CTBUH Gold Member

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

About

Member Since: 1983

Member Offices: Seattle

Website: http://www.mka.com/

MKA’s passion is creating structural systems for buildings of all shapes, sizes, and complexities and civil site and infrastructure designs for architectural projects. In addition to traditional structural and civil engineering services, they offer enhanced expertise in seismic, wind, vibration, existing building, performance-based, and blast engineering and site strategies for low-impact design, site infrastructure planning, strategic water planning, and excavation shoring.

MKA has been presented with a top national ACEC engineering design award (the most significant recognition by their peers) 26 times in the last 29 years–three times more than any competitor engineering firm in the United States; and the ""Grand Conceptor"" award three times. Collectively, their projects have won 500+ awards from a variety of industry organizations. If it can be done, MKA can do it.

Fields of Expertise

Civil Engineering; Seismic Design; Structural Engineering

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 The St. Regis Chicago
362.9 m / 1,191  ft
2 Suning Plaza Tower 1
338 m / 1,109  ft
3 Salesforce Tower
326.1 m / 1,070  ft
4 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1
320 m / 1,050  ft
5 Leatop Plaza
302.7 m / 993  ft
6 50 Main Street
302.4 m / 992  ft
7 Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel
300 m / 984  ft
8 One Chicago - 14 West Superior
295.8 m / 971  ft
9 Key Tower
288.7 m / 947  ft
10 Columbia Center
284.4 m / 933  ft

Awards

4th & Harrison

Award of Excellence: 4th & Harrison

Future Project Award 2023

Ctbuh Leaders

Jeremy Hasselbauer

Jeremy Hasselbauer

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Seattle, 2017 – Present

Seattle

Alex Wiley

Alex Wiley

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Seattle, 2017 – Present

Sean Clifton

Sean Clifton

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2022 – Present

Seattle

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

23 May 2022

Comparing Carbon Footprints of Steel & Timber Systems Equitably

A project between MKA and Nucor sought to determine: How do steel and timber systems compare when their quantities and carbon footprints are both measured?...

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Research

22 December 2023

Remembering Charles H. Thornton, 2012 Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Awardee

This edition of Talking Tall is an interview from the CTBUH archives. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat would like to remember Charles...

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Global News

03 November 2023

Company Opens New Downtown Chicago Location

On 24 October 2023, it was announced that the newest location of UL Solutions opened in downtown Chicago. The company’s new approximately 40,000-square-foot space is...

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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
Height
1 Jeddah Tower

