Starting with the most recent coverage, CTBUH News reports on the Council's initiatives and activities, including chapter, committee, and other leader activity; research project updates; data study outputs; publication launches; award announcements; signboard ceremonies; conference and event reports; and more.

Javier Quintana de Uña Selected as New CTBUH CEO

19 Jan 2022

The CTBUH Board of Trustees have selected Javier Quintana de Uña as the next CTBUH CEO. Antony Wood moves to president to lead the Council’s thought-leadership, academic affairs, and research initiatives.

Antony Wood Moves to President to Lead the Council’s Thought-Leadership, Research, and Academic Initiatives

19 Jan 2022

The CTBUH Board of Trustees share that CTBUH’s current CEO, Antony Wood, will move into the role of president, to focus on thought leadership, academic, and research initiatives.

CTBUH France Chapter Presents: Modularity vs. Density - Polyroom

11 Jan 2022, Paris

The CTBUH France Chapter is pleased to welcome you to an exchange on ‘Modular Architecture vs Density’ and a visit to PolyRoom in avant-première, a prefab construction module designed by Cutwork for Bouygues Immobilier’s new shared living brand. This project aims to addresses today’s key urban challenges: What is habitat today? How can design address our increasing need to do more in less space? How can we leverage emerging constructions methods to address the critical demand for housing?

Best Holiday Wishes from CTBUH: A Note from the CTBUH Chairman

22 Dec 2021

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

20 Dec 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.

CTBUH Remembers Richard Rogers and Chris Wilkinson

20 Dec 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat mourns the passing of Richard Rogers, Founding Partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and Chris Wilkinson, Co-Founder of WilkinsonEyre Architects.

CTBUH Vietnam presents: Carbon, Counting, Curtailing, and Capturing

15 Dec 2021, Ho Chi Minh City

This webinar will focus on the The Future City and carbon specifically: reducing embodied and operating carbon, carbon capture and sequestration, end-of-life carbon, and the role of mass timber in the carbon conversation.

SEA Chapter presents: The Future City - Reaching for the Skies

9 Dec 2021, Kuala Lumpur

This webinar will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the challenges of tall building construction - from planning and design to finding the right place and finishing the job.

CTBUH New York City Chapter Presents: 175 Park Avenue Redevelopment

8 Dec 2021, Online Event

Developers RXR and TF Cornerstone and architect SOM will present the redevelopment of the Grand Hyatt site located adjacent to New York's Grand Central Station. This project excels in many ways including complex urban redevelopment, integration with transit, high-rise innovation, and fine grained human scaled urban habitat development.

CTBUH Seattle Chapter Presents: Climate Pledge Arena Tour

2 Dec 2021, Seattle

Join the CTBUH Seattle Chapter for a site tour of the newly renovated Climate Pledge Arena, home of the Seattle Kraken NHL team and event arena with modern sustainability features. The event will be limited to the fist 40 registrants and will be followed by a happy hour generously hosted by Mortenson Construction, the contractor for the arena.

Meet the CTBUH: Victor Montero-Dien

1 Dec 2021

Victor Montero-Dien is the CEO and president of the Regenerative Built Environment Institute (REGENBE), in San José, Costa Rica. He has been the chair of the CTBUH Costa Rica Chapter since 2015.

CTBUH Looks Back Through 2021

1 Dec 2021

The Council took 2021 in stride amidst an ongoing pandemic, pivoting to virtual events when necessary but also holding in-person events when conditions allowed. In addition, many achievements were celebrated. Here are some high-level highlights over the months.

CTBUH Journal 2021 Issue IV Available Now

1 Dec 2021

The special conference edition of the CTBUH Journal 2021, Issue IV, sponsored by Schindler, coincided with the CTBUH 2021 International Conference, tracking along the theme of “The Future City: Addressing Carbon, Climate, and Societal Crises.” The issue covers whether we will see a megacity pick up from the coast and move inland away from rising seas, using plastic bottles as a direct construction material, designing well-being into hybrid work, and the tension between densification and social distancing, among other salient topics.

Timber Trail Starts Here. Ascent Puts Milwaukee on Map for Mass Timber Design

19 Nov 2021

CTBUH CEO Antony Wood discussed sustainability and the new mass timber project Ascent, the tallest timber structure in the world, with Milwaukee Business Journal Article reporter Sean Ryan.

CTBUH 2021 Student Design Competition Winner Announced

18 Nov 2021

The 10th International Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by TK Elevator, concluded on 29 October 2021, with the presentations of four finalists from a pool of more than 150 entries. After spirited deliberation, the Student Design Competition Second-Round Jury selected Smart Cube +/Fast-Assembling COVID-19 Prevention Olympic Village as the first-place winner.