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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Antony Wood

Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council and steering in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, of which he is an ex-officio member. Prior to this, he was CTBUH Vice-Chairman for Europe and Head of Research. His tenure has seen a revitalization of the CTBUH and an increase in output and initiatives across all areas.

Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Antony is also a Research Professor in the College of Architecture at IIT, and a visiting professor of tall buildings at Tongji University Shanghai. A UK architect by training, his field of speciality is the design, and in particular the sustainable design, of tall buildings. Prior to joining the Council and IIT, Antony was an Associate Professor/Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Nottingham in the UK…


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About Antony Wood

Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council and steering in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, of which he is an ex-officio member. Prior to this, he was CTBUH Vice-Chairman for Europe and Head of Research. His tenure has seen a revitalization of the CTBUH and an increase in output and initiatives across all areas.

Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Antony is also a Research Professor in the College of Architecture at IIT, and a visiting professor of tall buildings at Tongji University Shanghai. A UK architect by training, his field of speciality is the design, and in particular the sustainable design, of tall buildings. Prior to joining the Council and IIT, Antony was an Associate Professor/Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Nottingham in the UK from 2001–2006, where he ran the third and fifth year programs respectively, and was an active member of various research teams. The design research output of his various academic collaborations can be seen here; at the Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Nottingham. Whilst at Nottingham, he also founded the Tall Buildings Teaching and Research Group.

Prior to becoming an academic, Antony worked as an architect in practice in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and the UK, between 1991–2001. It was during this time that he developed his passion for, and professional background in, tall buildings. Tall Buildings/large projects he has been involved in these countries include the £120 million, 11 No. mixed office/residential tower project of SV City, Bangkok (completed 1995), the £70 million 4 No. 44-story condominia project of Kuningan Persada, Jakarta (1997) and the prestigious £200 million Kuala Lumpur Central International Railway Terminal, Malaysia (completed 2001).

Antony’s PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings. He is associate editor of the CTBUH Journal and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He is the author of numerous books and papers in the fields of tall buildings, sustainability and related areas. Antony has been Conference Chair and Chair of the Scientific Committee at several CTBUH conferences. He has also presented at numerous conferences, and lectures regularly around the world.

Antony is Chair of the CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability working group, chair of the Expert Peer Review Committee, a member of the CTBUH Height Committee, and a standing member of the CTBUH Awards Jury. He has been principal investigator for numerous funded research projects. He currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife and two children.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Executive Director (2008 – Present)
  • China Office Board (2015 – Present)
  • CTBUH Staff, Executive Director (2006 – Present)
  • CTBUH Journal, Associate Editor (2006 – Present)
  • Awards Jury (2009 – Present)
  • Expert Peer Review Committee, Chair (2014 – Present)
  • Height and Data Committee (2006 – Present)
  • Working Group: Sustainability, Chair (2006 – Present)
  • Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems, Co-Chair (2013 – Present)
  • Working Group: Building Damping Technologies (2015 – Present)
  • Conference, Co-Chair (Dubai 2008; Chicago 2009; Mumbai 2010; Shanghai 2012; London 2013; Shanghai 2014; Shanghai 2014; New York 2015)
  • Conference, Steering Committee (London Co-Chair 2013; New York Chair 2015)
  • Research Seed Funding Jury – Final Selection (2015)
  • Past Roles:
  • Conference, Keynote Speaker (Shanghai 2014)
  • Conference, Speaker (Kuala Lumpur 2003; Seoul 2004; New York 2005; London 2006; Dubai 2008; Chicago 2009; Mumbai 2010; Shanghai 2014)
  • Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014)
  • International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2012, 2013, 2014)

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Initiatives Involving Antony Wood

