CTBUH Silver Member

Solomon Cordwell Buenz - SCB

About

Member Since: 2001

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://www.scb.com/

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm with a thoughtful design vision and a dynamic national imprint. Since 1931, SCB has made a lasting visual impact on skylines, campuses, and neighborhoods nationwide. From offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, we offer our expertise to clients across the country, helping them achieve their goals, serve their constituents, and create unique built environments.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Historical Preservation; Interior Design; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2001

Member Offices

  • Chicago

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

The Legacy at Millennium Park

249.3 m / 818 ft

2

340 on the Park

204.9 m / 672 ft

3

The Heritage at Millennium Park

192.4 m / 631 ft

4

Millennium Centre

185.9 m / 610 ft

5

Chicago Place

185.3 m / 608 ft

6

One Rincon Hill South Tower

184.4 m / 605 ft

7

The Laurel

182.6 m / 599 ft

8

The Fordham

174.8 m / 574 ft

9

Loews Chicago Hotel

173.4 m / 569 ft

10

Harbor Point

169 m / 554 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

03 March 2008

A Tale of Two Cities: Collaborative Innovations for Sustainable Towers

John Lahey, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates presented two of their collaborative projects at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai....

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Research

01 May 2011

The High Life: Residential Towers in Central Business Districts

These buildings serve growing segments of the population who desire amenity-rich lifestyles and safe urban homes. They serve cities that desire significant real estate tax...

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Global News

27 May 2021

Conceptual Approval Granted for Milwaukee Residential High-Rise

A proposed 32-story apartment high-rise was granted conceptual approval by Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward Architectural Review Board, which did an initial review of the US$140...

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Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Aon Center

