Expert Peer Review

The CTBUH maintains a highly qualified scientific expert review panel. This panel evaluates conference papers, CTBUH Journal papers, seed funding submissions, and other relevant research-oriented submissions on an ad-hoc basis. The composition of the panel represents the wide range of disciplines involved in the development, design, construction and operation of tall buildings, and the Council’s expanding brief to take on all forms of urban sustainability.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jeremy Benkin
Member

Jeremy Benkin

Sr. Vice President, Individuals

United States

Noah Burwell
Member

Noah Burwell

Pittsburgh, United States

Sofia Dermisi
Member

Sofia Dermisi

Lyon and Wolff Endowed Professor in Real Estate, University of Washington

Seattle, United States

Beres Dowdle
Member

Beres Dowdle

Director, Surface Design

Sydney, Australia

Christopher Drew
Member

Christopher Drew

Director of Sustainability, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago, United States

Aleksey Gorilovsky
Member

Aleksey Gorilovsky

CEO, Stein Ltd.

Russia

Ron Klemencic
Member

Ron Klemencic

Chairman, CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Seattle, United States

Patrick Loughran
Member

Patrick Loughran

Principal, Goettsch Partners

United States

Angus McFarlane
Member

Angus McFarlane

Leader Structural Engineering, Engineering Excellence Group, Laing O'Rourke

Australia

Cheuk Ng
Member

Cheuk Ng

Professor of Psychology, Individuals

Edmonton, Canada

Tony Rofail
Member

Tony Rofail

Principal, Windtech Consultants

Sydney, Australia

Daniel Safarik
Member

Daniel Safarik

Assistant Director, Research and Thought Leadership, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Chicago, United States

Swinal Samant
Member

Swinal Samant

Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Antony Wood
Member

Antony Wood

Chief Executive Officer, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Chicago, United States

Ahmad Abdelrazaq
Member

Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Executive Vice President, Samsung C&T Corporation

Chicago, United States

Mir Ali
Member

Mir Ali

Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States

Fahad Alotaibi
Member

Fahad Alotaibi

Head of Architecture Department, University of Calgary

Saudi Arabia

Aly Mousaad Aly
Member

Aly Mousaad Aly

Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

United States

Fatin Anlar
Member

Fatin Anlar

Senior Project Manager, Henning Larsen Architects

New York City, United States

Jeremy Benkin

Jeremy Benkin

Memphis, United States

Noah Burwell

Noah Burwell

New York City, United States

Stefano Cammelli
Member

Stefano Cammelli

Technical Director, WSP

London, United Kingdom

David Chen

David Chen

New Haven, United States

Julian Chen
Member

Julian Chen

Head of Tall Buildings, Henning Larsen Architects

Copenhagen, Denmark

David Crowell

David Crowell

Chicago, United States

Don Davies
Member

Don Davies

President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Seattle, United States

Johannes de Jong
Member

Johannes de Jong

Executive Vice President, Elevating Studio

Singapore, Singapore

Roy Denoon
Member

Roy Denoon

Vice President, CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants

Denver, United States

Edward DePaola
Member

Edward DePaola

President and CEO, Severud Associates Consulting Engineers, PC

New York City, United States

Sofia Dermisi

Sofia Dermisi

Seattle, United States

Beres Dowdle

Beres Dowdle

Sydney, Australia

Steven Edgett

Steven Edgett

Mill Valley, United States

Mourad Eldeeb
Member

Mourad Eldeeb

Founder and Managing Director, Bastet Construction Management Solutions

Vancouver, Canada

Guoyong (Paul) Fu

Guoyong (Paul) Fu

New York City, United States

Paul Fu
Member

Paul Fu

Senior Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

New York City, United States

Elena Giacomello
Member

Elena Giacomello

Adjunct Professor, IUAV University of Venice

Venice, Italy

Aleksey Gorilovsky

Aleksey Gorilovsky

St. Petersburg, Russia

Lars Hesselgren
Member

Lars Hesselgren

Director, PLP Architecture

London, United Kingdom

Christopher Horch
Member

Christopher Horch

Associate, JB&B

New York City, United States

Jamil Jadallah

Jamil Jadallah

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mehdi Jalayerian
Member

Mehdi Jalayerian

Senior Managing Director, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.

Chicago, United States

Zhen Jia

Zhen Jia

Shanghai, China

Daniel Kalnins

Daniel Kalnins

Melbourne, Australia

William Kenworthey

William Kenworthey

New York City, United States

John Kilpatrick
Member

John Kilpatrick

Practice Area Leader, Principal, RWDI

Ontario, Canada

Ron Klemencic
Member

Ron Klemencic

Chairman, CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Seattle, United States

Jack Kremers
Member

Jack Kremers

Retired Architect, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Irvine, United States

Malcolm Laverick
Member

Malcolm Laverick

Executive Director, AECOM

Shanghai, China

Simon Lay
Member

Simon Lay

Director, OFR Consultants Limited

Manchester, United Kingdom

Luke Leung
Member

Luke Leung

Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Chicago, United States

Patrick Loughran

Patrick Loughran

Chicago, United States

Giorgio Marfella
Member

Giorgio Marfella

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Construction, University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Richard Marshall
Member

Richard Marshall

Partner and Managing Director Asia, Buro Happold

Hong Kong, China

Angus McFarlane

Angus McFarlane

Sydney, Australia

Kyoung Sun Moon
Member

Kyoung Sun Moon

Associate Professor, Yale University School of Architecture

New Haven, United States

Cheuk Ng

Cheuk Ng

Athabasca, Canada

Dexter Norville
Member

Dexter Norville

National Director - Head of Property and Asset Management; National Director - Head of Property and Asset Management, JLL

Bangkok, Thailand

Philip Oldfield
Member

Philip Oldfield

Head of School, Built Environment, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Sydney, Australia

James Parakh
Member

James Parakh

Manager of Urban Design, City of Toronto Planning Department

Toronto, Canada

Richard Pulling
Member

Richard Pulling

Executive Consultant, Otis Elevator Company

Charlotte, United States

Ahmad Rahimian
Member

Ahmad Rahimian

Chief Executive, WSP

New York City, United States

Robert Ratay

Robert Ratay

New York City, United States

Alan Taylor
Member

Alan Taylor

Principal and Vice President, HKA Elevator Consulting

Irvine, United States

Dario Trabucco
Member

Dario Trabucco

Research Manager; Tenured Researcher in Building Technology, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Venice, Italy

Randolph Wang
Member

Randolph Wang

Urban Designer, City of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Steve Watts
Member

Steve Watts

Partner, Alinea Consulting

London, United Kingdom

Peter Weismantle
Member

Peter Weismantle

Director of Supertall Building Technology, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago, United States

Iping Yang
Member

Iping Yang

Sustainability Manager, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Taipei, United States

Li Yang
Member

Li Yang

Technical Director, Aurecon Pty Ltd

Melbourne, Australia

De Ming (Derry) Yu
Member

De Ming (Derry) Yu

Assistant Project Director - Construction, Suncity Group Holdings

Hong Kong, China

Yue Zhu
Member

Yue Zhu

Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Chicago, United States

16 October 2016

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report

The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.

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.

17 September 2014

University of Southern California Team Wins Research Seed Funding

CTBUH is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2014 International Research Seed Funding grant to a team led by the University of Southern California.

19 July 2014

The CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings and three In Detail books were helped significantly by the Expert Peer Review and Expert Chinese Translation Committees.