Council Report Examines the Pros and Cons of Vertical Greenery

30 Jun 2015, CTBUH In the Media – The American Society of Civil Engineers reviews the CTBUH report on…

BCO Members Tour IIT Campus

22 May 2015, Tour Report – As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices Conference, the…

First Meeting for CTBUH Damping Technologies Research

19 May 2015, Event Report – More than 40 industry and academic experts convened at CTBUH Chicago to mark the…

Initiatives Involving Antony Wood

Council Report Examines the Pros and Cons of Vertical Greenery
30 Jun 2015, Milan – CTBUH In the Media
The American Society of Civil Engineers reviews the CTBUH report on vertical greenery sponsored by Arup. Executive Director Antony Wood is interviewed on the report.
BCO Members Tour IIT Campus
22 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices Conference, the CTBUH hosted more than 40 visitors from the BCO for an event on its home campus at IIT.
First Meeting for CTBUH Damping Technologies Research
19 May 2015, Chicago – Event Report
More than 40 industry and academic experts convened at CTBUH Chicago to mark the launch of the Bouygues Construction-funded damping initiative.
Facades+ New York City
16-17 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City to participate in the Facades+ conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper.
YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center
15 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
The inaugural CTBUH New York City Chapter event, held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, showcased the rising Ping An Finance Center.
CTBUH China Office Kicks Off
18 Mar 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH China Office / Asia Headquarters officially launched at CAUP at Tongji University with the inaugural board meeting and a reception
Trustees Meeting Heralds Bright Future For CTBUH
9 Mar 2015, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2014 accomplishments, 2015 plans, the New York Conference, and more.
Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For Research Projects
19-23 Jan 2015, Paris – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.
CTBUH Helps Middle School Students Reach for the Sky
4 Dec 2014, Oak Park – Event Report
Students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School got a taste of what it’s like to be an architect when they were asked to design a mixed-use “skyscraper of the future”
New York Conference Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting
17-21 Nov 2014, New York City – Event Report
Plans for the 2015 Conference in New York are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Bank of America Tower Nov. 18.
CTBUH Height Committee Meeting
7 Nov 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The following topics were addressed: co-joined buildings, criteria for completion, gross-to-net building height, and structural definitions.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
CTBUH Trustees Meet Ahead of 2014 Conference in Shanghai
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The second Board of Trustees meeting of 2014 took place in the 83rd-floor conference room at the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao in Shanghai, in advance of the 2014 CTBUH Conference.
CTBUH Well Represented at China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
18 Jul 2014, Shanghai – Event
CTBUH’s Japan and Korea chapters, along with Tongji University organized the 2014 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum on July 18th.
CTBUH Visits 1WTC, 4WTC and 7WTC
21 May 2014, New York City – Tour Report
Just six months after CTBUH confirmed One World Trade Center's height, Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel toured the building.
Whirlwind Tour Stirs Up More Interest in Shanghai Conference
7-13 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
On a second intensive journey inside six months, Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to China to make additional connections and develop further support.
Trustees Meeting Reflects CTBUH’s Momentum
28 Feb 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met February 28, setting the course for a number of strategic Council initiatives, including the Strategic Five-Year Plan.
AAAS “Future of Cities” Symposium Sees Destiny in Density
15 Feb 2014, Chicago – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood, Trustee Bill Baker, and several academic experts on urban issues spoke at the AAAS Annual Meeting on the panel The Future of Cities: Dense or Dispersed?
Study on Sustainability Implications of Urban + Suburban Location
Feb 2014, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH is conducting a research study aimed at understanding the contributing factors of “sustainability” in both urban and suburban contexts.
CTBUH Staff Given Tour of AMA Plaza
13 Dec 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
In keeping with its annual tradition, CTBUH staff enjoyed a tall-building tour as part of its holiday party, exploring the newly remodeled AMA Plaza.
CTBUH Steers IIT Cloud Research Studio
21 Nov 2013, Chicago – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood and research associates Payam Bahrami and Dario Trabucco led a one-semester-long Research Studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height of 1776'
12 Nov 2013, Chicago – CTBUH News
The CTBUH Height Committee reached a consensus that One World Trade Center’s height to its architectural top is 1,776 feet (541.3 meters).
Leaders’ Meeting Focuses on Increasing and Energizing Membership
8 Nov 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The top global leadership of the CTBUH held the annual Leader Meeting in Chicago to discuss activating leaders around the world.
Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
CTBUH Leaders Tour Ping An Tower
18 Oct 2013, Shenzhen – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood and Trustee David Malott were treated to a high-octane tour of the under-construction Ping An Financial Center tower by its developer’s CEO.
Tongji University Hosts CTBUH Lecture
15 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood delivered a lecture to approximately 120 people at Tongji University, the CTBUH’s partner institution in China.
Inaugural 2014 Steering Committee Meeting
14 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Event Report
Greenland Group hosted the inaugural steering committee meeting for the 2014 CTBUH Conference, consisting of more than 25 individuals from the local tall building industry.
Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
14-18 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Tour Report
Preparations for the 2014 CTBUH Conference are now underway. Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days.
World Architecture Day Prefab Panel Debates on “Factory-Made”
11 Oct 2013, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood led a panel focused on the exigencies of pre-fabrication and modular construction.
New York’s New Delirium
Oct 2013, New York City – Tour Report
At least five once-in-a-lifetime multi-acre projects are underway in New York. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik reports on his journey to investigate further.
CTBUH Launches Indonesia Chapter
5 Jul 2013, Jakarta – Event Report
At the site of the future Signature Tower a discussion was held on the rapid growth experienced by Indonesia drawing more than 100 participants.
CTBUH Thailand Chapter Launches
24 Jun 2013, Bangkok – Event Report
Part of a growing campaign of outreach in Southeast Asia, CTBUH Thailand laid out future plans for the Chapter on the site of Thailand’s next tallest building, MahaNakhon.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day Two
12 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity
See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including The Shard Networking Reception.
2013 London Conference: Height & Heritage
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Pre-Conference
10 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the pre-conference activities including the networking reception held at the top of 30 St Mary Axe and the launch of UltraRope.
CTBUH Canada Inaugural Meeting
2 May 2013, Toronto – Event Report
The first event organized by the newly formed CTBUH Canada Chapter was held at the University of Toronto on May 2, to a highly enthusiastic reception.
London Conference Steering Committee Meeting
20 Mar 2013, London – Event Report
The Steering Committee for the 2013 CTBUH London Conference convened to discuss and confirm the final details of the Conference including the speakers, sponsorship, and tours.
Trustees Meeting 2013, Chicago
4 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The board of trustees of the CTBUH held its annual meeting at IIT in Chicago on March 4. As a first order of business, the board welcomed three new trustees.
Key Stakeholders Meet to Launch Life Cycle Research Project
9 Jan 2013, Chicago – Event Report
ArcelorMittal funded research project: “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings” launched and met for the first time in Chicago.
Executive Director Visits University of Nottingham
Dec 2012, Nottingham – Tour Report
The University of Nottingham welcomed Executive Director Antony Wood to meet the students, view their latest work and to discuss the development of the Masters Course in Sustainable Tall Buildings.
