Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Four New CTBUH Chapters Formed in 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
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CTBUH has had a record-breaking year in expanding the reach of its global initiatives. In 2018 to date, the Council has established four additional Regional Chapters – the most in a single year – with new Chapters in Philadelphia, Seattle, Hong Kong and Scandinavia. This announcement coincides with the CTBUH team’s arrival in Dubai for the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, where the annual CTBUH Leaders Meeting will take place. The CTBUH Leaders Meeting connects Leaders from Regional Chapters (as well as the Board of Trustees, Advisory Group, Working Groups, and Committees) to develop and refine plans for the coming year in their respective tall building communities, within the context of broader organizational goals.

Regional Chapters serve as legal extensions of the Council to lead CTBUH initiatives locally, and can achieve non-profit designations with their own bylaws, financial structures and Chapter Officers. This gives them enhanced flexibility to further the Council’s mission through a local presence in regions throughout the world by hosting networking events, building tours, seminars, symposiums and other programming. Other CTBUH Regional Chapters include: New York, India, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. In addition, the Council also has its CTBUH Headquarters in Chicago, the CTBUH China Office in Shanghai, and the CTBUH Research Office in Venice, which drive local initiatives, events and programming, in addition to overseeing the core of the Council’s work. Find out more about starting or joining a chapter here.
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The updated CTBUH Regional Representation Map details the Council's broad representation across the globe. Find out more here to get involved.
CTBUH Hong Kong

CTBUH Hong Kong is part of the Council's continually growing presence throughout China. In addition to the CTBUH China Office in Shanghai and the newly minted CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter, the Council has City Representatives in Beijing, Chongqing, Jinan and Qingdao. The CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter is driven by CTBUH Trustee Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Managing Director, WSP with Andy K.M. Leung, Managing Director, Ronald Lu & Partners, acting as the CTBUH Hong Kong Secretary.

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CTBUH Philadelphia

The CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter is driven by CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Chair Kirk Harman, President, The Harman Group and CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Vice-Chair Serge Nalbantian, Vice President, Liberty Property Trust. The CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter looks forward to expanding their roster of events and initiatives this year and beyond. The Chapter recently held an event on 5 October, featuring Philadelphia’s East Market, a revitalized mixed-use development in the heart of the city. As a featured city in the 2018 Tall Building Predictions, Philadelphia is helping to usher in skygardens into less temperate regions, led by the 342-meter Comcast Technology Center.

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CTBUH Philadelphia toured East Market this October and heard from speakers from National Real Estate Development and BLT Architects.
CTBUH Scandinavia

The CTBUH Scandinavia Chapter is led by CTBUH Scandinavia Chair Julian Chen, Senior Architect, Henning Larsen Architects and CTBUH Scandinavia Vice-Chair Shonn Mills, Global High-Rise Director, Ramboll Group. The CTBUH Scandinavia Chapter includes representatives from Copenhagen and Malmö, two proximal cities that have been increasingly building vertically in recent years. CTBUH Scandinavia recently held a debate, Vertical Communities: Are High-Rises the Neighborhoods of Our Future? featuring CTBUH Scandinavia Chair Julian Chen, Senior Architect, Henning Larsen Architects.

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CTBUH Seattle

The CTBUH Seattle Chapter is driven by Donald Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, with Sean Canady, Principal, GGLO, acting as CTBUH Seattle Secretary. CTBUH activity in Seattle has already been significant this year. The Chapter hosted a 2018 Global Walking Tour and has already hosted four building tours, including one at Kiara, a mixed-use development located in the epicenter of Seattle’s rapidly growing technology industry. The Seattle Future Leaders Committee, which is Co-Chaired by Jeremy Hasselbauer, Design Engineer, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, and Joey Piotrowski, Design Engineer, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, has also been a major driver in initiating and planning these events. The CTBUH Future Leaders Committees serve as incubators for the next generation of CTBUH Leaders, providing a forum to exchange ideas and cultivate professional relationships, as well as suggest and implement activities for Regional Chapters, like CTBUH Seattle.

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CTBUH Seattle enjoyed expansive views of the city and informative exchanges with the development team of Kiara (formerly 970 Denny Way) while touring the tower.