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; Landscape Architecture; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2008

Member Offices

  • Chicago

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

900 North Michigan Avenue

265 m / 869 ft

2

Chase Tower

264.6 m / 868 ft

3

Sail Tower

240 m / 787 ft

4

Burj Daman

235 m / 771 ft

5

No2 Opus Place

222.5 m / 730 ft

6

Perennial

214.9 m / 705 ft

7

BLVD Heights Tower 1

200 m / 656 ft

8

Jade Signature

193.9 m / 636 ft

9

Warsaw One

187.8 m / 616 ft

10

One Oxford Centre

187.5 m / 615 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

02 August 2022

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,...

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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

98 Fourteenth Street

Atlanta

280 m

920 ft

3

900 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago

265 m

869 ft

4

Chase Tower

Chicago

265 m

868 ft

5

Campanile

Frankfurt am Main

264 m

866 ft

6

100 North Wacker Drive

Chicago

260 m

853 ft

7

Sail Tower

Jeddah

240 m

787 ft

8

Burj Daman

Dubai

235 m

771 ft

9

River Beech Tower

Chicago

228 m

748 ft

10

No2 Opus Place

Atlanta

223 m

730 ft

11

Signature Tower

Toronto

218 m

715 ft

12

Nara Towers & Marina

Beirut

216 m

709 ft

13

Perennial

Austin

215 m

705 ft

14

8 East 37th Street

New York City

213 m

699 ft

15

BLVD Heights Tower 1

Dubai

200 m

656 ft

16

Jade Signature

Sunny Isles Beach

194 m

636 ft

17

Warsaw One

Warsaw

188 m

616 ft

18

One Oxford Centre

Pittsburgh

188 m

615 ft

19

Southbank Building A

Chicago

182 m

598 ft

20

Platinum on the Bay

Miami

180 m

590 ft

21

The Clare

Chicago

180 m

589 ft

22

Residence Antilia

Mumbai

173 m

568 ft

23

Boeing International Headquarters

Chicago

171 m

560 ft

24

500 Alton Tower

Miami Beach

168 m

550 ft

25

European Commission Headquarters Tower 2

Brussels

164 m

538 ft

26

Oriental Fisherman's Wharf Tower

Shanghai

161 m

527 ft

27

5th & Virginia

Seattle

160 m

525 ft

28

Aspect

Surrey

157 m

516 ft

29

Mashreq Bank Headquarters

Dubai

150 m

493 ft

30

BLVD Heights Tower 2

Dubai

150 m

492 ft

31

One Wall Centre

Vancouver

150 m

491 ft

32

235 West Van Buren

Chicago

149 m

490 ft

33

333 Wacker Drive

Chicago

149 m

487 ft

34

1 Bank of America Center

Charlotte

148 m

484 ft

35

Millennium Broadway

New York City

147 m

481 ft

36

Soleil Center

Raleigh

146 m

480 ft

37

Talan Tower 1

Nur-Sultan

146 m

478 ft

38

MetroPlace

Burnaby

141 m

463 ft

39

River One

São Paulo

140 m

458 ft

40

Urban Mountain

Oslo

138 m

451 ft

41

The Reed

Chicago

136 m

447 ft

42

444 North Michigan

Chicago

136 m

445 ft

43

Bridgestone Americas Tower

Nashville

135 m

444 ft

44

3rd and Lenora

Seattle

134 m

440 ft

45

123 North Wacker

Chicago

133 m

435 ft

46

225 West Wacker

Chicago

132 m

433 ft

47

Skybridge

Chicago

128 m

421 ft

48

Southbank Building B

Chicago

127 m

418 ft

49

Northern Trust Building

Chicago

127 m

415 ft

50

The Stage

London

126 m

413 ft

51

Two First National Plaza

Chicago

124 m

407 ft

52

Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters

Riyadh

124 m

407 ft

53

Four Seasons Hotel

Beirut

120 m

394 ft

54

Signature Place

St. Petersburg (FL)