London 2013 Steering Committee Meeting
4 Dec 2012, London – Event Report
Thirty members of the London 2013 Steering Committee, representing developers and a wide range of industry disciplines, met to discuss themes and strategies for the upcoming conference.
BBC Series Spotlights Skyscrapers
3 Dec 2012, London – CTBUH In the Media
The BBC, working with the CTBUH, has developed a series of reports focusing on the state of the skyscraper around the world.
CTBUH to Study the Life Cycle of Tall Building Structural Systems
14 Nov 2012, Chicago – Event Report
ArcelorMittal has awarded a $300,000 research grant to the CTBUH to study and compare the full range of environmental effects assignable to structural systems in tall buildings.
Event Focuses on Combining Fire Safety and Sustainability
7-8 Nov 2012, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH participated in a symposium to address the complex issues of integrating fire safety design with sustainability.
Awards Symposium Puts Spotlight on Achievement, Future
19 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event Report
2012 CTBUH tall building award winners, finalists and lifetime achievement award winners were not attending the annual symposium to talk about record heights and flashy designs.
Doha Tower Named Best Tall Building Worldwide
19 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event Report
Doha Tower was recognized as the overall "Best Tall Building Worldwide" and "Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa" in the 2012 CTBUH Awards Program.
Young Professionals Hosts Meeting at the 2012 Awards Symposium
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Event Report
Exactly one year after its establishment the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee gathered at the Awards Symposium on October 18 at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
2012 Shanghai Congress: Asia Ascending
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference
The Shanghai Congress drew a wide variety of industry professionals from all over the globe with over 800 attendees from 430 companies and 43 countries.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day One
19 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the Opening Plenary and VIP Reception.
Sustainability Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group convened the day before the start of the Shanghai Congress to review recent progress and focus on goals for the future.
Eco-in-the-City Features CTBUH
28 Aug 2012, Chicago – CTBUH In the Media
World Architecture News is spotlighting the CTBUH in a series of articles on the site’s Eco-in-the-City blog. The articles penned by CTBUH leaders are focusing on sustainability issues.
Inside the China Broad Group
Aug 2012, Changsha – Tour Report
CTBUH’s Executive Director tours the headquarters of the company behind the 30-story tower erected in 15 days. Now they want to build the world’s tallest tower in nine months.
CTBUH Leads Tour of MCA Skyscraper Exhibit
28 Jul 2012, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood linked the art and reality of tall buildings in a gallery tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago exhibition, Skyscraper.
CTBUH Celebrates First Exhibition
21 Jun 2012, Chicago – Event Report
Chicago Architecture Foundation event spotlights work of CTBUH and AS+GG with Illinois Institute of Technology students: “Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago.”
Helsinki: Developing a Finnish Vernacular for the High-Rise?
Apr 2012, Helsinki – Tour Report
The Helsinki symposium, organized by KONE Elevators, had been at least two years in discussion and centered on the possible addition of 30 to 40 story skyscrapers to Finnish skylines.
Trustees Meeting 2012 Report, Chicago
19 Mar 2012, Chicago – Event Report
After one of the most successful years in the 43-year history of the CTBUH, the Board of Trustees gathered to review recent initiatives and discuss the Council’s long-term strategies.
CTBUH and IIT Win Research Grant
Mar 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH and several members of the IIT faculty have been awarded a grant from the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research to study the energy-saving effectiveness.
Shanghai Congress Important Steering Committee Meeting
Feb 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
A major meeting of the Shanghai Congress Local Steering Committee was held in the very appropriate setting of the Shanghai Tower construction site.
Shanghai 2012: Important Meetings
Feb 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Chair Timothy Johnson and Executive Director Antony Wood were in Shanghai recently for meetings with the Congress Steering Committee and other significant Congress partners.
Israel Trip Report: Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
Nov 2011, Tel Aviv – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood delivered a keynote presentation at The 7th National Congress of the Israeli Society of Civil, Structural and Infra-Structural Engineers and toured Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Trustees Meeting 2011, Seoul
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
The second Trustees meeting of 2011, which welcomed new Trustees Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, took place during the Seoul Conference.
2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting
9 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
Tall building industry leaders from around the globe met at the seminal Dongbu Financial Center tower for the 2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting.
Chair-Elect Timothy Johnson Visits CTBUH HQ
Sep 2011, Chicago – Tour Report
Timothy Johnson of NBBJ, due to take over as CTBUH Chair in October 2011, visited the CTBUH headquarters recently for meetings with Executive Director Antony Wood and CTBUH staff.
CTBUH Accredits University of Nottingham 2011 Masters Course
19 Jul 2011, Nottingham – Event Report
The University of Nottingham welcomed CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood as part of the annual CTBUH accreditation of the Masters Course in Sustainable Tall Buildings.
London Report: Bucking a Western Trend?
Jul 2011, London – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited the UK in July for the inaugural meeting of a future CTBUH UK Chapter and other endeavors.
Path to the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress: Beginnings…
Jul 2011, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders recently traveled to China to attend a CTBUH-Tongji University workshop, and begin the planning of the anticipated 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012.
University of Nottingham Visit
Jul 2011, Nottingham – Tour Report
The University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, welcomed CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood on Tuesday July 19th.
CTBUH-IIT Design Studio
Jul 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH-Illinois Institute of Technology's latest tall building studio, based on a real site in Seoul, is now ready for viewing. The studio consisted of twelve students working in pai
Back to Bethlehem: Where it all began…
Apr 2011, Bethlehem – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood reflects on his trip to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he met with the Beedle family and visited Lehigh University, where it all began for the Council.
Trustees Meeting 2011, New York
5 Apr 2011, New York City – Event Report
Of all Trustees meetings since the current Board formed, the New York gathering wins the "marathon event" prize! Getting down to business at 9am, the Board finally adjourned at 8pm.
Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group Meeting
4 Apr 2011, New York City – CTBUH Research
The third meeting of the CTBUH Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group was held in New York City on April 4. The meeting was hosted by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
Shard London Bridge Visit
23 Jan 2011, London – Tour Report
While in London, CTBUH’s Jan Klerks took the opportunity to visit the city's future tallest building; the Shard London Bridge, currently rising next to London Bridge Station.
The Frozen Han: Wintry Seoul
19-26 Jan 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and 12 advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology visit Seoul to work on a hypothetical tall building design project.
One Nation Under Construction
Dec 2010, Chicago – CTBUH In the Media
CTBUH's Executive Director Antony Wood and others discuss Chicago's John Hancock Center, measuring tall, and other tall subjects.
CTBUH Running Up the Willis Tower
14 Nov 2010, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH staff braved the chance to climb up all of the 2,109 stairs to the 103rd floor of Chicago Willis (formerly Sears) Tower.
CTBUH 2010 Annual Leaders Meeting
22 Oct 2010, Chicago – Event Report
Following the CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremony, the CTBUH Leadership team met again bright and early on the campus of the IIT in Chicago for their annual Leaders Meeting.
CTBUH Involved in DFI Los Angeles Conference
12-15 Oct 2010, Hollywood – Event Report
CTBUH was involved as a coordinating partner, exhibitor and speaker at Deep Foundation Institute’s 35th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Hollywood, CA.
