CTBUH Gold Member

Perkins & Will

About

Member Since: 2008

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://www.perkinswill.com/

Since 1935, Perkins and Will has created innovative and award-winning designs for the world’s most forward-thinking clients. They are architects, interior designers, urban designers, landscape architects, consultants, and branded environment experts who approach design from all scales and perspectives.

They combine a deeply humanistic approach with results-driven pragmatism to create dynamic spaces for people. Research-focused and inventive, every day they reimagine how space can be used to foster stronger ties between communities, the built environment, and nature.

Their transformative designs help students learn better, patients heal faster, business teams perform stronger, and city dwellers have more meaningful daily experiences.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Historical Preservation; Interior Design

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

Iconic Tower

393.8 m / 1,292 ft

2

900 North Michigan Avenue

265 m / 869 ft

3

Chase Tower

264.6 m / 868 ft

4

Sail Tower

240 m / 787 ft

5

Burj Daman

235 m / 771 ft

6

No2 Opus Place

222.5 m / 730 ft

7

Perennial

214.9 m / 705 ft

8

BLVD Heights Tower 1

200 m / 656 ft

9

Jade Signature

193.9 m / 636 ft

10

Warsaw One

187.8 m / 616 ft

Awards

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Winner: Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Best Tall Mixed-Use Building 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2018 – Present

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

28 April 2020

Agile AEC

The pandemic crisis of COVID-19 has catalyzed a shockwave of action throughout the AEC industry like never before. The CTBUH Chicago Chapter presents a virtual...

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Research

20 April 2017

River Beech Tower: A Tall Timber Experiment

The Chicago River Beech Tower is a collaborative research effort with the goal of identifying challenges and opportunities associated with designing increasingly tall mass timber...

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Global News

24 October 2022

Trustee Gives US$121 Million to Expand University's Biomedical Research Center

Northwestern University Trustee Kimberly K. Querrey (’22, ’23 P) and the Louis Simpson Trust have made a new US$121 million gift to Northwestern to advance...

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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
City
Height

