Height and Data

The CTBUH Height & Data Committee was originally created to establish and, when necessary, provide guidance in the refinement of the official Height Criteria used to define, measure, and study tall buildings. However, more recently, this mandate has been widened to embrace other aspects of building data and measurement. The Committee has thus influenced many compelling research endeavors and prompted provocative conversations with the public about the nature of tall buildings and the trends surrounding them, in recent times. The committee meets on a regular basis to discuss the latest developments in the tall building industry and possible additions or revisions to the Criteria. The Committee is composed of influential professionals involved in the architecture, engineering, planning, development and construction of tall buildings and urban habitat. The CTBUH maintains a database of the world's tallest buildings as ratified by the Height Committee in The Skyscraper Center. View the official CTBUH Height Criteria.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Nick Acton-Adams
Member

Nick Acton-Adams

Director - Design, Brookfield Properties

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jason Barr
Member

Jason Barr

Professor, Rutgers University

Newark, United States

Terri Meyer Boake
Member

Terri Meyer Boake

Principal, University of Waterloo

Toronto, Canada

Luis Henrique Bueno Villanova
Member

Luis Henrique Bueno Villanova

Architect & Urban Planner, The Skyscraper Center

Curitiba, Brazil

Matthew Crummey
Member

Matthew Crummey

Senior Architect, Perkins & Will

Dallas, United States

Luke Edwards
Member

Luke Edwards

Junior Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Chicago, United States

Juste Tresor Gatari
Member

Juste Tresor Gatari

Architect, Moody Nolan

Houston, United States

Sushant Goel
Member

Sushant Goel

Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan

New Delhi, India

James Helal
Member

James Helal

Assistant Dean (Sustainability), University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Neel Khosa
Member

Neel Khosa

President/COO, AMSYSCO

Chicago, United States

Marianne Kwok
Member

Marianne Kwok

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

New York City, United States

Richard Lee
Member

Richard Lee

Sustainable Design Consultant, C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners

Taipei, China

Sihan Li
Member

Sihan Li

Senior Specialist, RWDI

Guelph, Canada

Elena Mele
Member

Elena Mele

Professor, University of Naples Ferderico II

Naples, Italy

Will Miranda
CTBUH Liaison

Will Miranda

Senior Research Manager, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Chicago, United States

Chiara Occhipinti
Member

Chiara Occhipinti

London, United Kingdom

Gregory Santiago
Member

Gregory Santiago

Architecture and Urbanism undergraduate student, Individuals

Fortaleza, Brazil

Dalibor Savovic
Member

Dalibor Savovic

Senior Associate, DeSimone Consulting Engineering

London, United Kingdom

William Sharples
Member

William Sharples

Founding Principal, SHoP Architects

New York City, United States

Gary Strong
Member

Gary Strong

Global Building Standards Director / Fire & Building Safety Head, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

London, United Kingdom

Rishikesh Thacker
Member

Rishikesh Thacker

Partner, Arch Realty

Mumbai, India

Dario Trabucco
CTBUH Liaison

Dario Trabucco

Associate Professor in Building Technology, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Venice, Italy

Shawn Ursini
CTBUH Liaison

Shawn Ursini

Senior Building Database Manager, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Chicago, United States

Joseph Burns
Member

Joseph Burns

Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

Chicago, United States

Marshall Gerometta
Member

Marshall Gerometta

Skyscraper Database Editor, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Chicago, United States

Claire Harr

Claire Harr

New York City, United States

William Maibusch
Member

William Maibusch

Project Executive, The Walsh Group

Seattle, United States

Martin Sparrow

Martin Sparrow

London, United Kingdom

Peter Weismantle
Member

Peter Weismantle

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

Chicago, United States

20 October 2018

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

20 October 2018

Height & Data Committee Meets at 2018 Middle East Conference

The CTBUH Height and Data Committee met to discuss several key definitions of structural types, as well as some urban-scale considerations.

9 August 2018

Height and Data Committee Call for Members and New Chair

CTBUH is reinvigorating its Height and Data Committee, seeking new members to join under the leadership of Scott Duncan, SOM, who has been named the new Chair.

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.

25 October 2015

CTBUH 2015 Height Committee Meeting

After providing a snapshot of the Height Committee’s duties and past actions since its last meeting, Height Committee Chair Peter Weismantle led a discussion on a series of topics.

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 February 2015

CTBUH Involved in Re-Measurement of Washington Monument Height

CTBUH height criteria was used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Geodetic Survey to determine the true architectural height of the Washington Monument.

7 November 2014

CTBUH Height Committee Meeting

The following topics were addressed: co-joined buildings, criteria for completion, gross-to-net building height, and structural definitions.

12 November 2013

The CTBUH Height Committee reached a consensus that One World Trade Center’s height to its architectural top is 1,776 feet (541.3 meters).

10 May 2012

Questions on One World Trade Center Height

One World Trade Center have raised questions about the ultimate height of the tower, which is currently planned as the tallest building in North America.

22 February 2012

CTBUH Debuts Groundbreaking Skyscraper Resource Site

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has launched The Skyscraper Center, the world’s most comprehensive resource for data and information on tall buildings.

8 December 2011

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall

Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.

9 October 2011

2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting

Tall building industry leaders from around the globe met at the seminal Dongbu Financial Center tower for the 2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting.

16 December 2009

Height: The History of Measuring Tall Buildings

This article describes some of the events which took place in the Council's long, and sometimes complex, history of measuring tall buildings.

17 November 2009

CTBUH Changes Height Criteria / Burj Dubai Height Increases

CTBUH announced a change to its height criteria, as a reflection of recent developments with several supertall buildings.

24 May 2007

Height Committee Meeting, 2007

Attended by 27 representatives from 5 countries, this meeting typified the complex factors involved in the determining of height, and the title of ‘The World’s Tallest.'