Piraeus Tower Competition
24 Jun 2010, Athens – Event
The Piraeus Tower architectural competition focused on the re-design of an incomplete 22-story tower. Antony Wood and Tim Johnson, served on the competition jury.
CTBUH Research Meeting, Venice
17-18 Jun 2010, Venice – Event Report
The inaugural meeting of its Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group attracted much attention from both academia and industry.
Marshall Gerometta Wins the 1st Annual CTBUH Golf Tournament
4 Jun 2010, Chicago – Event Report
On June 4th, the first CTBUH’s Annual Golf Tournament took place. After all score cards were turned in, CTBUH's database editor Marshall Gerometta emerged as the overall winner.
CTBUH Accredits New Masters in Tall Buildings Course at the UoN
Jun 2010, Nottingham – Event Report
The CTBUH have accredited the newly established 'Masters in Sustainable Tall Buildings' architectural course at the University of Nottingham.
Seoul, Songdo and Meetings
May 2010, Seoul – Tour Report
Executive Director, Antony Wood, embarked to Seoul to begin the organization of the anticipated Seoul 2011 conference and tour local tall buildings.
Shanghai Expo and Meetings Report
May 2010, Shanghai – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited China to attend and speak at the Shanghai Expo. While in China, the foundation was set for the CTBUH 9th World Congress.
2009-2010 Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai – Final Review
30 Apr 2010, Chicago – Event Report
The completion of an intense semester of work for the students and tutors involved in the CTBUH-IIT advanced architectural studio was marked by the final reviews.
2010 Mock Firms Skyscraper Challenge
16 Apr 2010, Chicago – Event
Students from all over the US are challenged to assemble a team as a mock firm and design, construct and commercially market a high-rise on an actual existing plot in a city.
Trump Tower Chicago, CTBUH Height Signboard Inaugurated
7 Apr 2010, Chicago – Event Report
On a rainy Wednesday the CTBUH gathered with members of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago team for the inauguration of the building signboard.
Trustees Meeting 2010, Mumbai
2 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Event Report
The 2010 annual Trustees meeting took place prior to the CTBUH 2010 World Conference Mumbai, in the same venue as the conference, the Renaissance Hotel Mumbai.
Mumbai 2010: Welcome / VIP Reception
2 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Event Report
Amidst the spectacular setting of the Renaissance Hotel’s upper garden terrace, the Welcome/VIP Reception took place the evening before the conference.
The Remaking of Mumbai Field Visit
26 Jan-7 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
With the support from the CTBUH and RoMF, twelve advanced architectural students from the IIT left the cold winter of Chicago for a two week visit to the project site, in the C-ward.
CTBUH to Play Accreditation Role in New Nottingham Masters Course
Jan 2010, Nottingham – Event Report
The course, coordinated by Philip Oldfield and David Nicholson-Cole at the University of Nottingham, explores the sustainable design of tall buildings.
Promotional Tour for Mumbai Conference
Dec 2009, Mumbai – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood undertook a promotional tour of India for the Mumbai conference. The tour took in Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune.
CTBUH Changes Height Criteria / Burj Dubai Height Increases
17 Nov 2009, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH announced a change to its height criteria, as a reflection of recent developments with several super-tall buildings.
Willis/Sears Tower Tour
29 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Members of CTBUH staff had a unique opportunity to see the in and outs of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago.
CTBUH 2009 Annual Leaders Meeting
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Preceding the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, 55 leaders within the CTBUH organization gathered to discuss current developments, progress on projects, and new ideas and initiatives.
CTBUH Presents Plaque to Trump Tower
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH presented a plaque to The Trump Organization recognizing Trump Tower as the tallest all-concrete building in the world and the 7th tallest building in the world.
40 Years of the CTBUH – Chairman Reflections
Sep 2009, Chicago – CTBUH Research
For its 40th anniversary, the CTBUH has collected the reflections of some past chairmen, which will be published in a commemorative brochure to be distributed at the Chicago conference.
Next CTBUH Chair visits CTBUH HQ
27-28 Aug 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Professor Sang Dae Kim of Korea University, due to take over as CTBUH Chair in October 2009, visited the CTBUH offices for a 2-day meeting.
Singapore Visit
12-14 Aug 2009, Singapore – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood shares his recent experiences of a new and exciting Singapore which has, in a quiet, unpretentious way, been implementing social-urban policies.
Inaugural Fire & Safety Meeting
18-19 May 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH’s Fire & Safety Working Group convened for a one and a half day meeting at the offices of Schirmer Engineering on 18th-19th May.
Fire & Safety Working Group Meeting
18-19 May 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH’s Fire & Safety Working Group convened for a one and a half day meeting at the offices of Schirmer Engineering.
2009 Mock Firms Competition
8 May 2009, Chicago – Event
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.
Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai - Final Reviews
7 May 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in the CTBUH-IIT ‘Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai’ advanced architectural studio.
IIT and University of Nottingham Design Collaboration
Mar 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Students from the University of Nottingham recently visited Chicago as part of a tall building design studio collaboration with the ‘Remaking of Mumbai’ studio at IIT.
Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group - 3rd Meeting
26 Feb 2009, Chicago – Event
The third meeting of the CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group took place on February 26th 2009, at the Chicago office of Environmental Systems Design.
The Remaking of Mumbai, Tour
1-11 Feb 2009, Mumbai – Tour Report
Ten advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Prof. Antony Wood to engage in the urban issues of the C-ward district of Mumbai.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Inaugural Meeting
21 Jan 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The new CTBUH Board of Trustees met at CTBUH Headquarters for their inaugural meeting. The seven people who currently make up the board were all present at the meeting.
Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Update
Nov 2008, Chicago – CTBUH News
Two meetings channeled the efforts of the Sustainability Working Group into an anticipated 80,000 word, 200-page, richly illustrated book.
Green or Grey - The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability
9-15 Nov 2008, Brisbane – Event Report
Antony Wood, Executive Director of CTBUH, reports on his visit to Australia after a week of seminars and meetings.
Building Tours Accompanying Meetings with ACTBUH
9-15 Nov 2008, Brisbane – Tour Report
During his week in Australia Executive Director Antony Wood had a chance to visit many of the tall buildings, including Riverside Center, Aurora Place, and Governor Philip Tower.
Building Tours Accompanying ‘Moscow Gaining Height’
24 Oct 2008, Moscow – Tour Report
Following five sessions of knowledgeable speaker presentations, the remaining day and a half of the conference was devoted to technical tours.
CTBUH 2008 Moscow Conference: Gaining Height
22-24 Oct 2008, Moscow – Conference
Held in the prestigious setting of the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel Moscow, the 120 delegates in attendance were treated to an inspiring three days of information and cultural exchange.
Changes to CTBUH Governance
Oct 2008, Chicago – CTBUH News
In line with the expanding operation, CTBUH changed its Governance, including the creation of a new Board of Trustees.
Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Update
Oct 2008, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Working Group have announced the chapter plan for a 200-page, richly illustrated book, entitled the ‘CTBUH Guide to Sustainabilty for Tall Buildings in Urban Environments’.
Sustainability Working Group - 2nd Meeting
2 Oct 2008, Chicago – Event Report
Discussions at this meeting centered on the creation of a significant new publication “The CTBUH Guide to Sustainability for Tall Buildings in Urban Environments.”
CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Meeting
1 Aug 2008, Chicago – Event Report
The meeting took place on August 1st, at the LEED Platinum rated Chicago Center for Green Technology and was attended by some of the world’s leading experts on tall buildings.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Tour
29 Oct 2007, Chicago – Tour
Lucas Tryggestad of SOM gave an tour of the Trump International Hotel & Tower as part of the design research studio held at the Illinois Institute of Technology by Antony Wood.

