About

Member Since: 2008

Member Offices: Chicago

Website: http://smithgill.com/

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient and sustainable architecture on an international scale.

They believe that architecture has the unique power to influence our world. They strive to create designs that aid society, advance technology, sustain the environment and inspire those around us to improve our world.

Their office is dedicated to the creation of new paradigms for sustainable development. They use a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes symbiotic relationship with the natural environment -- a philosophy they've termed ""global environmental contextualism.""

The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill and Robert Forest. Today there are 100 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Urban Design

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 Uptown Dubai Tower 1
711 m / 2,333  ft
2 Wuhan Greenland Center
475.6 m / 1,560  ft
3 Central Park Tower
472.4 m / 1,550  ft
4 Tribune East Tower
433.4 m / 1,422  ft
5 HeXi Yuzui Tower C
350 m / 1,148  ft
6 Uptown Tower
333.4 m / 1,094  ft
7 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1
320 m / 1,050  ft
8 Shenzhen Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center
300.8 m / 987  ft
9 Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel
300 m / 984  ft
10 645 Yonge Street
280 m / 919  ft

Awards

Uptown Tower

Award of Excellence: Uptown Tower

Best Tall Building, by Region, Middle East & Africa 2024

Ctbuh Leaders

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee, 2014 – Present

Chicago

Christopher Drew

Christopher Drew

CTBUH Working Group: High Performance Facades, 2015 – Present

Chicago

Juan Betancur

Juan Betancur

CTBUH Chicago Chapter, 2018 – Present

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

30 October 2019

Urban Advances: The Reality and The Virtual

Gordon Gill, Partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, speaks at the 2019 CTBUH International Congress in Chicago on 30 October 2019.

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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

29 April 2024

47-Story Residential in Miami Structurally Tops Out

Una Residences, a 47-story waterfront residential development, reached its full height of 613 feet. Designed in collaboration between renowned firms Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill...

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RANK
Name
Height
1 One Dubai Tower A

1,008 m / 3,307 ft

2 Jeddah Tower

1,000 m / 3,281 ft

3 One Dubai Tower B

874 m / 2,867 ft

4 Uptown Dubai Tower 1

711 m / 2,333 ft

5 Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre

700 m / 2,297 ft

6 One Dubai Tower C

685 m / 2,247 ft

7 Wuhan Greenland Center

636 m / 2,087 ft

8 One Park Avenue

550 m / 1,804 ft

9 Thompson Center Redevelopment

518 m / 1,700 ft

10 HeXi Yuzui Tower A

499 m / 1,636 ft

11 Wuhan Greenland Center

476 m / 1,560 ft

12 Central Park Tower

472 m / 1,550 ft

13 Abu Dhabi Tower

470 m / 1,542 ft

14 Chengdu Greenland Tower

468 m / 1,535 ft

15 Dancing Dragon Tower 1

446 m / 1,463 ft

16 Multifunctional Highrise Complex - Akhmat Tower

435 m / 1,427 ft

17 Tribune East Tower

433 m / 1,422 ft

18 Imperial Tower 3

400 m / 1,312 ft

19 Dancing Dragon Tower 2

378 m / 1,240 ft

20 HeXi Yuzui Tower C

350 m / 1,148 ft

21 Uptown Tower

333 m / 1,094 ft

22 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1

320 m / 1,050 ft

23 Shenzhen Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center

301 m / 987 ft

24 Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel

300 m / 984 ft

25 645 Yonge Street

280 m / 919 ft

26 Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 2

260 m / 853 ft

27 Burj Vista Tower 1

255 m / 835 ft

28 648 Yonge Street

254 m / 833 ft

29 Qintai International Tower

248 m / 814 ft

30 FKI Tower

245 m / 805 ft

31 TD Terrace

240 m / 787 ft

32 The Mansion at Burj Khalifa

227 m / 745 ft

33 One Bromfield

224 m / 735 ft

34 830 Brickell

221 m / 724 ft

35 HeXi Yuzui Tower B-2

220 m / 722 ft

36 Suzhou Keyne Center Residential Tower

220 m / 722 ft

37 Freed Hotel and Residences

219 m / 719 ft

38 175 Wynford Tower 1

209 m / 685 ft

39 Epstein Project

200 m / 656 ft

40 175 Wynford Tower 2

193 m / 634 ft

41 Una Residences

187 m / 613 ft

42 Vantone Center

185 m / 607 ft

43 175 Wynford Tower 3

178 m / 585 ft

44 Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 2

173 m / 568 ft

45 Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 3

166 m / 545 ft

46 Shenzhen Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center Tower B

158 m / 517 ft

47 PPA 30 Parcel 3.10

138 m / 453 ft

48 The Crystal at Waterfront Square

114 m / 374 ft

49 K2 at K Station

112 m / 366 ft

50 PPA 30 Parcel 5.03 Tower 1

105 m / 344 ft

51 Kazakhstan Pavilion and Science Museum

100 m / 328 ft

52 Meraas Tower

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53 Forbes International Tower

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54 Al Wasl Plaza

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Statistics

Average Building Age*

6 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (36%)

Most Common Material*

Composite (55%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 11 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 11 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

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