The Board of Trustees comprises 13 seats reflective of the Council's membership and the CEO who sits
Chief Executive Officer,
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Global Key Account Manager,
Managing Director, Building MEP, China Region,
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At the 2022 International Conference in Chicago, CTBUH Assembly Chairs and Vice-chairs, the expanded Advisory Group, Board of Trustees members, and regional representatives all met to discuss what they want out of the tall building industry and the CTBUH organization in the next two years.
Continuing a period of momentous change, the Council is excited to announce an expansion of its governing body, the Board of Trustees. Two new members will be welcomed at the 2022 International Conference in Chicago: Katrin Förster and David Seel.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts extends holiday wishes to all CTBUH members and friends. On behalf of the Council, we all look to the new year hopeful for the best and excited to embrace change and new opportunities, fresh perspectives, and the boundless horizon of possibility.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Met in December 2021
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met in December 2021 to review initiatives and milestones from the year. Additionally, they discussed strategic planning initiatives for 2022, including leadership expansion and more resources towards thought leadership, academic, and research activities.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recently announced a transformational new organizational structure, a recommitment to thought leadership and research for future cities, new opportunities for member engagement, and a major expansion in leadership.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat welcomes applications and nominations for its next Chief Executive Officer.
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.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat mourns the loss of Leslie Earl Robertson, the CTBUH Chairman from 1985 to 1990, who died early Thursday, 11 February 2021.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, reflects on the events of 2020, the achievements of the Council, and plans for 2021.
As the world rethinks what the future of construction looks like, a panel of global experts share approaches to construction automation, factorization, and modularization.
CTBUH announces the formation of an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee, which will facilitate the Council’s desire to foster a welcoming environment and promote a community of respect that honors the humanity of all.
CTBUH hosted its second in a series of digital events about adapting the urban realm to a post-pandemic world. During this panel discussion, top experts share their perspective on the smart solutions they see consistently generating value and how they will help bring the workforce back to a safe and productive environment. This panel discussion was moderated by past CTBUH Chairman David Malott, Founder & CEO, AI.
Scott Duncan, Partner, SOM and Shonn Mills, Global Director—High-Rise, Ramboll Group have joined the CTBUH Board of Trustees, the organization’s highest-level decision-making body.
Note from CTBUH Chairman, while we are forced apart by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still work together.
To facilitate the continued growth of the Council, and to reinforce the organization’s multidisciplinary mission, the CTBUH Board of Trustees has been expanded from 8 to 13 members and now features “seats” that represent distinct industry sectors. The Council is now seeking applications for four open board seats on the restructured Board of Trustees across multiple disciplines.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Meets in Chicago
In celebration of the establishment of the CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter, the Council is excited to announce the Chapter's inaugural event.
Steve Watts, alinea Consulting, chairs a panel discussion with Andrew Danza, Multiplex; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects; Hashimah Hashim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad; Thomas Oetterli, Schindler; and Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects at the CTBUH 2019 Tall+Urban Innovation Conference, during the Opening Plenary session.
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood traveled to his native UK for a speaking and listening tour, including a keynote address and several dinners with key figures of the tall building industry.
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018 Middle East Conference, to undertake high level discussions on the Council's future.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood sat down with the ShopTalk London podcast to discuss the 2018 Conference and the phenomenon of polycentric cities.
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.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts participated in the Lord Mayor's Appeal Abseil, propelling down 22 Bishopsgate in London for charity.
Former CTBUH Chairman Ron Klemencic has been awarded the ENR 2018 Award of Excellence for his relentless pursuit of a better built environment.
CTBUH has named its 2018 Fellows and two Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Larry Silverstein of Silverstein Properties and Aine Brazil of Thornton Tomasetti.
The CTBUH Trustees from Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong gathered to attend the main annual Trustees meeting.
The founder of the CTBUH, Dr. Lynn Beedle, a professor and eventually director of the Fritz Engineering Laboratory at Lehigh University, would have been 100 years old on December 7.
On the second day of the 2017 Australia Conference, all conference delegates gathered in Sydney to see Steve Watts sworn in as the next chairman of CTBUH.
The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the Australia Conference. This meeting marked a few significant changes to the Board.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce that Steve Watts has been confirmed to become the organization’s next chairman.
The CTBUH is now seeking two individuals to join its highest decision-making body, the Board of Trustees, following a decision to expand it from 9 to 11 members.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood was recognized by ENR as one of the "Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016," attending an event in New York to receive his honor.
The CTBUH Board of Trustees was in Costa Rica for their twice annual meeting and to support a chapter event and a signboard ceremony for the country’s tallest building.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
Recognized by ENR for his contributions to the building industry, CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood has been named among the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016.
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
CTBUH has named its 2016 Fellows and two Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Dr. Cheong Koon Hean of the Singapore HDB, and Ron Klemencic of MKA.
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2015 accomplishments, 2016 plans, the upcoming China Conference, and more.
The second CTBUH Board of Trustees meeting of 2015 took place before the 2015 Conference. The Board discussed Council strategy for the upcoming year, as well as welcomed new Trustees.
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.
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2014 accomplishments, 2015 plans, the New York Conference, and more.
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.
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company, and Vincent (Kam-Chuen) Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff, have been named to the CTBUH Board of Trustees.
Johannes de Jong, KONE, and Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, have been named Fellows.
Two individuals have been named as Fellows of the CTBUH: Ahmad Abdelrazaq of Samsung C&T Corporation and Felino Palafox Jr. of Palafox Associates.
The CTBUH has confirmed the next generation of industry leaders to join its Board of Trustees: Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corp., Craig Gibbons, Arup and David Malott, KPF.
Council veterans Nick Billotti, Georges Binder, and James A. Robinson have been named CTBUH Fellows, recognizing their contributions to the CTBUH, as well as their work in the industry.
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.
Board Member Qualifications
Trustees are drawn from the Designated Experts of CTBUH organizational members in good standing.
- Have a high profile in the industry or related fields, with an established track record of contributing
to the inception, design, research, construction, occupation or operation of the built environment.
- Maintain the highest ethical standing in the industry and adhere to CTBUH policies on confidentiality &
disclosure of conflict and interest.
- Represent a company or institution recognized as a leader in the tall building industry which is a CTBUH
organizational member in good standing.
- Willingness to advocate for, and work to grow, the Council and support programs to serve members.
- Leadership experience with nonprofit boards and/or a track record of strong engagement with CTBUH.
Trustees reflect the Council's diverse membership from the following industries:
- Letting Agent/ Property Management
- Materials/Systems Supplier
- Project Management/Cost Consultant
- Urban Design/Planning/Infrastructure
Officers are elected by the board from the trustees. Elected officer positions are: Chair, Vice Chair,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Terms and Time Commitment
Trustees serve a two-year term, renewed at the discretion of the Board.
Trustees should expect to spend an average of 5 hours per month on CTBUH business. During certain times of
the year, such as during annual or awards conferences, this time commitment may be greater.
Questions? Please contact the CTBUH Membership Department, [email protected].