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

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 CC3
376.6 m / 1,236  ft
2 Comcast Technology Center
339.1 m / 1,112  ft
3 Comcast Center
296.7 m / 974  ft
4 FMC Tower at Cira Centre South
222.5 m / 730  ft
5 The W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia
188 m / 617  ft
6 The Laurel
182.6 m / 599  ft
7 111 Huntington Avenue
172 m / 564  ft
8 Arthaus
160.9 m / 528  ft
9 Exchange Place
155.5 m / 510  ft
10 The St. James
151.8 m / 498  ft

Awards

Alcove

Award of Excellence: Alcove

Best Tall Building, by Height, 100-199 meters 2024

Ctbuh Leaders

Robert Voth

Robert Voth

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter, 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
Height
1 American Commerce Center

460 m / 1,509 ft

2 CC3

377 m / 1,236 ft

3 Comcast Technology Center

339 m / 1,112 ft

4 Comcast Center

297 m / 974 ft

5 Bridgeman`s View Tower

279 m / 915 ft

6 FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

223 m / 730 ft

7 The W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia

188 m / 617 ft

8 The Laurel

183 m / 599 ft

9 111 Huntington Avenue

172 m / 564 ft

10 Arthaus

161 m / 528 ft

11 Exchange Place

155 m / 510 ft

12 The St. James

152 m / 498 ft

13 Loews Philadelphia Hotel

150 m / 492 ft

14 One Theatre Square

147 m / 482 ft

15 Atlantic Wharf

139 m / 456 ft

16 Prime

139 m / 456 ft

17 Evo at Cira Centre South

130 m / 427 ft

18 Alcove

128 m / 419 ft

19 Telus House

126 m / 413 ft

20 1706 Rittenhouse Square

122 m / 400 ft

21 10 Rittenhouse Square

121 m / 396 ft

22 Aria

119 m / 389 ft

23 Symphony House

114 m / 375 ft

24 3025 JFK

113 m / 371 ft

25 The Alexander

113 m / 370 ft

26 One Dock Street

111 m / 364 ft

27 HarborView Condominium

104 m / 343 ft

28 210 West Rittenhouse Square

104 m / 342 ft

29 SickKids Patient Support Centre

102 m / 335 ft

30 1919 Market

102 m / 335 ft

31 W Boston Hotel and Residences

93 m / 306 ft

32 Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters

91 m / 297 ft

33 1213 Walnut

90 m / 294 ft

34 3737 Chestnut

86 m / 282 ft

35 The Summit at University City

85 m / 279 ft

36 121 Seaport

80 m / 262 ft

37 One Theatre Square

77 m / 251 ft

38 One Independence Place

75 m / 247 ft

39 One Marina Park Drive

75 m / 247 ft

40 Two Independence Place

75 m / 245 ft

41 101 Seaport

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 6,901 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.
41 800 Walnut Street

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 6,901 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.
43 Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel

64 m / 210 ft

44 The Commonwealth

63 m / 206 ft

45 Bridge

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.