1,000 m / 3,281 ft

2 Doha Convention Center Tower

551 m / 1,808 ft

3 One World Trade Center

417 m / 1,368 ft

4 Two World Trade Center

415 m / 1,362 ft

5 Suning Xinjiekou Plaza

388 m / 1,273 ft

6 Concord City

378 m / 1,240 ft

7 The St. Regis Chicago

363 m / 1,191 ft

8 Four Seasons Hotel Tower 2

355 m / 1,165 ft

9 Nanjing International Center 3

346 m / 1,136 ft

10 Suning Plaza Tower 1

338 m / 1,109 ft

11 Salesforce Tower

326 m / 1,070 ft

12 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1

320 m / 1,050 ft

13 One Brickell City Centre

317 m / 1,040 ft

14 Nanjing International Center 3

306 m / 1,004 ft

15 Leatop Plaza

303 m / 993 ft

16 50 Main Street

302 m / 992 ft

17 Skyrise Miami

302 m / 990 ft

18 Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel

300 m / 984 ft

19 One Chicago - 14 West Superior

296 m / 971 ft

20 Key Tower

289 m / 947 ft

21 Columbia Center

284 m / 933 ft

22 Oceanwide Center Tower 1

277 m / 910 ft

23 NEMA Chicago

273 m / 896 ft

24 888 2nd Avenue

271 m / 888 ft

25 Trump Tower Mumbai

266 m / 874 ft

26 Energy Tower at City Center

265 m / 869 ft

27 Aqua at Lakeshore East

262 m / 859 ft

28 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 2

260 m / 853 ft

29 Rainier Square

258 m / 847 ft

30 Salesforce Tower

255 m / 835 ft

31 Highcliff

252 m / 828 ft

32 The 42

249 m / 817 ft

33 1000M

245 m / 805 ft

34 The Imperium at Capital Commons

240 m / 787 ft

35 300 North LaSalle

239 m / 785 ft

36 The Royalton

230 m / 755 ft

37 Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower

227 m / 744 ft

38 Two Union Square

226 m / 740 ft

39 Marina One

225 m / 740 ft

40 Maven at Capitol Commons

225 m / 738 ft

40 Suning Plaza Tower 2

225 m / 738 ft

42 Texas Tower

224 m / 735 ft

43 River Point

223 m / 732 ft

44 BMO Tower

222 m / 729 ft

45 150 North Riverside

221 m / 724 ft

46 Seattle Municipal Tower

220 m / 722 ft

47 Suzhou Keyne Center Residential Tower

220 m / 722 ft

48 The Summit

220 m / 721 ft

49 Museum Plaza

212 m / 696 ft

50 World Finance Tower

212 m / 696 ft

51 21st Century Mansion

210 m / 689 ft

52 111 South Wacker

208 m / 681 ft

53 340 on the Park

205 m / 672 ft

54 Wolf Point East

204 m / 668 ft

55 Shihao Center Tower 1

200 m / 656 ft

56 Lodha Altamount

195 m / 640 ft

57 155 North Wacker

195 m / 638 ft

58 One Brickell City Centre

193 m / 634 ft

59 Safeco Plaza

192 m / 630 ft

60 RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower

192 m / 630 ft

61 Oceanwide Center Tower 2

191 m / 627 ft

62 Viridian at Greenhills

190 m / 623 ft

63 The Avery

188 m / 618 ft

64 One Rincon Hill South Tower

184 m / 605 ft

65 Russell Investments Center

182 m / 598 ft

66 Pacific Plaza Tower 1

179 m / 587 ft

66 Pacific Plaza Tower 2

179 m / 587 ft

68 One Chicago - 23 West Chicago Avenue

175 m / 574 ft

69 One Roxas Triangle

174 m / 572 ft

69 Two Roxas Triangle

174 m / 572 ft

71 Loews Chicago Hotel

173 m / 569 ft

72 RCBC Plaza Tower 2

170 m / 558 ft

73 Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons

169 m / 554 ft

74 Brava

167 m / 549 ft

75 Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza

166 m / 543 ft

76 One Rincon Hill North Tower

165 m / 541 ft

77 Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences

164 m / 539 ft

78 2+U

161 m / 527 ft

79 Amazon Tower I

160 m / 524 ft

80 North Squared

159 m / 522 ft

81 Amazon Tower II

159 m / 521 ft

82 Rise

159 m / 520 ft

83 Amazon Tower III

159 m / 520 ft

84 One Delisle

158 m / 518 ft

85 CNA Center

158 m / 517 ft

86 EAST, Miami

157 m / 516 ft

87 Rainier Tower

157 m / 514 ft

88 Fourth and Madison Building

156 m / 512 ft

89 Four Seasons Private Residences

156 m / 510 ft

90 Lodha Altia

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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 Lodha Dioro

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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 Lodha Elisium

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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 Lodha Enchante

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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 Lodha Estrella

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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 Lodha Evoq

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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 Lodha Gardenia

154 m

505 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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.
97 Reach

153 m / 503 ft

98 The Tides at Lakeshore East

152 m / 500 ft

99 500 North Lake Shore Drive

151 m / 497 ft

100 No. 9 Walton

151 m / 494 ft

101 Pacific Plaza Condominiums

150 m / 492 ft

102 Avila South Tower

150 m

492 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 44 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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.
103 Ten Thousand

