Theboard of trustees of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) held its annual meeting at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago on March 4. As a first order of business, the board welcomed threenew trustees.
Cathy Yang, vice president of the Tower Division at Taipei Financial Center Corp., joins from Taiwan, China, where she has been a country representative since 2010. Yang manages and markets the Taipei 101 tower, which held the title of “world’s tallest building” from 2004 to 2010.
Craig Gibbons, currently the Brisbane Buildings Groupleader for Arup, has been the project director responsible for the engineering design and delivery of a number of prestigious landmark developments, includingthe award winning, 283 m Cheung Kong Centre and the 412 m Two International Finance Centrein Hong Kong, as well as the striking CCTV building in Beijing.
David Malott, a principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in New York, has served as senior designer for some of KPF’s mostprestigious projects, including the 492-meter tall Shanghai World Financial Center. He is currently lead designer and project director of the 660-meter Ping An International Finance Center in Shenzen, which will rank as the tallest building in China, and is planned to be the world’s tallest and largest LEED Gold certified buildingwhen completed in 2015.