1

Chicago Spire

Chicago

610 m

2,000 ft

2

Iconic Tower

Cairo

394 m

1,292 ft

3

98 Fourteenth Street

Atlanta

280 m

920 ft

4

900 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago

265 m

869 ft

5

Chase Tower

Chicago

265 m

868 ft

6

Campanile

Frankfurt am Main

264 m

866 ft

7

100 North Wacker Drive

Chicago

260 m

853 ft

8

Sail Tower

Jeddah

240 m

787 ft

9

Burj Daman

Dubai

235 m

771 ft

10

River Beech Tower

Chicago

228 m

748 ft

11

No2 Opus Place

Atlanta

223 m

730 ft

12

Signature Tower

Toronto

218 m

715 ft

13

Nara Towers & Marina

Beirut

216 m

709 ft

14

Perennial

Austin

215 m

705 ft

15

8 East 37th Street

New York City

213 m

699 ft

16

BLVD Heights Tower 1

Dubai

200 m

656 ft

17

Jade Signature

Sunny Isles Beach

194 m

636 ft

18

Warsaw One

Warsaw

188 m

616 ft

19

One Oxford Centre

Pittsburgh

188 m

615 ft

20

Southbank Building A

Chicago

182 m

598 ft

21

Platinum on the Bay

Miami

180 m

590 ft

22

The Clare

Chicago

180 m

589 ft

23

Residence Antilia

Mumbai

173 m

568 ft

24

Boeing International Headquarters

Chicago

171 m

560 ft

25

500 Alton Tower

Miami Beach

168 m

550 ft

26

European Commission Headquarters Tower 2

Brussels

164 m

538 ft

27

Oriental Fisherman's Wharf Tower

Shanghai

161 m

527 ft

28

5th & Virginia

Seattle

160 m

525 ft

29

Aspect

Surrey

157 m

516 ft

30

Mashreq Bank Headquarters

Dubai

150 m

493 ft

31

BLVD Heights Tower 2

Dubai

150 m

492 ft

32

One Wall Centre

Vancouver

150 m

491 ft

33

235 West Van Buren

Chicago

149 m

490 ft

34

333 Wacker Drive

Chicago

149 m

487 ft

35

1 Bank of America Center

Charlotte

148 m

484 ft

36

Millennium Broadway

New York City

147 m

481 ft

37

Soleil Center

Raleigh

146 m

480 ft

38

Talan Tower 1

Astana

146 m

478 ft

39

MetroPlace

Burnaby

141 m

463 ft

40

River One

São Paulo

140 m

458 ft

41

Urban Mountain

Oslo

138 m

451 ft

42

The Reed

Chicago

136 m

447 ft

43

444 North Michigan

Chicago

136 m

445 ft

44

Bridgestone Americas Tower

Nashville

135 m

444 ft

45

3rd and Lenora

Seattle

134 m

440 ft

46

123 North Wacker

Chicago

133 m

435 ft

47

225 West Wacker

Chicago

132 m

433 ft

48

Skybridge

Chicago

128 m

421 ft

49

Southbank Building B

Chicago

127 m

418 ft

50

Northern Trust Building

Chicago

127 m

415 ft

51

The Stage

London

126 m

413 ft

52

Two First National Plaza

Chicago

124 m

407 ft

53

Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters

Riyadh

124 m

407 ft

54

Four Seasons Hotel

Beirut

120 m

394 ft

55

Signature Place

St. Petersburg (FL)

116 m

381 ft

56

Azure

Dallas

114 m

375 ft

57

European Commission Headquarters Tower 1

Brussels

114 m

374 ft

58

The Admiral at the Lake

Chicago

112 m

368 ft

59

Centrepoint

Burnaby

109 m

356 ft

60

230 West Monroe Street

Chicago

108 m

353 ft

61

Florsheim Tower

Chicago

107 m

352 ft

62

Marine Gateway North Residential

Vancouver

107 m

351 ft

63

1700 Huangxing Road

Shanghai

106 m

346 ft

64

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Toronto

105 m

345 ft

65

1101 8th Avenue Tower 1

Seattle

105 m

345 ft

65

1101 8th Avenue Tower 2

Seattle

105 m

345 ft

67

M.I.T. Kendall Square Dorm

Cambridge

104 m

342 ft

68

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Alexandria (VA)

