Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Kevin Brass
Kevin Brass    Staff, Public Affairs (2012-2013)

Chicago, USA

Veteran journalist Kevin Brass joined the CTBUH in February, 2012, to oversee external communications and become Editor of the CTBUH Journal. He is involved in a wide array of public affairs and outreach initiatives, including the expansion of the Council’s digital programs and development of special projects. He also serves as the CTBUH liaison with the global media.

Prior to joining the CTBUH, Kevin spent more than a decade chronicling the development of tall buildings and urban centers around the world for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. Most recently he was based in Abu Dhabi, covering architecture, design and skyscraper development in the Middle East as the lead construction industry reporter for The National, the daily newspaper. Kevin is a frequent speaker and moderator at international industry events, leading discussions with top executives and leaders on the issues facing architects, engineers and developers.

Beyond his time spent writing about construction and urban planning, Kevin brings a wide variety of experience to his new role. He has written about business, media and social issues for the Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, San Diego Magazine and many others. His multimedia experience includes three years as an on-air reporter and producer for KUSI-TV in San Diego. On the communications side, his background includes a stint as Communications Manager for Lightpointe, a California-based high-tech company.  

A sampling of Kevin’s articles:
An Up and Down Industry, The National
Qatar’s Cool Stadium Plan, The National
Troubles for Dubai’s “New Manhattan,” The National
Dubai’s Eco-Friendly Swiss Cheese Building, The National
Libeskind Goes Pre-Fab, The International Herald Tribune
Eco-Cities Sprout in China, The New York Times

Recent speaking engagements:
World Green Tourism Conference, Abu Dhabi, December, 2011
- Moderator
Cityscape Business Conference, Abu Dhabi
, November, 2011 - Panelist
Cityscape Global, Dubai
, October, 2011- Moderator
Middle East Affordable Housing Congress, Bahrain
, September, 2011 - Moderator
CityBuild, Abu Dhabi
, April, 2011- Moderator
Miami International Congress, Miami
, November, 2010 - Speaker