Day 1: Wednesday 30 May 2018See the Day 2 Program


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Registration and Coffee
Sponsored By: Mori Building Company

Session 1

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

1
Welcome & Lifetime Achievement
Welcome & Chair
Steve Watts, CTBUH Chairman; Partner, alinea Consulting
Setting the Scene: The CTBUH Awards Program
Antony Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Rebuilding New York City in a Time of Crisis: Larry Silverstein, New York City
Larry Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties
Winner of the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award
Shaping Skylines Through Engineering Innovation: Aine Brazil, New York City
Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti
Winner of the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch
Sponsored By: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Session 2

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

2A
Best Tall Building Americas
Chair: Zurich Esposito, Executive Vice President, AIA Chicago
Vertical Integration: An Educational/Residential Community Rises: 35XV, New York City
Joel Breitkopf, Principal, Alchemy Properties
Daniel Kaplan, Senior Partner, FXCollaborative
A Generous Public Domain at an Urban Crossroads: 150 North Riverside, Chicago
Anthony Scacco, Executive Vice President, Riverside Investment & Development
James Goettsch, Chairman, Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners
Streets Take to the Sky and Dance: American Copper Buildings, New York City
Simon Koster, Principal, JDS Development
Gregg Pasquarelli, Principal, SHoP Architects
Contoured for the Context: Gaia Building, Quito
Tommy Schwarzkopf, Executive President & Owner, Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Gabriela Anker, Principal and Cofounder, Leppanen + Anker Arquitectos
2B
10 Year Award 2007
Chair: Ron Klemencic, CTBUH Working Group Chair, Chairman, CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Shining a Light on Livability: Lumiere, Sydney
Michael Goldrick, Development Director, Frasers Property
Ross Palmer, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners
For a Modern Media Company, a Tower of Clarity and Transparency: New York Times Tower, New York City
Terry Hayes, Senior Vice President, The New York Times Company
Serge Drouin, Associate Architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Bringing Office Space Up into the Light: Poly Real Estate Headquarters, Guangzhou
Stephen Wang, Executive Director of Poly USA, Poly Real Estate Development
Javier Arizmendi, Design Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
A Towering, Bold Statement About Government’s Relationship with its People and the Environment: San Francisco Federal Building, San Francisco
Maria Ciprazo, Director of Design and Construction, General Services Administration
Eui-Sung Yi, Principal, Morphosis

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Coffee Break
Sponsored By: Goettsch Partners

Session 3

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

3A
Best Tall Building Europe
Chair: Javier Quintana de Una, Director, IDOM
A Contemporary Conversion Gives an Old Tower New Life: Angel Court, London
Nick Jarman, Projet Director, Stanhope
Nicholas Worley, Senior Associate, Fletcher Priest Architects
Ribbons Over Islington: A Distinct Residential Tower in a Desirable London Neighborhood: Canaletto, London
Aref Lahham, Founder and Managing Director, Orion City Road Trustee Limited
Sander Versluis, Senior Architect, UNStudio
From Grain Silo to Glorious Living: The Silo, Copenhagen
Klaus Kastbjerg, Founder, UNIONKUL HOLDING A/S
Caroline Nagel, Project Director, COBE
A City of Justice for the City of Light: Tribunal de Paris, Paris
Pierre-Louis Fortier, Director, Bouygues Batiment Ile de France
Amaury Greig, Architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
3B
10 Year Award 2008
Chair: Lynn Osmond, President, CEO, Chicago Architecture Center
Efficiently Sublime: The Tall Building in the Modern City: Comcast Center, Philadelphia
Serge Nalbantian, Vice President of Development, Liberty Property Trust
Meghan McDermott, Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Clean Lines, Core Principles, and Forward-Looking Innovation: Hegau Tower, Singen
Laurent Burkart, Managing Director, Burkart Verwaltungen
Helmut Jahn, CEO, JAHN
Energy Company Headquarters is an “Open Book” on Sustainable Design: Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg
Mark Pauls, Building Energy Management Engineer, Manitoba Hydro
Bruce Kuwabara, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects
A Bold Icon Communicates a Global City’s Identity to the World: Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai
Hiroo Mori, Director & Executive VP, Mori Building
William Pedersen, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIP Networking Reception
Hosted at Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower
Sponsored By: Lotte Property & Development

Day 2: Thursday 31 May 2018See the Day 1 Program

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Breakfast and Registration
Sponsored By: New World Development Company Limited

Session 4

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

4A
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa
Chair: William Baker, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
A ‘Building in Motion’ for a Dynamic City: Azrieli Sarona, Tel Aviv
Danna Azrieli, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Azrieli Group
Moshe Tzur, President & Founder, Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners
High-End, High-Rise Living, Extended: Beirut Terraces, Beirut
Bassim Halaby, Chairman and CEO, Benchmark
Tobias Winkelmann, Associate, Herzog & de Meuron Architekten
Modern Optimism with a Nod to Bauhaus History on the Mediterranean: Rothschild Tower, Tel Aviv
Yigal Zemah, CEO, Berggruen Residential
Reynolds Logan, Associate Partner, Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Reinventing Heritage: Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town
Mark Noble, Development Director, V&A Waterfront
Mat Cash, Group Leader, Heatherwick Studio
4B
Urban Habitat Part I
Chair: Timothy Johnson, Design Partner, NBBJ
An Anchor of Urban Regeneration: Barangaroo South / International Towers, Sydney
Tom Weeks, Executive General Manager – Development, Lendlease Corporation
Ivan Harbour, Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Breaking Through the Podium Mold to Enhance the Public Realm: Greatwall Complex, Wuhan
Huan Tu, Assistant General Manager, Greatwall Construction Holdings Group
Nick Cordingley, Design Partner, 10 DESIGN
A New Urban Space for Lower Manhattan: World Trade Center Master Plan, New York City
Larry Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties
Carla Swickerath, Partner, Studio Daniel Libeskind

