San Francisco

United States

23 May 2022

Three Projects, Three Levels Of Steel-Timber Hybrid Complexity

Case studies include Bullitt Center, Seattle, using steel BRB diagonal frames; Skylight, Portland, using GLT post-and-beam construction with steel tensioners and secondary frame; and 1...

16 February 2021

Building Tall and Going Deep: What It Takes to Support Tall Buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area

Have you ever looked into the sky and wondered, “What does it take to support a tall building?” Perhaps you may have even grown more...

31 May 2018

Interview: Maria Ciprazo & Eui-Sung Yi | San Francisco Federal Building

Maria Ciprazo, Director of Design and Construction of the General Services Administration, and Eui-Sung Yi, Principal pf Morphosis, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the...

30 May 2018

A Towering, Bold Statement About Government’s Relationship with its People and the Environment

To support the GSA’s commitment to incorporating energy efficiency and sustainability, the team proposed a design based largely on energy reduction through natural ventilation, taking...

31 October 2017

Interview: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Fred Clarke, Aïcha Woods & Mark Shoemaker of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects are interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

03 November 2016

Innovations in Building Performance and Resiliency: Pin-Fuse Seismic Systems

Throughout history, it has been proven time and again that the simplest innovations can often offer the greatest and widest ranging impact. This is certainly...

17 October 2016

The Largest Megacity in the World: Assessing the Urbanization of the Pearl River Delta

With the world’s urban population expected to increase by roughly 2.5 billion people by 2050, developing an understanding of megalopolises is critical to understanding and...

26 October 2015

Urban Open Space - A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower

In urban centers dominated by tall buildings, access to outdoor space is important. We will explain how two urban office building developments provide valuable outdoor...

16 September 2014

Embodied Carbon in Our Future Cities

Innovative planning for cities of the future is essential. Cities are the solution to responsible habitation as issues of the environment gain increasing importance. Even...

16 September 2014

Life Cycle Analysis: Are We There Yet?

To help advance Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for building systems, this presentation reviews the history and state of LCA practice in the U.S. from a...