147 m / 483 ft

104 The Century

146 m / 478 ft

105 PP 10 Parcel 3.04 Office Tower

145 m / 474 ft

106 Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

143 m / 469 ft

107 Rosewood Abu Dhabi

140 m / 460 ft

108 One Union Square

139 m / 456 ft

109 The Shoreham

137 m / 450 ft

110 The Reed

136 m / 447 ft

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

136 m / 447 ft

112 MILA

135 m / 444 ft

113 Marriott Marquis Chicago

135 m / 444 ft

114 AMLI Arc Tower

135 m / 442 ft

115 340 Fremont Street

134 m / 440 ft

116 Cirrus

134 m / 440 ft

116 West Edge Tower

134 m / 440 ft

118 415 Natoma Street

133 m / 435 ft

119 Mira

130 m / 427 ft

120 Phoenix Observation Tower

130 m / 427 ft

121 The Infinity II

128 m / 420 ft

122 171 Dartmouth Street

128 m / 419 ft

123 Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana

127 m / 418 ft

124 600 Canal Place

127 m / 417 ft

125 2 East Erie

126 m / 415 ft

126 State and Chestnut

125 m / 410 ft

127 JW Marriott Convention Hotel

124 m / 408 ft

128 Aspira Apartments

124 m / 407 ft

129 399 Fremont

122 m / 400 ft

130 Station East

122 m / 400 ft

131 Maxem at Capitol Commons

121 m / 397 ft

132 United States Federal Courthouse

119 m / 390 ft

133 7Seventy7

118 m / 387 ft

134 8 NEMA

118 m / 387 ft

135 Austin Marriott Downtown

118 m / 386 ft

136 The Lumen

116 m / 382 ft

137 Century Square

116 m / 381 ft

138 100 Above The Park

116 m / 381 ft

139 Hotel Palomar

116 m / 380 ft

140 Hilton Cleveland

116 m / 380 ft

141 JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

115 m / 376 ft

142 Omni San Diego Hotel and The Metropolitan

114 m / 375 ft

143 LPM Apartments

114 m / 374 ft

144 Arkadia Tower

112 m / 369 ft

145 5th & Brazos

109 m / 357 ft

146 The Helix

107 m / 352 ft

147 The Infinity I

107 m / 350 ft

148 Gio Midtown

106 m / 348 ft

149 River East

105 m / 344 ft

150 Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 2

105 m / 343 ft

151 Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 1

103 m / 337 ft

152 Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 3

101 m / 330 ft

153 Hyatt Regency Salt lake City

100 m / 327 ft

154 PP 10 Parcel 3.04 Residential Tower

98 m / 320 ft

155 Garage East

93 m / 305 ft

156 200 Park Avenue

91 m / 300 ft

157 River North Marriott Suites

91 m / 298 ft

158 Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters

91 m / 297 ft

159 Avila North Tower

85 m

279 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 25 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,183 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.
160 IBM Building

84 m / 276 ft

161 PP 10 Parcel 3.05 Office Tower

83 m / 274 ft

162 Millennium Tower

83 m / 272 ft

163 643 North Spring Street

82 m / 270 ft

164 Frontier

82 m / 268 ft

165 The Canyon at Mission Rock

81 m / 265 ft

166 The Regent

81 m / 265 ft

167 18 NEMA

75 m / 245 ft

168 Luma

73 m / 240 ft

169 One South Market

73 m / 238 ft

170 Le Meridian Hotel Denver Downtown

70 m / 231 ft

171 Shinsegae International

69 m / 226 ft

172 PP 10 Parcel 3.05 Residential Tower

67 m / 220 ft

173 Tower Building

67 m / 220 ft

174 Marquette Plaza

65 m / 212 ft

175 4th & Harrison

62 m / 203 ft

176 Xavier

61 m / 201 ft

177 Seattle Central Library

60 m / 196 ft

178 Aloft Chicago City Center, Fairfield Inn River North, Hyatt Place River North

58 m / 190 ft

179 City Hyde Park

52 m / 172 ft

180 The University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

50 m / 164 ft

181 T3 Sterling Road Building 5A

40 m / 131 ft

182 T3 Sterling Road Building 3A

32 m / 104 ft

183 T3

26 m / 85 ft

183 T3 West Midtown

26 m / 85 ft

185 Four Seasons Private Residences

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185 New Cuffe Parade Tower 10

-

185 New Cuffe Parade Tower 11

-

185 New Cuffe Parade Tower 12

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185 New Cuffe Parade Tower 8

-

190 One Filinvest

-

191 NAIOP Office Building of the Future

-

192 700 Canal Place

-

193 Lodha Excelus

-

193 Shihao Center Tower 2

-

193 The Net

-

Statistics

Average Building Age*

13 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (48%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (59%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 77 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 75 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

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