Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top
June 29, 2016
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Central Park in Manhattan with 432 Park Avenue in background.

PHILADELPHIA In cities across the United States mixed-use residential towers are becoming instruments of urban change, propelling neighborhoods in transition into active, vibrant communities while minimizing outward growth of city footprints. Many available sites in cities are attractive to developers catering to a market with increasingly urban tastes and to cities wishing to limit horizontal growth of their footprints. As cities are growing ever taller, more and more renters and buyers are seeking tall buildings for their homes. In this presentation we will examine how developers and designers have differentiated their residential offering based on regional preferences through case studies in four US cities: Miami, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Program Speakers:
Andrea Lamberti, AIA, NCARB
Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Throughout her 18 years at Rafael Viñoly Architects, Andrea Lamberti has led master plan and building projects for academic, research and cultural clients. Her recent prior projects include the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and the New York University Abu Dhabi Master Plan.

Lamberti also oversees strategic planning and development for the firm. Her role in supporting the firm’s strategic initiatives encompasses talent management, research and training programs, publication initiatives, and business development strategy as well as various competition and proposal efforts. For this work she has traveled to Asia, the Middle East, Europe and throughout the United States, establishing partnerships and cultivating opportunities for the firm’s engagement.

Prior to joining Rafael Viñoly Architects, Andrea Lamberti worked for two years as an architectural designer in Tokyo, Japan. She received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has served as a guest critic and lectured widely at numerous conferences and universities, and was honored in 2008 by Building Design+Construction’s 40 under 40 recognition.

Kirk Harman, PE, SE, SECB, FACI
President and Managing Principal, The Harman Group

CTBUH Philadelphia City Representative

Kirk Harman is President and Managing Principal of The Harman Group, which he co-founded in 1984 as Cagley, Harman & Associates. Under his leadership, the firm has provided structural engineering services for such notable tall building projects as Revel Resort and Casino, The Borgata and Water Club in Atlantic City, NJ, and Symphony House, Waterfront Square and SLS International Hotel and Residences, all in Philadelphia, PA.

Harman is the CTBUH City Representative for Philadelphia, responsible for promoting the activities and growth of the organization there. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and serves on its Committee for The Code of Standard Practice. Harman is also a past board member of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) and is an active member and past President of the Structural Engineers Association of Pennsylvania. He is also an active board member and past President of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers.

Harman earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Drexel University. He holds licenses in over 30 jurisdictions, and is certified by the Structural Engineers Certification Board

Al Meyer
Andrea Lamberti
Angelo Fatiga
Annmarie Caruso
Anthony Weber
Blaine Summitt
Brian Maguire
Brian McManus
Bruce Loch
Charles Boland
Christa Kraftician
Christopher Beck
Damien Brown
Doug Carney
Eileen Thomas
Ferdinand Addo
Frank Nolan
Guy Gindhart
Janine La Marca
Jerry Roller
Jesus Gomez
John Kindred
John McElroy
Joseph Bridy
Joseph McKenna
Josh Weingram
KaMan Skinner
Kevin Aires
Kirk Harman
Luis Hidalgo
Maria Tharp
Maurice Goodman
Michael Prifti
Michael Raffio
Mike Kwiatkowski
Nicholas Cekine
Paul Commito
Peter D'Antonio
Rich Roberts
Robert Voth
Sai Yerrapathrun
Scott Lawson
Serge Nalbantian
Steve Markley
Steve Seminelli
Sue Stauffer
Sumeet Rawla
Susanne Hanson
Ted Betz
Tom Woods