CTBUH Silver Member

Van Deusen & Associates - VDA


Member Since: 2011

Member Offices: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, East Hanover, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington D.C.

Website: http://www.vdassoc.com

Their staff is dedicated to meeting clients’ needs for vertical transportation consulting services. In addition to their NJ headquarters, they maintain branch offices conveniently located to their major client markets, and are continually looking for highly qualified people to expand their geographic capabilities.

VDA's all-inclusive consulting services include comprehensive design and engineering for elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, and lift systems in new and existing structures.

The firm also provides design and specification services for cost-effective material and mail handling systems in commercial and healthcare facilities. Over the years, VDA has provided services for legal consulting and for special equipment applications such as rack and pinion elevators, double deck hydraulic elevators, turntables and vehicle lifts.

Fields of Expertise

Vertical Transportation Consultant

Membership details

Membership Level


Member Since


Member Offices

  • Atlanta

  • Boston

  • Charlotte

  • Chicago

  • Columbus

  • Dallas

  • Denver

  • Des Moines

  • Detroit

  • East Hanover

  • Honolulu

  • Houston

  • Indianapolis

  • Kansas City

  • Las Vegas

  • Los Angeles

  • Miami

  • Milwaukee

  • Minneapolis

  • Nashville

  • New York City

  • Orlando

  • Philadelphia

  • Phoenix

  • Salt Lake City

  • Seattle

  • St. Louis

  • Tampa

  • Washington D.C.




Architecturally Topped Out

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Under Construction

On Hold



Never Completed


Competition Entry


Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation


Under Demolition



Willis Tower

442.1 m / 1,451 ft


111 West 57th Street

435.3 m / 1,428 ft


Al Hamra Tower

412.6 m / 1,354 ft


Bank of America Tower

365.8 m / 1,200 ft


Cayan Tower

306.4 m / 1,005 ft


181 Fremont

246.9 m / 810 ft


Torre Reforma

246 m / 807 ft


Brooklyn Point

220.3 m / 723 ft


Millennium Tower

207.5 m / 681 ft


277 Fifth Avenue

205 m / 673 ft

Building Completions Timeline


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Global News

12 January 2021

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Global News

13 October 2020

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150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

11 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (45%), 13 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (67%), 18 Buildings

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

Total: 29 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
Total: 27 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.

*Based on 29 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.