Chicago

350 m

1,148 ft

2

The Legacy at Millennium Park

Chicago

249 m

818 ft

3

Mandarin Oriental Chicago

Chicago

248 m

814 ft

4

560 North Fairbanks

Chicago

240 m

787 ft

5

108 North State

Chicago

217 m

712 ft

6

340 on the Park

Chicago

205 m

672 ft

7

The Heritage at Millennium Park

Chicago

192 m

631 ft

8

Millennium Centre

Chicago

186 m

610 ft

9

Chicago Place

Chicago

185 m

608 ft

10

One Rincon Hill South Tower

San Francisco

184 m

605 ft

11

The Laurel

Philadelphia

183 m

599 ft

12

The Fordham

Chicago

175 m

574 ft

13

Loews Chicago Hotel

Chicago

173 m

569 ft

14

Harbor Point

Chicago

169 m

554 ft

15

Streeter Place

Chicago

169 m

554 ft

16

AMLI River North

Chicago

166 m

543 ft

17

One Rincon Hill North Tower

San Francisco

165 m

541 ft

18

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences

Nashville

164 m

539 ft

19

Astra Tower 1

Phoenix

162 m

533 ft

20

Elysees Condominiums

Chicago

161 m

529 ft

21

601 West Monroe Phase 1

Chicago

161 m

527 ft

22

465 North Park

Chicago

160 m

525 ft

23

The Paragon Chicago

Chicago

159 m

523 ft

24

505

Nashville

159 m

522 ft

25

Hanover Republic Square

Austin

157 m

516 ft

26

630 N. McClurg Court North Tower

Chicago

157 m

515 ft

27

The Streeter

Chicago

157 m

514 ft

28

Park Tower Condominiums

Chicago

156 m

513 ft

29

215 West

Chicago

155 m

509 ft

30

414 Light Street

Baltimore

152 m

500 ft

31

The St. James

Philadelphia

152 m

498 ft

32

Parkview West

Chicago

152 m

498 ft

33

500 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago

152 m

497 ft

34

50 East Chestnut Street

Chicago

151 m

495 ft

35

The Bristol

Chicago

149 m

488 ft

36

73 East Lake

Chicago

146 m

477 ft

37

Moment

Chicago

146 m

477 ft

38

The Murano

Philadelphia

145 m

475 ft

39

Plaza 440

Chicago

145 m

474 ft

40

The Sterling

Chicago

142 m

466 ft

41

1520-1576 North Fremont Street

Chicago

142 m

465 ft

42

Tribune Tower

Chicago

141 m

463 ft

43

Hanover River Oaks

Houston

141 m

462 ft

44

Presidential Towers I

Chicago

141 m

461 ft

44

Presidential Towers II

Chicago

141 m

461 ft

44

Presidential Towers III

Chicago

141 m

461 ft

44

Presidential Towers IV

Chicago

141 m

461 ft

48

601 West Monroe Phase 2

Chicago

140 m

458 ft

49

Kingsbury Plaza

Chicago

139 m

456 ft

50

400 North LaSalle

Chicago

138 m

454 ft

51

The Fifth

Des Moines

138 m

452 ft

52

Hubbard Place

Chicago

137 m

449 ft

53

200 Squared

Chicago

137 m

449 ft

54

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago

136 m

447 ft

55

1001 South State Street

Chicago

134 m

440 ft

56

Marquee

Chicago

133 m

436 ft

57

McClurg Court Center A

Chicago

131 m

430 ft

57

McClurg Court Center B

Chicago

131 m

430 ft

59

1555 North Astor

Chicago

131 m

428 ft

60

1130 North State Street

Chicago

130 m

425 ft

61

Sky55

Chicago

129 m

425 ft

62

The Sinclair

Chicago

128 m

420 ft

63

State and Chestnut

Chicago

125 m

410 ft

64

1314 Franklin Street

Oakland

123 m

403 ft

65

One Oak

San Francisco

122 m

400 ft

66

100 Van Ness

San Francisco

122 m

400 ft

67

399 Fremont

San Francisco

122 m

400 ft

68

Anaha

Honolulu

122 m

400 ft

69

James House

Chicago

121 m

398 ft

70

520 Mateo Street

Los Angeles

119 m

390 ft

71

Wells Street Tower

Chicago

118 m

388 ft

72

7Seventy7

Milwaukee

118 m

387 ft

73

The Lumen

Cleveland

116 m

382 ft

74

Kilbourn Tower

Milwaukee

116 m

380 ft

75

Hanover Boulevard Place

Houston

114 m

375 ft

76

2800 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago

113 m

372 ft

77

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Chicago

112 m

369 ft

78

Hawthorne House

Chicago

112 m

367 ft

79

Left Bank at K Station

Chicago

111 m

366 ft

80

333 North Water Street

Milwaukee

111 m

365 ft

81

The Chicagoan

Chicago

110 m

362 ft

82

Edgewater Plaza North

Chicago

110 m

361 ft

83

Astra Tower 2

Phoenix

110 m

361 ft

84

Cassidy Place

Chicago

108 m

355 ft

85

903 Peachtree

Atlanta

108 m

354 ft

86

Central SOMA Tower

San Francisco

107 m

350 ft

87

Edgewater Plaza South

Chicago

106 m

346 ft

88

8th and Cherry Street

Seattle

105 m

345 ft

89

Hanover Post Oak

Houston

101 m

330 ft

90

Country Club Tower East

Denver

100 m

328 ft

90

Country Club Tower West

Denver

100 m

328 ft

92

5000 Town Center

Southfield

100 m

328 ft

93

Hanover Montrose

Houston

99 m

326 ft

94

ARQ

Los Angeles

98 m

320 ft

95

Prime Corporate Center

Warsaw

96 m

315 ft

96

625 West Adams

Chicago

93 m

305 ft

97

Eleven40

Chicago

92 m

303 ft

98

4 East Elm Street

Chicago

92 m

300 ft

99

299 Fremont

San Francisco

91 m

300 ft

100

2008 West End Avenue

Nashville

91 m

299 ft

101

5252 South Cornell Avenue

Chicago

91 m

297 ft

102

1418 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago

89 m

292 ft

103

525 Hawthorne

Chicago

87 m

285 ft

104

The Summit at University City

Philadelphia

85 m

279 ft

105

949 South Hope Street

Los Angeles

84 m

274 ft

106

Hollywood Towers North

Chicago

82 m

270 ft

106

Hollywood Towers South

Chicago

82 m

270 ft

108

50 East Bellevue

Chicago

82 m

269 ft

109

360 Residences

San Jose

82 m

269 ft

110

Aspire

Chicago

81 m

265 ft

111

Pearson on the Park

Chicago

80 m

262 ft

112

Vantage Med Center

Houston

79 m

260 ft

113

1410 North State Parkway

Chicago

78 m

256 ft

114

AMLI 900

Chicago

78 m

256 ft

115

605 Davis Street

Evanston

77 m

252 ft

116

Union Station Vertical Expansion

Chicago

72 m

235 ft

117

320 North Sangamon Street

Chicago

55 m

181 ft

118

Union Station

Chicago

49 m

162 ft

119

200-298 West 2nd Street

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

120

'A'ali'i

Honolulu

- m

- ft

120

Clark & Divison Tower

Chicago

- m

- ft

122

171 West Van Buren

Chicago

- m

- ft

123

1899 McKinney

Dallas

- m

- ft

124

Portfolio

Milwaukee

- m

- ft

125

166 North Aberdeen

Chicago

- m

- ft

126

400 North Elizabeth Street

Chicago

- m

- ft

127

Telegraph Tower

Oakland

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

21 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (84%), 81 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (91%), 83 Buildings

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

Total: 97 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 91 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 97 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

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.