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BBC Business Daily Interviews Antony Wood

BBC Business Daily Interviews Antony Wood

25 May 2015, – BBC Business Daily interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood on the continuing race to build the tallest…

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2014 Awards - Session 3 Q&A

6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"
Chair: Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH

Measuring Tall Buildings: Has CTBUH got its Height Criteria Correct?

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Peter Weismantle, CTBUH Height Committee Chair / AS+GG; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo; James Parakh, Toronto City Planner; Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Day 3 Plenary - Q & A

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age: Design Principles for a New High-Rise Vernacular

Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2
Antony Wood, CTBUH

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I
Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

CTBUH Research Project: The Sustainability Implications of Urban + Suburban Locations – Initial Report

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Peng Du & Antony Wood, CTBUH

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CTBUH Executive Director Shares His Thoughts on Meydan One
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood shares his thoughts on the recently proposed Dubai One tower for the Times of London. When completed,…
Council Report Examines the Pros and Cons of Vertical Greenery
Milan, Italy – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) reviews the CTBUH report on vertical greenery sponsored by Arup. Executive Director Antony…
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New York City, United States – Architects' Newspaper provides a glimpse of Antony Wood's presentation at Facades+ NYC. Wood argues that we have made tremendous progress in…
Architect Proposes “No Shadow Tower”
London, United Kingdom – Antony Wood shares his perspective on the No Shadow Tower, a pair of towers designed by NBBJ that feature mirrored glazed envelopes that…
IIT Magazine Features Research Assistant Peng Du
Chicago, United States – IIT Magazine provides an in-depth profile of Peng Du, CTBUH Research Assistant and doctoral candidate at the IIT College of Architecture.…
Why the US is Seeing Fewer Skyscrapers
Los Angeles, United States – CBS This Morning interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood, who speaks about worldwide skyscraper trends that indicate a general shift…
 When Will Chicago Get It’s Next Supertall Skyscraper?
Chicago, United States – Executive Director Antony Wood touches on the shifting developmental landscape of skyscrapers around the world, highlighting the uniqueness…
Antony Wood Inspires Students at Brooks Middle School
Oak Park, United States – Executive Director Antony Wood and Publications Associate Tansri Muliani brought the elements of skyscraper design to life for students in…
Elevators Set to Take New Direction
Essen, Germany – The Wall Street Journal speaks with Director Antony Wood and Advisory Group Chair Peter Weismantle about ThyssenKrupp’s newly announced…
The Sky’s the Limit for Student Architects at Brooks Middle School
Oak Park, United States – The Chicago Tribune covers Antony Wood's role leading a skyscraper design contest, delivering a lecture, and announcing winners at Brooks…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Shanghai, China – Based on a brief introduction of the CTBUH International Conference and an overview of the 2014 Shanghai Conference, the article introduces…
CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014
Sydney, Australia – Arch Daily covers One Central Park Sydney, a tall building that was awarded the title of 2014 “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at this year’s…
CBN Weekly Interviews Executive Director Antony Wood
, – CBN Weekly interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood, who shares some candid thoughts on the state of tall buildings both in China,…
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Recap
Shanghai, China – Burnham Works features a synopsis, written by CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik, summarizing the second day’s plenary speakers at the 2014…
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Skyscraper Building in China
, China – In a special cover story for China Daily, Executive Director Antony Wood and Editor Dan Safarik put the rapid pace of China’s skyscraper…
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood Discusses Skyscraper Boom in China
, China – China Daily Asia covers the skyscraper boom in China and interviews Executive Director Antony Wood, who gives historical insight into the…
Skyscraper Mania Grips China as Ambitions Trump Economy
, China – Bloomberg covers the Chinese skyscraper boom. In order to better understand the situation, they interview Executive Director Antony Wood…
Inaugural CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner: The Interlace, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore – Building Construction Design takes a look at The Interlace, which has won the inaugural CTBUH Urban Habitat Award. CTBUH Executive Director…
The Interlace by OMA / Ole Scheeren Named Winner of CTBUH Urban Habitat Award
Singapore, Singapore – World Architecture News talks about the 2014 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award winner The Interlace by OMA / Ole Scheeren. CTBUH Executive Director…
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood Weighs in on the Chicago Spire
Chicago, United States – Curbed Chicago reports on the distraught past of the Chicago Spire and speaks with CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood about the likelihood…
CTBUH Names One Central Park Best Tall Building in Australia
Sydney, Australia – Stuff.co.nz covers CTBUH's Best Tall Buildings of 2014, and examines One Central Park's regional award and its chances for being named the…
Tall Building Numbers Again on the Rise
Reedsburg, United States – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Editor Daniel Safarik's article on the advancements of skyscraper construction in 2013 was featured…
Tallest U.S. Skyscraper Dream Kept Alive by Irish Builder
Chicago, United States – Bloomberg interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood for color commentary on developer Grant Kelleher's plans to revive the stalled…
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood Interviewed on the Kingdom Tower
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – BBC interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood on the Kingdom Tower and the fascination with building higher. He discusses current…
Survey Looks at Oak Parkers' Sustainability Habits
Oak Park, United States – Local Oak Park newspaper interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood about the CTBUH Urban-Suburban study, which will help determine…
Expert: Newer High-Rises Can be More Prone to Falling Ice
Chicago, United States – CBS News cites the expertise of CTBUH executive director Antony Wood and a CTBUH report, Increasing Problems of Falling Ice and Snow on…
CTBUH Leader Johannes de Jong in ENR Top 25
Chicago, United States – Johannes de Jong is recognized in Engineering News-Record's Top 25 for "The Biggest Change in Elevators Since 1853." His contributions to…
Build It and They Will Believe, Says Defiant China Tycoon
Shanghai, China – The Sun Daily quotes CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood in an article which shares the grandiose plans of the Broad Group. The ambitious…
CTBUH: BBC Series Spotlights Skyscrapers
London, United Kingdom – The BBC, working with the CTBUH, has developed a series of reports spotlighting the state of the skyscraper around the world. Features focus…
Antony Wood on Architecture and Skyscrapers
Chicago, United States – CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood, is interviewed by the ArchiTeam website on the subjects of architectural tourism, travel in relation…