116 m

381 ft

55

Azure

Dallas

114 m

375 ft

56

European Commission Headquarters Tower 1

Brussels

114 m

374 ft

57

The Admiral at the Lake

Chicago

112 m

368 ft

58

Centrepoint

Burnaby

109 m

356 ft

59

230 West Monroe Street

Chicago

108 m

353 ft

60

Florsheim Tower

Chicago

107 m

352 ft

61

Marine Gateway North Residential

Vancouver

107 m

351 ft

62

1700 Huangxing Road

Shanghai

106 m

346 ft

63

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

Toronto

105 m

345 ft

64

1101 8th Avenue Tower 1

Seattle

105 m

345 ft

64

1101 8th Avenue Tower 2

Seattle

105 m

345 ft

66

M.I.T. Kendall Square Dorm

Cambridge

104 m

342 ft

67

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Alexandria (VA)

103 m

338 ft

68

526 Granville Street

Vancouver

102 m

335 ft

69

Breiavatnet Lanterna

Stavanger

101 m

331 ft

70

707 Terry Avenue North Tower

Seattle

101 m

330 ft

70

707 Terry Avenue South Tower

Seattle

101 m

330 ft

72

Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites

Vancouver

100 m

329 ft

73

Rocket&Tigerli

Winterthur

100 m

328 ft

74

101 North Wacker

Chicago

99 m

325 ft

75

MaxHaus Santos

Santos

99 m

325 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 29 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

76

The Cooper

Chicago

98 m

321 ft

77

2 North LaSalle Street

Chicago

96 m

316 ft

78

5055 Joyce Street

Vancouver

96 m

315 ft

79

One American Place

Baton Rouge

95 m

310 ft

80

Public Pool

Chicago

94 m

308 ft

81

Casaviva BKO

São Paulo

92 m

302 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 27 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

81

VN Capote Valente

São Paulo

92 m

302 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 27 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

83

Flatiron

Vancouver

91 m

300 ft

84

The Canadian

Vancouver

91 m

299 ft

85

lilli Midtown

Atlanta

91 m

297 ft

86

Southbank Building C

Chicago

90 m

296 ft

87

Riley Towers I

Indianapolis

90 m

295 ft

87

Riley Towers II

Indianapolis

90 m

295 ft

89

Noble Square Co-op

Chicago

90 m

295 ft

90

Marine Gateway South Residential

Vancouver

89 m

292 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 26 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

90

You, Perdizes

São Paulo

89 m

292 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 26 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

92

The Bayview

Vancouver

88 m

288 ft

93

Malmö Live

Malmö

87 m

287 ft

94

225 Carlton

Winnipeg

87 m

285 ft

95

MIT Kendall Square Building 5

Cambridge

85 m

280 ft

96

22 West Washington

Chicago

84 m

276 ft

97

101 East Erie Street

Chicago

79 m

259 ft

98

Marine Gateway Office

Vancouver

78 m

256 ft

99

MaxHaus Berrini Torre 1

São Paulo

77 m

253 ft

99

MaxHaus Berrini Torre 2

São Paulo

77 m

253 ft

101

Scotia Bank Tower

Winnipeg

77 m

253 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 17 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 319 other buildings of the same office / retail 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.

102

Rush University Medical Center Hospital Tower

Chicago

77 m

252 ft

103

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Houston

77 m

252 ft

104

MaxHaus Anália Franco Torre 1

São Paulo

75 m

246 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 22 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

104

MaxHaus Anália Franco Torre 2

São Paulo

75 m

246 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 22 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

106

Cambridge Crossing, Parcel G

Cambridge

74 m

243 ft

107

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre A

Porto Alegre

68 m

223 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 20 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

108

U.S. Gypsum Building

Chicago

67 m

220 ft

109

The Park

Vancouver

64 m

210 ft

110

MaxHaus Alto da Boa Vista

São Paulo

62 m

205 ft

111

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre B

Porto Alegre

61 m

200 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 18 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

111

MaxHaus Porto Alegre Torre C

Porto Alegre

61 m

200 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 18 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,504 other buildings of the same residential 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.

