubai Tower 1
711 m / 2,333  ft
2 Wuhan Greenland Center
475.6 m / 1,560  ft
3 Lakhta Center
462 m / 1,516  ft
4 FORZA Tower
460 m / 1,509  ft
5 Willis Tower
442.1 m / 1,451  ft
6 Uptown Tower
333.4 m / 1,094  ft
7 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1
320 m / 1,050  ft
8 Bank of America Plaza
311.8 m / 1,023  ft
9 Two Prudential Plaza
303.3 m / 995  ft
10 Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel
300 m / 984  ft

Awards

Robotic Elevator Installation in Uptown Tower

Award of Excellence: Robotic Elevator Installation in Uptown Tower

Construction Award 2023

Ctbuh Leaders

Mehdi Jalayerian

Mehdi Jalayerian

CTBUH Working Group: MEP, 2018 – Present

Chicago

Tyler Jensen

Tyler Jensen

CTBUH MEP Systems Committee, 2018 – Present

Chicago

Associated companies

RANK
Name
Height
1 One Dubai Tower A

1,008 m / 3,307 ft

2 Jeddah Tower

1,000 m / 3,281 ft

3 One Dubai Tower B

874 m / 2,867 ft

4 Uptown Dubai Tower 1

711 m / 2,333 ft

5 One Dubai Tower C

685 m / 2,247 ft

6 Wuhan Greenland Center

636 m / 2,087 ft

7 Wuhan Greenland Center

476 m / 1,560 ft

8 Chengdu Greenland Tower

468 m / 1,535 ft

9 Lakhta Center

462 m / 1,516 ft

10 FORZA Tower

460 m / 1,509 ft

11 Dancing Dragon Tower 1

446 m / 1,463 ft

12 Willis Tower

442 m / 1,451 ft

13 Multifunctional Highrise Complex - Akhmat Tower

435 m / 1,427 ft

14 Dancing Dragon Tower 2

378 m / 1,240 ft

15 Uptown Tower

333 m / 1,094 ft

16 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1

320 m / 1,050 ft

17 Bank of America Plaza

312 m / 1,023 ft

18 Two Prudential Plaza

303 m / 995 ft

19 Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel

300 m / 984 ft

20 900 North Michigan Avenue

265 m / 869 ft

21 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 2

260 m / 853 ft

22 Park Tower

257 m / 844 ft

23 110 North Wacker

249 m / 817 ft

24 Qintai International Tower

248 m / 814 ft

25 FKI Tower

245 m / 805 ft

26 BMO Tower

222 m / 729 ft

27 Suzhou Keyne Center Residential Tower

220 m / 722 ft

28 111 South Wacker

208 m / 681 ft

29 71 South Wacker

207 m / 679 ft

30 77 West Wacker Drive

204 m / 668 ft

31 UBS Tower

199 m / 652 ft

32 258 City Road

198 m / 650 ft

33 155 North Wacker

195 m / 638 ft

34 The Heritage at Millennium Park

192 m / 631 ft

35 353 North Clark

190 m / 623 ft

36 Vantone Center

185 m / 607 ft

37 333 South Wabash

183 m / 601 ft

38 Citadel Center

177 m / 580 ft

39 The Fordham

175 m / 574 ft

40 Loews Chicago Hotel

173 m / 569 ft

41 Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 2

173 m / 568 ft

42 Streeter Place

169 m / 554 ft

43 Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 3

166 m / 545 ft

44 The Pinnacle

163 m / 535 ft

45 601 West Monroe Phase 1

161 m / 527 ft

46 10 South Wacker

159 m / 520 ft

46 30 South Wacker

159 m / 520 ft

48 CNA Center

158 m / 517 ft

49 Al Khatem Tower

155 m / 509 ft

49 Al Maqam Tower

155 m / 509 ft

51 The Bristol

149 m / 488 ft

52 1 Bank of America Center

148 m / 484 ft

53 601 West Monroe Phase 2

140 m / 458 ft

54 540 West Madison Street

138 m / 453 ft

55 PPA 30 Parcel 3.10

138 m / 453 ft

56 Lake & Wells

137 m / 449 ft

57 Marriott Marquis Chicago

135 m / 444 ft

58 Wrigley Building

134 m / 438 ft

59 Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

131 m / 431 ft

60 Al Sarab Tower

131 m / 430 ft

60 Al Sila Tower

131 m / 430 ft

62 Five One Five North State

130 m / 427 ft

63 Ferry Island Building 1 North Tower

129 m / 423 ft

64 The Sinclair

128 m / 420 ft

65 10 East Delaware

126 m / 415 ft

66 Galter Pavilion

123 m / 402 ft

67 420 East Ohio

122 m / 400 ft

68 River View II

122 m / 399 ft

69 Al Maryah Tower

120 m / 394 ft

70 Wells Street Tower

118 m / 388 ft

71 PPA 30 Parcel 5.03 Tower 1

105 m / 344 ft

72 Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

105 m / 344 ft

73 Assuta Bauhaus Village

103 m / 337 ft

74 840 North Lake Shore Drive

100 m / 329 ft

75 River View I

98 m / 321 ft

76 Prentice Women's Hospital

96 m / 316 ft

77 River North Marriott Suites

91 m / 298 ft

78 Feinberg Pavillion

91 m / 297 ft

79 Wrigley Building North Addition

90 m / 294 ft

80 Sherman Plaza

84 m / 276 ft

81 22 West Washington

84 m / 276 ft

82 Chicago Board of Trade Addition

84 m / 275 ft

83 555 West Monroe Street

79 m / 260 ft

84 Rush University Medical Center Hospital Tower

77 m / 252 ft

85 Obama Presidential Center

72 m / 235 ft

86 R+D 659

58 m / 191 ft

87 Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

53 m / 175 ft

88 ALLY

44 m / 144 ft

89 Ashley Road East

-

89 Ferry Island Building 1 South Tower

-

91 North Island Tower

-

92 Welbourne Plot Tower

-

93 Ashley Road West

-

94 Ferry Island Building 2

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CTBUH Initiatives Involving Environmental Systems Design, Inc.

CTBUH Chicago Tours Willis Tower Renovations

28 August 2019

CTBUH Chicago led an illuminating tour of the wholesale renovation of the base of Willis Tower, the largest such construction project to take place since the building’s completion

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.

CCHRB Addresses Question: “Refurbish, Repurpose or Replace?”

12 June 2014

A recent seminar of CCHRB, co-sponsored by CTBUH, thoroughly examined the question of how cities should deal with existing, outdated tall buildings.

YPC Presents on Complex Chicago Mixed-Use Project

16 April 2014

The Young Professionals Committee of CTBUH facilitated a roundtable discussion on Chicago’s under-construction mixed-use development 455 North Park Drive, at Crown Hall, Illinois Instit

Event Focuses on Combining Fire Safety and Sustainability

07–08 November 2012

The CTBUH participated in a symposium to address the complex issues of integrating fire safety design with sustainability.

Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day Three

21 September 2012

See the highlights from the third day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the plenary on the past, present, and future World's Tallest Buildings.