 

03 March 2008 | Dubai

A Tale of Two Cities: Collaborative Innovations for Sustainable Towers

John Lahey, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates presented two of their collaborative projects at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai....

26 October 2006 | Chicago

Session 5 Chair and Introduction

Mark Frisch, AIA, Principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz introduces the Session 5 speaker panel consisting of Lori T. Healey, Commissioner and Sam Assefa, Deputy Commissioner, City...

01 May 2011

The High Life: Residential Towers in Central Business Districts

Peter Noone, Gary Klompmaker & Crista Sumanik, Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)

These buildings serve growing segments of the population who desire amenity-rich lifestyles and safe urban homes. They serve cities that desire significant real estate tax...

03 March 2008

A Tale of Two Cities: Collaborative Innovations for Sustainable Towers

John Lahey & Martin Wolf, Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Ron Klemencic & Ola Johansson, MKA

Policies in a number of American cities encourage increased residential density and height, as well as new standards for sustainability. However, creative and sensitive responses...

27 May 2021

Conceptual Approval Granted for Milwaukee Residential High-Rise

A proposed 32-story apartment high-rise was granted conceptual approval by Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward Architectural Review Board, which did an initial review of the US$140...

21 January 2021

Iconic Chicago Building Getting Massive Plaza Renovation

The owner of one of Chicago’s biggest office towers is investing US$6.5 million to demolish and redesign its half-acre (0.2-hectare) plaza in anticipation of greater...

23 June 2020

US$185 Million Observatory is Latest Chicago Project Delayed by Coronavirus

The Aon Center has paused plans to build an observatory with a thrill ride atop Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper, and the US$185 million project will start...

21 May 2020

New Deadlines Proposed for $200-Million Project in Downtown Des Moines

Construction of Des Moines’ newest skyscraper—a 39-story tower with luxury apartments and hotel—was scheduled to begin more than six months ago. Instead, Justin Mandelbaum, the...

23 January 2020

Developer Delays Construction on Residential Tower in San Francisco

It’s been more than two years since San Francisco City Hall approved the residential 400-foot (122-meter) high-rise, One Oak tower, designed by Oslo-based Snøhetta. But...

20 August 2019

Construction at Los Angeles’ Cumulus Development Nears Peak

Three cranes are in full swing on the corner of Jefferson and La Cienega Boulevards, as construction goes vertical at the 11-acre (4.5-hectare) Cumulus site....

18 June 2019

Design for New 47-Story Condo Tower in Philadelphia Revealed

In a ceremony at the Kimmel Center Tuesday, Carl Dranoff revealed what he called “the crowning achievement of my career.” That achievement is a 47-story,...

07 May 2019

Hotel and Condo Tower is the Latest Addition to a Nashville Skyline on the Rise

Work is underway at SoBro’s 151 site (i.e., South of Broadway at 151 First Avenue) to become one of downtown Nashville’s four largest skyscrapers. The...

17 April 2019

Two New Apartment Projects Proposed in Chicago’s Gold Coast

Chicago-based developer Newcastle Limited has presented its plans for a pair of mixed-use Gold Coast developments. The two State Street projects would replace a cluster...

27 March 2018

First Renderings Revealed for Cumulus Tower in LA

A major project planned for a West Adams property has been mostly a mystery since it was first proposed in 2015. Now, we’re getting our...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Solomon Cordwell Buenz

SCB Hosts IIT Students for Office Visit, Lurie Hospital Tour

23 February 2018

As part of the CTBUH-IIT Academic Courses, a group of IIT architecture students visited the Chicago office of SCB and toured Lurie Children's Hospital.

IIT Students Tour at SCB and Lurie Children's Hospital

07 February 2018

As part of the CTBUH-IIT Academic Courses, a group of IIT architecture students visited the SCB Chicago Office on February 7.

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

Legacy Tour

21 October 2009

Attendees of the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference toured The Legacy at Millennium Park, one of the newest addition to the downtown loop area residential stock.

CTBUH Summer Tall Tours Underway – Legacy at Millennium Park

22 May 2009

The first of three CTBUH construction tours held in Chicago during the summer of 2009 was attended by 30 people, at the Legacy.

2009 Mock Firms Competition

08 May 2009

CTBUH staff Antony Wood, Jan Klerks and Philip Oldfield were involved in the reviews of the "Mock Firms National Skyscraper Challenge" organized by Chicago Architecture Today.

Ctbuh Leaders At Solomon Cordwell Buenz - SCB

Daniel Figatner

CTBUH Chapter Board Member, 2019 – Present

Daniel Figatner

Chicago