113

King's Landing South

Vancouver

57 m

187 ft

114

PPA 30 Parcel 2.11

Riyadh

55 m

180 ft

115

Federal Reserve Building

Seattle

54 m

177 ft

116

European Commission Headquarters Tower 3

Brussels

52 m

171 ft

116

European Commission Headquarters Tower 4

Brussels

52 m

171 ft

118

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

Oslo

46 m

151 ft

119

Højhus Jagtvej Nord

Nuuk (Godthaab)

38 m

125 ft

119

Højhus Jagtvej Syd

Nuuk (Godthaab)

38 m

125 ft

121

Qullilerfik

Nuuk (Godthaab)

32 m

105 ft

122

Bellevue and 22nd

West Vancouver

31 m

102 ft

123

Dubai Tower

Dubai

- m

- ft

124

TCF Bank Building

Minneapolis

- m

- ft

125

Parkway Tower 2

Surrey

- m

- ft

126

Sheet Music Tower

Nashville

- m

- ft

127

Parkway Tower 4

Surrey

- m

- ft

128

Parkway Tower 1

Surrey

- m

- ft

129

Monroe Block Office Tower

Detroit

- m

- ft

130

Aimberê by You,Inc

São Paulo

- m

- ft

131

1125 Joaquim

São Paulo

- m

- ft

131

Maya Parque das Nações

Campo Grande

- m

- ft

131

Monroe Block Residential Tower

Detroit

- m

- ft

134

Maceió 88 by You,inc

São Paulo

- m

- ft

135

Oscar by You,Inc

São Paulo

- m

- ft

135

Versa Brooklin

São Paulo

- m

- ft

137

PPA 30 Parcel 4.01

Riyadh

- m

- ft

137

The Sutton Place Hotel

Winnipeg

- m

- ft

139

Current

Chicago

- m

- ft

139

The Bay Building

Vancouver

- m

- ft

141

K8

Stavanger

- m

- ft

141

Onni South Lake Union West Tower

Seattle

- m

- ft

141

The Sutton Place Residences

Winnipeg

- m

- ft

144

The Galbraith

Dallas

- m

- ft

144

University of Miami Clinical Research Building

Miami

- m

- ft

146

Onni South Lake Union East Tower

Seattle

- m

- ft

147

Hypar Tower 1

Dubai

- m

- ft

147

Hypar Tower 2

Dubai

- m

- ft

147

Riverline Building F

Chicago

- m

- ft

147

Riverline Roosevelt Road Tower

Chicago

- m

- ft

147

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center Phase 2

Chicago

- m

- ft

147

Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

18 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (47%), 45 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (82%), 55 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 96 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 67 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 96 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

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

Managing 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

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,...

20 April 2022

One-Hundred-Meter Tall Residential Building Using Load-Bearing Timber Proposed for Winterthur

Danish studio Schmidt Hammer Lassen has revealed its design for a 100-meter-tall housing block in Switzerland. Named Rocket&Tigerli, the terracotta-clad building is set to be...

25 February 2022

Major Hotel Brand Ends Partnership with Chicago High-Rise Hotel

As they stare down a US$70 million foreclosure lawsuit, the owners of the Conrad Chicago hotel have split with Hilton Worldwide as the shuttered inn's...

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...

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...

01 October 2020

Skinny 24-Story Office Tower Proposed for Granville Street in Vancouver

Despite the devastating economic effects of COVID-19, downtown Vancouver’s office market remains amongst North America’s tightest and most competitive office markets due to the city’s...

22 September 2020

Green-Walled Vancouver Proposal Shifts to Rental Properties

During a public hearing in early October 2020, Vancouver City Council will deliberate on Westbank’s rezoning application to build a residential tower at 5055 Joyce...

14 August 2019

High-Rise Development Intensifies in Winnipeg’s Entertainment District

Five new high-rise buildings are currently under development in Winnipeg’s downtown area, True North Square. The city’s Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment District (SHED) is centered...

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...

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.