103 m

338 ft

69

526 Granville Street

Vancouver

102 m

335 ft

70

Breiavatnet Lanterna

Stavanger

101 m

331 ft

71

707 Terry Avenue North Tower

Seattle

101 m

330 ft

71

707 Terry Avenue South Tower

Seattle

101 m

330 ft

73

Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites

Vancouver

100 m

329 ft

74

Rocket&Tigerli

Winterthur

100 m

328 ft

75

101 North Wacker

Chicago

99 m

325 ft

76

MaxHaus Santos

Santos

99 m

325 ft

77

The Cooper

Chicago

98 m

321 ft

78

848 Seymour Street

Vancouver

97 m

317 ft

79

2 North LaSalle Street

Chicago

96 m

316 ft

80

5055 Joyce Street

Vancouver

96 m

315 ft

81

One American Place

Baton Rouge

95 m

310 ft

82

Public Pool

Chicago

94 m

308 ft

83

Casaviva BKO

São Paulo

92 m

302 ft

83

VN Capote Valente

São Paulo

92 m

302 ft

85

Flatiron

Vancouver

91 m

300 ft

86

The Canadian

Vancouver

91 m

299 ft

87

lilli Midtown

Atlanta

91 m

297 ft

88

Southbank Building C

Chicago

90 m

296 ft

89

Riley Towers I

Indianapolis

90 m

295 ft

89

Riley Towers II

Indianapolis

90 m

295 ft

91

Noble Square Co-op

Chicago

90 m

295 ft

92

Marine Gateway South Residential

Vancouver

89 m

292 ft

92

You, Perdizes

São Paulo

89 m

292 ft

94

The Bayview

Vancouver

88 m

288 ft

95

Malmö Live

Malmö

87 m

287 ft

96

225 Carlton

Winnipeg

87 m

285 ft

97

MIT Kendall Square Building 5

Cambridge

85 m

280 ft

98

22 West Washington

Chicago

84 m

276 ft

99

Oscar by You,Inc

São Paulo

82 m

269 ft

100

PPA 30 Parcel 4.01

Riyadh

82 m

269 ft

101

101 East Erie Street

Chicago

79 m

259 ft

102

Marine Gateway Office

Vancouver

78 m

256 ft

103

MaxHaus Berrini Torre 1

São Paulo

77 m

253 ft

103

MaxHaus Berrini Torre 2

São Paulo

77 m

253 ft

105

Scotia Bank Tower

Winnipeg

77 m

253 ft

106

Rush University Medical Center Hospital Tower

Chicago

77 m

252 ft

107

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Houston

77 m

252 ft

108

MaxHaus Anália Franco Torre 1

São Paulo

75 m

246 ft

108

MaxHaus Anália Franco Torre 2

São Paulo

75 m

246 ft

110

Cambridge Crossing, Parcel G

Cambridge

74 m

243 ft

111

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre A

Porto Alegre

68 m

223 ft

112

U.S. Gypsum Building

Chicago

67 m

220 ft

113

The Park

Vancouver

64 m

210 ft

114

MaxHaus Alto da Boa Vista

São Paulo

62 m

205 ft

115

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre B

Porto Alegre

61 m

200 ft

115

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre C

Porto Alegre

61 m

200 ft

117

King's Landing South

Vancouver

57 m

187 ft

118

PPA 30 Parcel 2.11

Riyadh

55 m

180 ft

119

Federal Reserve Building

Seattle

54 m

177 ft

120

European Commission Headquarters Tower 3

Brussels

52 m

171 ft

120

European Commission Headquarters Tower 4

Brussels

52 m

171 ft

122

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

Oslo

46 m

151 ft

123

Højhus Jagtvej Nord

Nuuk (Godthaab)

38 m

125 ft

123

Højhus Jagtvej Syd

Nuuk (Godthaab)

38 m

125 ft

125

Qullilerfik

Nuuk (Godthaab)

32 m

105 ft

126

Bellevue and 22nd

West Vancouver

31 m

102 ft

127

Dubai Tower

Dubai

- m

- ft

128

TCF Bank Building

Minneapolis

- m

- ft

129

Parkway Tower 2

Surrey

- m

- ft

130

Sheet Music Tower

Nashville

- m

- ft

131

Parkway Tower 4

Surrey

- m

- ft

132

Parkway Tower 1

Surrey

- m

- ft

133

Monroe Block Office Tower

Detroit

- m

- ft

134

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center Phase 2

Chicago

- m

- ft

135

Aimberê by You,Inc

São Paulo

- m

- ft

136

1125 Joaquim

São Paulo

- m

- ft

136

Maya Parque das Nações

Campo Grande

- m

- ft

136

Monroe Block Residential Tower

Detroit

- m

- ft

139

Maceió 88 by You,inc

São Paulo

- m

- ft

140

Versa Brooklin

São Paulo

- m

- ft

141

The Sutton Place Hotel

Winnipeg

- m

- ft

142

Current

Chicago

- m

- ft

142

The Bay Building

Vancouver

- m

- ft

144

K8

Stavanger

- m

- ft

144

Onni South Lake Union West Tower

Seattle

- m

- ft

144

The Sutton Place Residences

Winnipeg

- m

- ft

147

The Galbraith

Dallas

- m

- ft

147

University of Miami Clinical Research Building

Miami

- m

- ft

149

Onni South Lake Union East Tower

Seattle

- m

- ft

150

BCIT Student Residence

Burnaby

- m

- ft

151

Hypar Tower 1

Dubai

- m

- ft

151

Hypar Tower 2

Dubai

- m

- ft

151

Riverline Building F

Chicago

- m

- ft

151

Riverline Roosevelt Road Tower

Chicago

- m

- ft

151

Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver

- m

- ft

Statistics

Average Building Age*

18 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (36%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (54%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 14 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 13 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

Building Completions Timeline

Building Map

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.

Designated Experts

Ctbuh Leaders At Perkins & Will

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2018 – Present

Michael Palmer

Principal, Perkins & Will

28 April 2020 | Online Event

Agile AEC

The pandemic crisis of COVID-19 has catalyzed a shockwave of action throughout the AEC industry like never before. The CTBUH Chicago Chapter presents a virtual...

20 April 2017

River Beech Tower: A Tall Timber Experiment

Jeff Sanner & Todd Snapp, Perkins+Will; Alejandro Fernandez, Thornton Tomasetti; et al.

The Chicago River Beech Tower is a collaborative research effort with the goal of identifying challenges and opportunities associated with designing increasingly tall mass timber...

01 August 2010

The High-rise as a Retirement Community

Bridget Lesniak & Robert Neper, Perkins + Will; Donald Hamlin, Thornton Tomasetti

As cities are becoming denser, the functions of high-rises are expanding. In addition, the central business district is no longer the exclusive region of the...

02 August 2022

41-Story Residential Tower Tops Off in Chicago

The Reed, a 41-story, 440-unit residential tower at 234 W. Polk, has officially topped off at 136.2 meters (447 ft.). Perched along the Chicago River,...

18 July 2022

Concrete Structure Reaches Completion for Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, Cairo

The Iconic Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) completed construction of the concrete structure and finishing touches are now underway.  It is one of...

15 February 2022

First Tower of Surrey Complex Moves Forward to Launch

One of the largest mixed-use, multi-tower developments within Surrey City Centre is moving forward with the launch of its first phase of condominium sales. In February,...

22 September 2021

Chicago Residential Project Along the Chicago River Underway

Lendlease recently celebrated breaking ground on The Reed, a 41-story, 440-residence community at 234 W. Polk St. in Chicago’s Printers Row neighborhood. The Reed is...

23 July 2021

Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital Tops Out

The Iconic Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) completed construction of the concrete structure. It is one of 18 skyscrapers planned for NAC’s Central...

18 January 2021

First Tower in Egypt's New Capital District Near Cairo Complete

The first office tower in Egypt's New Administrative Capital (NAC) has been completed, according to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). The C08 building, which...

21 December 2020

Renderings Unveiled For The Reed At Southbank

Renderings have been revealed for The Reed, the second residential tower at Southbank. Located on a 7.5-acre (3.03-hectare), waterfront site, Southbank is a megadevelopment that...

17 March 2020

First Skyscraper Capped in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has finished the capping of the first skyscraper in the 20-tower business district that it is building in Egypt's...

01 March 2019

As One Chicago Lakefront Project Gets a New Deadline, Another is Announced

The owner of the Chicago Spire site could have another year to begin developing the lakefront site, four months after a downtown alderman rejected a...

21 January 2019

Construction Begins on Iconic Tower

The foundations for what could become Africa’s tallest building, a 385-meter-tall tower in Egypt’s new administrative capital, will be poured within days, according to the...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Perkins & Will

CTBUH Turkey Committee Presents: Future Design Trends in Construction

18 June 2020

The CTBUH Turkey Committee presents a discussion on the implications of COVID-19 on the design of construction projects.

CTBUH Atlanta Hosts Tall Timber Panel Event

26 July 2018

CTBUH Atlanta recently held an evening of panel presentations that addressed some of the challenges and opportunities associated with designing mass timber structures.

Fourth Building Tall Lecture Series: Greening Tall

01 February 2018

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and CTBUH hosted a panel discussion on the movement to incorporate green features into tall buildings.

CTBUH and AIA Highlight 2017's Top Middle Eastern Architects

04 October 2017

CTBUH Dubai and AIA Middle East partnered to host an event that focused on this year's top Middle Eastern architects and interior designers.

CTBUH Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings

08 June 2017

CTBUH joined a CCHRB seminar on "The Heavy Timber High Rise: Building Tall with Wood in the 21st Century," focused on new applications of wood as a structural material.

Seattle YPC Tours Troy Block

01 December 2016

The Seattle Chapter of the Young Professionals Committee hosted a site tour of Troy Block, providing significant insight into the relationship of the historical and new.