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2014 Awards - Session 3 Q&A
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Chair: Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH
Thursday, 6th November 2014 Chicago, USA. Leslie Shepherd, Chief Architect, General Services Administration, James Cutler, Founding Partner, Cutler Anderson Architects, Michael Goldrick, Project Management Director, Frasers Property, Bertram Beissel…
Measuring Tall Buildings: Has CTBUH got its Height Criteria Correct?
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peter Weismantle, CTBUH Height Committee Chair / AS+GG; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo; James Parakh, Toronto City Planner; Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji
One of the roles of the CTBUH is to be a “voice of reason” as the arbiter of building height claims, and to be consistent in the application of its criteria. Every few years, a question that provokes a review of the appropriateness of the criteria…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Day 3 Plenary - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Day 3 Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJ, Mun Summ Wong of WOHA, Yang Wu of thr Bund Finance Center, & Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director / IIT / Tongji…
Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age: Design Principles for a New High-Rise Vernacular
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This presentation investigates tall buildings from an aesthetic and social, as well as commercial and environmental, viewpoint; as contributing elements in the fabric of a city. Against a backdrop of the large-scale homogenization of cities…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 08 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 08 Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji University; Luke Leung, SOM; and Christopher Drew, AS+GG.
CTBUH Research Project: The Sustainability Implications of Urban + Suburban Locations – Initial Report
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peng Du, CTBUH / IIT & Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji University
It is widely accepted that the concentration of people in denser cities – sharing space, infrastructure, and facilities – offers much greater energy efficiency than the expanded horizontal city, which requires more land usage as well as higher energy…
Kingdom Tower and Building Tall
Apr 2014 – CTBUH in the Media; BBC World Business Report; Antony Wood, CTBUH
BBC interviews Executive Director Antony Wood on the Kingdom Tower and the fascination with building higher.
New Approach to Living in the Sky
Mar 2014 – CTBUH in the Media; ABC Science Show; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
Australian radio show interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Awards Juror Saskia Sassen at AAAS Symposium on future cities.
Rising Temps Lead to Ice Falling from Downtown Buildings
18 Feb 2014 – CTBUH in the Media; CBS Channel 2 Chicago; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CBS Channel 2 in Chicago interviews Antony Wood, executive director of CTBUH, to give perspective on the effects of ice falling from tall buildings.
The Future Skyline
Feb 2014 – CTBUH in the Media; New York Times Podcast; Antony Wood, CTBUH; William Baker, SOM
The NYT's audio podcast of CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Trustee Bill Baker at the 2014 AAAS Conference about cities of the future.
Altered States
13 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; BBC; Antony Wood, CTBUH
BBC's Altered States provides perspective from residents of New York City and Chicago on the CTBUH ruling on One World Trade Center's height and talks with Executive Director Antony Wood.
NYCs 1 World Trade Center Projected To Be Tallest Building in US
12 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; ABC News; Antony Wood, CTBUH
ABC News broadcast live the press conference in Chicago where Antony Wood revealed the announcement that One World Trade Center will be 1,776' tall.
Business Matters
12 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; BBC; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Executive Director Antony Wood discusses the ruling on the height of One World Trade Center with the BBC.
Short Sighted
12 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; Chicago Sun Times; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The Chicago Sun Times interviews Executive Director Antony Wood in their coverage of the One World Trade Center vs. Willis Tower height debate.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Dinner
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2013
The 12th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. The 2013 "Best Tall Building Overall" award went to CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, China. The…
2013 Awards - Session 3 Q&A
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH
The Session Three speaker panel consisting of: Jack Matthews, President, Matthews Southwest; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture; Bill Price, WSP Group; Dave Elder, Mace; and James Goettsch, Goettsch…
Welcome & Opening Remarks
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
Antony Wood (CTBUH Executive Director) and Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects) welcome delegates and open the 12th Annual Awards Symposium.
Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out
Aug 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; Shanghai Television; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In honor of the topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Television broadcast this Chinese-language video, featuring Executive Director Antony Wood.
Top Marks for Toronto's Highrises
Dec 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; CTV; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood spoke with CTV's Scott Laurie about the building boom in Canada and Toronto leading the western hemisphere in tall building construction.
Skyscrapers: What does the future hold?
Dec 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; BBC; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood was featured on the BBC World news program GMT, discussing the future of tall buildings.
Analyzing the CTBUH World Congress
Nov 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; MCI; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood discusses the 2012 Shanghai World Congress with MCI, addressing the importance of the Congress to its members and the attendees, the future plans of the Council and the significance of Shanghai to the Congress.
2012 Awards - Introduction & Welcome
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Antony Wood, Timothy Johnson & Rick Cook
Antony Wood (CTBUH Executive Director), Timothy Johnson (CTBUH Chairman), and Rick Cook (Awards Chair) welcome delegates and open the 3rd Annual Awards Symposium.
Antony Wood on Sustainable Skyscrapers
Sep 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; WGN Radio; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The Chicago-based radio news show interviewed CTBUH Executive Directo Antony Wood about the 'Hi-Rise, Lo-Carb' studio he led at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the innovative designs created by the students.
Science Friday: Tall Buildings, A Cut Above the Rest
Jun 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; NPR; Antony Wood, CTBUH
National Public Radio host Ira Flatow, of Science Friday, interviews CTBUH Director Antony Wood about the recent release of CTBUH's 2012 Best Tall Building Awards.
How Do You Determine What The Tallest Building Is?
1 May 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; WCBS; Antony Wood, CTBUH
One World Trade Center topping the Empire State Building on the New York City skyline revives questions of what determines the height of tall buildings. Executive Director Antony Wood states that the height of tall buildings is truly a matter of…
2011 Awards - Symposium Close
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood brings the awards symposium to a close, prior to the commencement of the Awards Ceremony & Dinner a short walk away in Crown Hall.
A Guide to Natural Ventilation in Tall Office Buildings
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Skyscrapers use more energy and material resources per square foot to build, operate and eventually demolish, yet will continue to be built prolifically, especially in dense urban areas. Natural ventilation is one way to reduce energy consumption in…