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Coffee Break
Sponsored By: M-Tech

Session 5

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

5A
Urban Habitat Part II
Chair: Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of Ph.D. Program, IIT Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
A Beacon of Red and Green, Connected to the Cityscape: Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore
Wanling Lee, Development Manager, Far East Organization
Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects
Greening the Streetscape and the Skyline: SKYPARK, Hong Kong
Edwin Chi Wai Chan, Senior Project Director, New World Development
Janette Wan Ming Chan, Group Director, P & T Group
An Urban Quarter, Integrated into the Local Context: SOHO Fuxing Plaza, Shanghai
Yicheng Yang, Director of Design, SOHO China
Stephan Rewolle, Associate Partner, von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects
5B
Innovation Part I
Chair: David Malott, Founder, CEO, AI.
Advancing Computerized Wind-Loading Tests to the Next Level: Hi-Res CFD for Wind Loading of Tall Buildings
Nick Wirth, Founder, Wirth Research
Rob Rowsell, Engineering Manager, Wirth Research

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch Break
Sponsored By: WSP

Session 6

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

6A
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Part I
Chair: Robert Pratt, Co-Head of Global Design & Construction, Tishman Speyer Properties
A Landscape Painting Comes to Life in the Heart of the City: Chaoyang Park Plaza, Beijing
Hui Zhang, President, Smart-hero (HK) Investment Development
Dixon Lu, Associate Partner, MAD Architects
Sydney’s New Front Door Swings Open: International Towers, Sydney
Liam Timms, Fund Manager, Lendlease Corporation
Avtar Lotay, Managing Director, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Vertical Village as National Symbol: Lotte World Tower, Seoul
Hyunchul Park, CEO, Lotte Property & Development
James von Klemperer, President, Design Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Axis Mundi of the Pearl River Delta Megacity: Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen
Felix Wu, Managing Director, Design, Ping An Financial Center Const. & Dev
Robert Whitlock, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
6B
Innovation Part II
Chair: Robert Halvorson, Global Head of Structures/Executive Vice President, WSP
Lean Core + Prefab Blade Wall System
Albert Williamson-Taylor, Director, AKTII
Liberating the Elevator from Ropes: MULTI
Michael Cesarz, CEO MULTI, thyssenkrupp
Markus Jetter, Head of Research & Innovation Center Rottweil & Product Development Center MULTI, thyssenkrupp

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Coffee Break
Sponsored By: Jensen Hughes

Session 7

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM

7A
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Part II
Chair: Tim Neal, President & CEO, CallisonRTKL
Living in the Landscape: Huangshan Mountain Village, Huangshan
Jun Chen, Executive Director, Chairman & CEO, Greenland Group
Noreen Wu, Business Development and Operations Manager, MAD Architects
Where Biodiversity and High Density Harmonize: Marina One, Singapore
Kemmy Tan, CEO, M+S Pte. Ltd
Martin Reuter, Managing Director, ingenhoven architects
A Living Tower in the Urban Tropics: Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore
Wanling Lee, Development Manager, Far East Organization
Hong Wei Phua, Director, WOHA Architects
A Diagrid of Distinction Enables a Sun-Lit, Social Skyscraper: Poly International Plaza – Dawangjing, Beijing
Stephen Wang, Executive Director of Poly USA, Poly Real Estate Development
Leo Chow, Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Linked-Up Thinking Drives the Design of a Tech Company’s Headquarters: Tencent Seafront Towers, Shenzhen
Jiang Ling, Senior Architect, Tencent Technology
Jonathan Ward, Design Partner, NBBJ
7B
Construction
Chair: Andy Campbell, Project Manager, New Markets, Multiplex
Constructing the ‘Jenga’ Building Was No Game: 56 Leonard, New York City
Keyvan Kazemi, Project Manager, Alexico Group
Gerald Bianco, Senior Vice President, Principal in Charge, Lendlease Corporation
An Office Tower That ‘Hangs’ from its ‘Hat’ Over an Adjacent Theater: 111 Main, Salt Lake City
Kory Jardine, Construction Manager, City Creek Reserve, Inc
Peter Lee, Associate Director, Senior Structural Engineer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Delivering the World’s Tallest Volumetric Modular Apartment Building: 461 Dean, New York City
David Edelson, Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
David Farnsworth, Principal, Arup
A Creative Use of Closed-Cavity Façades Opens Up New Possibilities: The EY Centre, Sydney
Tom Waters, Project Director, Mirvac Group
Jason Vieusseux, General Manager, Design Management & Construction, Mirvac Construction
A Milestone in Supertall Construction: Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen
Dexiong Weng, Deputy Chief Engineer, Ping An Life Insurance Company of China
Florence Chan, Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM