Advisory Group

The Advisory Group oversees a model of robust member engagement and reports on that engagement to the Board of Trustees. The Advisory Group reviews proposals submitted by the Assemblies, along with other groups that report to it, and passes to the Board those which it believes would meaningfully contribute to CTBUH’s mission. Advisory Group members and the committees in which they participate are largely taken from the Designated Expert pool of CTBUH organizational members.

The Advisory Group is composed of 12 assembly chairs; three regional representatives, taken from chapters, regional/city committees, and regional representatives; eight functional committee chairs; and three discretionary seats, as determined by the Board of Trustees.

* To see 12 Assemblies, view full CTBUH Leadership Structure

Angela Chang
Advisory Group

Angela Chang

President, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Taipei, China

Don Davies
Advisory Group

Don Davies

President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Seattle, United States

Jerry Jackson
Advisory Group

Jerry Jackson

Vice President – Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Dassault Systèmes

Boston, United States

Michael Palmer
Advisory Group

Michael Palmer

Managing Principal, Perkins & Will

Chicago, United States

De Ming (Derry) Yu
Advisory Group

De Ming (Derry) Yu

Assistant Project Director - Construction, Suncity Group Holdings

Hong Kong, China

James Zheng
Advisory Group

James Zheng

President & Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners

Chicago, United States

21 July 2021

CTBUH would like to tell you about a pivotal new model for the organization that is more member-driven and offers greater opportunities for a broader range of members to make a meaningful difference in the Council’s activities.

19 October 2018

The CTBUH Advisory Group had the opportunity to meet at the 2018 Middle East Conference to further hone the core mission of the group and its role in the success of the Council.

19 October 2018

In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Scandinavia and Seattle, more than have ever been established in a single year.

28 June 2018

TAIPEI 101 hosted an event called “Global Tall: Skyscraper Trends, Drivers and Challenges” to discuss the global trends of skyscraper construction, the forum saw valued guests from industry participants, government agencies and academia, including: CTBUH Advisory Board member Joseph Chou and CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood.

14 June 2018

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has opened a call for additional Advisory Group Members

10 October 2017

CTBUH Seattle held its 2017 Fall Forum, kindly hosted by CallisonRTKL, on the topic of Building Resiliency & Design Optimization.

1 September 2015

CTBUH Australia held its first national symposium in Brisbane entitled “How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?” where both local and international speakers presented, including Board member Ahmed Abdelrazaq.

20 July 2015

Contribute to one of CTBUH’s Leader Groups to help us further our important mission! The Council seeks colleagues with a range of skills to support our valuable initiatives.

16 September 2014

The Fire & Life Safety Working Group hosted a productive technical workshop at the 2014 Shanghai Conference joined by CTBUH Advisory Board member Simon Lay. Among the top concerns raised by the audience discussion was the issue of fire safety for social housing environments.  .

1 August 2014

Johannes de Jong, KONE, and Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, have been named Fellows.

Advisory Group Qualifications and Roles

Advisory Group leaders and committee members are drawn chiefly from the Designated Experts of CTBUH organizational members in good standing. Volunteers should:

  • Have a record of professional accomplishment relating to the inception, design, research, construction, occupation,or operation of the built environment.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standing in the industry.
  • Advocate for, and work to grow, the Council and support programs to serve members.
  • Advance the international scope and diversity of the Council.

Functional Committees Reporting to Advisory Group

  • Academic, Teaching and Research: Facilitates the sharing of teaching and research practices from tall building and urban programs among CTBUH members.
  • Awards Juries: Determines award winning projects across multiple categories for the annual Tall and Urban Innovation Award Conference, held between April-May.
  • Equity, Diversity,and Inclusion: Advocates for greater equity, diversity,and inclusion within the industry and the built environment.
  • Editorial and Expert Peer Review: Ensures that information in CTBUH publications, research and products have accurate information and are aligned with CTBUH policies and stances.
  • Future Leaders: Builds the pipeline for the next generation of CTBUH leaders.
  • Height and Data: Reviews the latest developments in the tall building industry for possible additions or revisions to the official criteria used to define, measure,and study tall buildings.
  • Programs: Determines themes and programming for conferences and other educational events.
  • Regional Representation: Includes the network of members active in local and regional activities on behalf of CTBUH.

Terms and Time Commitment

Volunteers serve a three-year term.

Depending on the role, volunteers may spend between 2-10 hours per month on CTBUH business. Those serving in leadership roles should expect the commitment to be on the higher end of the range; those participating in assemblies and topical committees will be on the lower end of the range. During certain times of the year, such as during annual or awards conferences, this time commitment may be greater.

Timeline

Applications for trustees will remain open through 15 September 2021. Applicants will be contacted in October 2021 about the status of their application. All those selected for the board will participate in an orientation session, held virtually, in November/December 2021.

Questions? Please contact the CTBUH Membership Department, [email protected].