Living and Working in Tall Buildings after 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH in the Media; WBEZ 91.5; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The events of September 11th had many unforeseen effects on the world. Antony Wood, the executive director for the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat discusses how skyscraper culture changed in the last decade.
One Nation Under Construction
Dec 2010 – CTBUH in the Media; Chicago Architecture Foundation; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH's Executive Director Antony Wood and others discuss Chicago's John Hancock Center, measuring tall, and other tall subjects in the Chicago Architecture Foundation's newly launched video library, "One Nation Under Construction".
CTBUH Symposium "9th Annual Awards" Introduction
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Welcome: Professor Sang Dae Kim CTBUH; Chair: Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH
Sang Dae Kim, CTBUH Chairman, gives the Welcoming message at the opening of the 2010 Awards Symposium. Symposium Chair, CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood, also says a few words and introduces the Session One speakers.
Beijing's Tallest Skyscraper
Sep 2010 – CTBUH in the Media; China Radio International; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director is interviewed on the subject of tall buildings, explaining some of the reasoning behind the CTBUH Height Criteria, the changing motivations behind tall buildings, and the important role that tall buildings can…
Tall Buildings in London
Jul 2010 – CTBUH in the Media; BBC Radio World Service; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood, comments on the newly completed Strata tower, a high-rise residential tower in the city of London, and the importance of tall buildings in densifying our cities and reducing suburban spread to create more…
The Re-making of Mumbai: Search for an Appropriate Skyscraper Response
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In the early part of 2009, twelve students from the Illinois Institute of Technology, under the tutelage of Professor Antony Wood and working together with the Remaking of Mumbai Federation and the Mumbai architectural colleges of Rizvi and Sir JJ,…
CTBUH 2010 Conference
Feb 2010 – CTBUH in the Media; TV 9 Mumbai News Bulletin; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director and associate professor in the College of Architecture at IIT, is interviewed on TV 9 Mumbai News during a news story covering the CTBUH 2010 Conference, "Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age" held in…
The Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age
3 Dec 2009 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood gives a presentation in Pune, India to promote the 2010 Mumbai Conference (3-5th February 2010) and present the intentions behind the conference.
ET Think Turf Round-table Discussion
1 Dec 2009 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood participates in a round table discussion at the Times of India headquarters in Mumbai, India to promote the 2010 Mumbai Conference (3-5th February 2010) and present the intentions behind the conference.
Sears to Lead the Way in High Rise Upgrade
Feb 2009 – CTBUH in the Media; CNN; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director explains why the 40 year old Sears Tower needs to be upgraded to accommodate energy strategies that will improve the performance of the historic skyscraper in today's challenging environment.
A Silver Sears Tower
Feb 2009 – CTBUH in the Media; NBC 5 Chicago; Antony Wood, CTBUH
NBC 5 Chicago visits IIT’s campus to capture its view of the Sears Tower being re-covered in silver to help save on energy costs and describes the university as “one of the great schools of architecture.” CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood…
Urban Futures: Green or Grey?
11 Nov 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, gives a presentation on the aesthetics of tall buildings and sustainability to the Australian Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat at a Breakfast Seminar in Brisbane, Australia. This presentation outlines…
Chicago Humanities Festival: Tall, Taller, Tallest
2 Nov 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director presents to a crowd of Chicago locals at the 2008 Chicago Humanities Festival organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. This presentation provides an overview of some of the basics of Tall Buildings,…
More Green Towers Expected in Dubai
Mar 2008 – CTBUH in the Media; City 7 News Dubai; David Scott & Antony Wood, CTBUH; H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Dubai Municipality
CTBUH Chairman David Scott & Executive Director Antony Wood are interviewed for the top story on City 7 News Dubai, on the opening day of the CTBUH 8th World Congress. Also interviewed is HE Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai…
Tall Tales: A Century of Exhibiting Tall Buildings
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Wayne LaBar, Liberty Science Center; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Wayne Labar from the Liberty Science Center examined the art and science of exhibiting tall buildings as a distinct genre within museum exhibitions. Several historical, seminal tall building exhibit installations are highlighted as case studies,…
Day 3 Welcome & Chair: David Scott & Antony Wood, CTBUH
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Scott & Antony Wood, CTBUH
David Scott, CTBUH Chairman, and Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, open Day 3 of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai and welcome the Plenary Session 3 speakers, Ole Scheeren, Ken Dalton, Paul Katz and Leslie Robertson.
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV dia Venezia; Antony Wood, Illinois Institute of Technology
Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham/Illinois Institute of Technology presented the the history of energy use in tall buildings, from their origins in North America in the late 19th century to the present day at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in…
Day 2 Welcome: Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Mark Amirault, Emaar
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, and Mark Amirault of Emaar open Day 2 of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai and welcome the Plenary Session 2 speakers, HE Mohamad Ali Alabbar, Adrian Smith and William Baker.
Green or Grey? The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, Illinois Institute of Technology / CTBUH, presented the viability of the tall building as a sustainable element in our future urban centers at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. He examined several tall building case studies that…
Antony Wood TV Interview
13 Sep 2007 – CTBUH in the Media; Business News Network; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Following news that the under construction Burj Dubai had surpassed the height of the CN Tower, Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, is interviewed on 'SqueezePlay', a program for the Business News Network.
Beyond Sculpture: Tall Buildings and Place
26 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director highlights the appropriateness of place in designing tall buildings at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. He showcases this idea of tall buildings being…
Q & A - Session 8
26 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference;
The Session 8 speaker panel consisting of Roy Denoon from CPP, Michael Willford from Arup, Paul Morrell from Davis Langdon Seah International, Antony Wood from CTBUH and Ken Yeang from Llewellyn, Davies, Yeang; took questions from the CTBUH Chicago…
Report on Council Working Group Activities: Seismic Design and Sustainable Design
26 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Mike Willford, Arup; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Mike Willford, Arup present the Seismic Design Report on Council Working Group Activities at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. This is…
Opening Remarks
26 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director opens Day 2 of the conference at the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. The four sessions of Day 2 include presentations by speakers like Daniel Libeskind, Ken Yeang, William Baker, Peter Wynne Rees…

Antony Wood Related Papers/Research

Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age: Design Principles for a New High-Rise Vernacular
Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper investigates tall buildings from an aesthetic and social, as well as commercial and environmental, viewpoint; as contributing elements in the fabric of a city. Against a backdrop of the large-scale homogenization of cities architecturally…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Research Project: The Sustainability Implications of Urban + Suburban Locations – Initial Report
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Peng Du & Antony Wood, CTBUH
It is widely accepted that the concentration of people in denser cities – sharing space, infrastructure, and facilities – offers much greater energy efficiency than the expanded horizontal city, which requires more land usage as well as higher energy…
Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age: Design Principles for a New High-Rise Vernacular
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper investigates tall buildings from an aesthetic and social, as well as commercial and environmental, viewpoint; as contributing elements in the fabric of a city. Against a backdrop of the large-scale homogenization of cities architecturally…
CTBUH Research Project: A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dario Trabucco, Dr. Antony Wood & Meysam Tabibzadeh, CTBUH; Olivier Vassart, ArcelorMittal
This paper illustrates the tasks completed so far and the initial findings of the first part of a 24-month long, US $300k research project on the Life-Cycle Assessment of tall building structures. The research is aimed at investigating the energy /…
Beyond Icons: Developing Horizontally in the Vertical Realm
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; James Robinson, Hongkong Land Limited; Antony Wood, CTBUH
If the horizontal growth of cities is considered unsustainable in terms of land use, infrastructure, energy use and pollution creation, then cities need to grow denser, and in many cases more vertical, to cope with the triple effects of global…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing completions each year over the past decade.
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York City Scrapers
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Nathaniel Hollister, Jan Klerks & Antony Wood, CTBUH
New York’s dramatic skyline, over a century in the making, has for years been the envy of cities around the world. From the very birth of the tall building typology, New York has been at the forefront of the scene. Even as recently as the 1970s, New…
Rethinking Evacuation: Rethinking Cities
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The terrorist attacks and consequential collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001 resulted in, arguably, the largest single retrospective analysis of the design of tall buildings since the birth of the typology in the latter…
The Remaking of Mumbai (II) A CTBUH–IIT Educational Design Studio
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The CTBUH–IIT 2010 spring semester student design project undertaken between January and May 2010 was a continuation of the 2009 studio, thanks to the continued sponsorship support of the Remaking of Mumbai Federation (for a full description of last…
The Remaking of Mumbai: A CTBUH-IIT Collaborative Architectural Design Studio
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The five towers rise up from the urban plane, connected by a sinuous, landscaped bridge that starts at the ground and works its way up, around and between the towers, culminating in a giant urban park in the sky; a horizontal plane connecting the…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: An Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High-Rise Buildings.
Sep 2009 – 2009 The Journal of Architecture; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Whilst there have been numerous categorisations of high-rise buildings according to their function, architectural style, height or structural strategy, historically little work has been undertaken to classify them based on factors affecting their…
Tall Buildings in the Global Recession: 2008, 2020 and Beyond
Feb 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; Philip Oldfield & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The year 2008 will long be remembered as the start of an economic crisis that has gripped the entire globe - a year that may also have brought to an abrupt end the worldwide construction boom that has seen ever-denser cities containing ever-taller…
Editorial: Tall Sustainability - An Urban Imperative?
Dec 2008 – CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal, 2008; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Editorial on "Tall Sustainability - An Urban Imperative?" by Antony Wood for the Wiley Tal Journal 2008.
Global Trends of the High-rise Building Design
Oct 2008 – Urbanism and Architecture Oct 2008; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, CTBUH
The paper analyses High-rise building through four key factors - land prices, global icons, sustainability and collapse of the World Trade Centre towers, especially focuses on the reason of current mega-tall projects.
Trends, Drivers and Challenges in Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Sep 2008 – 17th Congress of IABSE Chicago 2008; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper outlines the major influences on tall building design in the early stages of the 21st Century. At this unprecedented time in terms of the scale and number of tall buildings being built globally, the paper charts some of the recent trends…
Sustainable Rating Systems Around the World
May 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; Antony Wood & Candace Say, Illinois Institute of Technology
This paper will focus on the similarities and differences between the four rating systems and look into the environmental and cultural factors that impact the rating system development. An additional rating system, Green Globes, which is commonly…
Green or Grey? The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper outlines the viability of the tall building as a sustainable element in our future urban centres and examines several tall building case studies that have embraced environmental approaches to a lesser or greater degree.
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: A Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High Rise Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper aims to rectify this by examining the history of energy use in tall buildings, from their origins in North America in the late 19th century to the present day. In doing so, it categorises tall buildings into five chronological ‘generations…
Tall Tales: A Century of Exhibiting Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Wayne LaBar, Liberty Science Center; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper examines the art and science of exhibiting tall buildings as a distinct genre within museum exhibitions. Several historical, seminal tall building exhibit installations are highlighted as case studies, together with a commentary on the…
Editorial
Dec 2007 – CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal, 2007; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Editorial written by Antony Wood for the Wiley Tal Journal 2007.
Maglev Goes High Rise? The Potential of Horizontal Maglev Technology for Vertical High-Rise Elevators
Nov 2007 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2007; Antony Wood & Corey Baitz, CTBUH
Within the past ten years magnetic levitation (maglev) technology has gained substantial interest and significant development internationally. This development has opened up a number of opportunities with regard to elevator system design, elevator…
Sustainability: A New High-Rise Vernacular
Oct 2007 – CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal, 2007; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper outlines the viability of the tall building as a sustainable element in our future urban centres and examines several tall building case studies that have embraced environmental approaches to a lesser or greater degree.
Alternative Forms of Tall Building Evacuation
May 2007 – AEI / NIST Conference May 2007; Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director
The terrorist attacks on, and consequential collapse of, the World Trade Centre towers on September 11th 2001 has resulted in, arguably, the largest single retrospective analysis of the design of tall buildings since the birth of the typology in the…
Learning through Collaboration: an Industry / School of Architecture Partnership
Apr 2007 – The Journal of the Centre for Education in the Built Environment 2007 Volume 4; Antony Wood & Darran Oxley, University of Nottingham
In the academic year 2003/04 a collaborative industry/university project to design an exhibition stand was conducted between the Institute of Architecture at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham-based Canal Engineering.
Demystifying Construction; Technology in Architectural Education
Jun 2006 – Journal of Architectural Engineering & Design Management 2006 Volume 2 ; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Construction is often seen, among both students and staff at schools of architecture, as a distinct subject taught separately from design. This paper presents an alternative approach to the teaching of construction in schools of architecture.
Culture and Personality: The right place and face for Tall Buildings
Dec 2005 – Taylor & Francis Conference 2005; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. This paper presents alternative visions for tall building design.
Mixed-Use High Rise in the UK: An Urban Renaissance?
Dec 2005 – 6th International Conference on Tall Buildings, Hong Kong 2005; Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director
In many cities around the world, inner-city living is seen as a vital factor in the success of an urban centre. In recent decades in the UK, however, British cities have seen a migration of inhabitants away from the city to the suburban periphery.
Bridging the gap: An analysis of proposed evacuation links at height in the World Trade Centre design competition entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH New York 7th World Congress 2005; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper analyses the skybridge links of the numerous re-design proposals for the World Trade Centre Towers, with the aim of establishing their advantages and how they could be incorporated into tall building design in the future.
The Shortfall of Tall: The Rise of an Environmental Consciousness in Tall Building Design
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
This presentation will outline the development of this environmental consciousness in high-rise architecture, including some of the experimental work undertaken by the presenter in conjunction with design-research students.
Bridging the Gap: Proposed Evacuation Links at Height in the World Trade Center Design Entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper proposes to analyse in detail the skybridge links of the WTC replacement designs – impact on evacuation, structure, façade, tower operation etc – with the aim of establishing the advantages of such linkages, and how these could be…
The Skybridge as an Evacuation Option for Tall Buildings in High-Rise Cities in the Far East
Oct 2005 – Journal of Applied Fire Science Vol 13 Issue II; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Wan-ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dean McGrail, WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
Consequent to the World Trade Center (WTC) tragedy, research into the safety of tall buildings has been concentrated almost exclusively on the improvement of structural systems, fire proofing, and vertical evacuation systems. While this work is vital…
New Paradigms in High Rise Design
10 Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. Opinion on their contribution to the urban agenda is usually clearly divided; strongly for, or strongly against. Since September 11th and the World Trade…
New Paradigms in High Rise Design
Aug 2004 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2004; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Tall Buildings are perhaps the most keenly debated building typology currently in existence. By relating this to recent tall buildings internationally, the paper concludes by suggesting new paradigms for high rise design.
Immediate action in providing fire safety in cities with dense highrise buildings; The Possibility of Incorporating Skybridges
Jul 2004 – Shenyang-Hong Kong Joint Symposium on ‘Healthy Building in Urban Environments' 2004; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Dean McGrail, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity; Wan-Ki Chow, WSP Fire Engineering
This paper, in reviewing fire safety provisions and fire safety engineering approaches in the context of Hong Kong, proposes the 'skybridge' concept as a way of providing immediate action in the consideration of adequate egress paths.
"Pavements in the Sky": Use of the Skybridge in Tall Buildings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Improved safety in tall buildings has become a major issue. The high level ‘skybridge’ – an old idea – is one solution which could be applied to both new and existing buildings and enrich our cities.
Demystifying Construction; A Case Study of Construction Teaching in the UK
Apr 2003 – CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, April 2003; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Construction is often seen, amongst both students and staff at Schools of Architecture, as a distinct subject taught separately from design. It is often delivered by lectures, divorced from design studio and relying heavily on published sources. Even…
Strategies for Increasing Student Numbers in Architectural Design Studio
Apr 2003 – CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, April 2003; Antony Wood, Swinal Samant, Paola Sassi & Adam Sharr, University of Nottingham
This paper considers the impact of increasing student numbers and decreasing resources on the teaching of design in schools of architecture. The provenance of these changes is considered and merits of studio based learning are discussed.