Antony Wood

CTBUH, President | Chicago, United States

About

Dr. Antony Wood is President of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), responsible for leading the Council’s thought leadership, research, and academic initiatives. Prior to this, he was CTBUH chief executive officer (CEO) from 2006-2022. During his sixteen-year tenure as CEO, CTBUH significantly increased its outputs and initiatives across all areas globally.

Wood is also a studio associate professor and director of the Masters in Tall Buildings and Vertical Urbanism program in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago; and a visiting professor of tall buildings at Tongji University, Shanghai. A UK architect by training, his field of specialization is the design, and in particular the sustainable design, of tall buildings. Prior to joining the Council and IIT, Wood was an associate professor in architecture at the University of…

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Antony Wood

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

CTBUH Journal, Associate Editor (2006 – Present)

Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Kuala Lumpur 2003; Seoul 2004; New York 2005; Chicago 2006; London 2006; Dubai 2008; Chicago 2009; Mumbai 2010; Shanghai 2014; Middle East 2018)

Videos

23 May 2022

A Global Overview of Steel-Timber Hybrid High-Rise Buildings

A growing number of mass-timber high-rise projects around the world use steel in a significant structural capacity. An overview is provided to set the stage...

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Research

01 August 2020

Skybridges: State of the Art

Antony Wood, Peng Du & Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

For more than a century, architects and urban visionaries have foretold of three-dimensional cities, with tall buildings linked by skybridges forming a new kind of...

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Research

14 March 2019

Skybridges: A History and a View to the Near Future

Antony Wood & Daniel Safarik CTBUH

As many architects and visionaries have shown over a period spanning more than a century, the re-creation of the urban realm in the sky through...

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19 January 2022

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

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.

19 November 2021

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

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.

8 September 2021

9/11 Was Supposed to End the Age of Skyscrapers. Instead, There are More Now than Ever

CTBUH CEO Antony Wood quoted in the San Francisco Chronicles article featuring San Francisco's skyline changes, 20 years since the 9/11.

1 September 2021

The Impact: A World Changed

CTBUH CEO Antony Wood featured in American Society of Civil Engineers article on and shared research on how 9/11 may have actually increased the construction of skyscrapers globally.

22 July 2021

China is the Capital of Supertall Skyscrapers. Why is it Banning Them?

CTBUH CEO Antony Wood quoted in Fast Company article on China's new guidelines prohibiting the approval of any new buildings taller than 500 meters (1,640 feet).

1 March 2021

The Wood Family Pyra-gloo (Pyramid Igloo), Oak Park

A video detailing the fun construction process of the “Pyra-gloo” (pyramidal igloo) constructed by CTBUH CEO Antony Wood and his family at their home in Oak Park, outside Chicago.

23 May 2022

A Global Overview of Steel-Timber Hybrid High-Rise Buildings

A growing number of mass-timber high-rise projects around the world use steel in a significant structural capacity. An overview is provided to set the stage...

23 May 2022

Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings Conference 2022 Opening Welcome Remarks

Opening Welcome Remarks for Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings Conference 2022 by (in order of appearance): - Antony Wood, President, CTBUH - Reed Kroloff, Dean of Architecture,...

19 January 2022

NOVA: High-Risk High-Rise

CTBUH’s Dr. Antony Wood and several other CTBUH members were interviewed for PBS’s NOVA program, High-Risk High-Rise. Hear from leading tall building experts on how...

19 January 2022

Future City – Architecture and Mobility

Tune into Industry Meets Science to hear CTBUH President Antony Wood and CTBUH experts from TK Elevator and Killa Design discuss the future of cities...

10 December 2021

CTBUH CEO Interviewed about the Future of Tall Building Design

During a conversation with the Building Insights podcast, Antony Wood expands on the implications of a recent architects’ survey showing that the tall buildings of...

14 October 2021

CTBUH CEO Antony Wood Interviewed on Podcast, The “Urbanist”: 10 Years

CTBUH CEO Antony Wood interviewed on the topic of urban density and how increased urban density and vertical growth can support more sustainable cities. For...

01 August 2020

Skybridges: State of the Art

Antony Wood, Peng Du & Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

For more than a century, architects and urban visionaries have foretold of three-dimensional cities, with tall buildings linked by skybridges forming a new kind of...

14 March 2019

Skybridges: A History and a View to the Near Future

Antony Wood & Daniel Safarik CTBUH

As many architects and visionaries have shown over a period spanning more than a century, the re-creation of the urban realm in the sky through...

20 October 2018

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...

20 October 2018

The Tall, Polycentric City: Dubai and the Future of Vertical Urbanism

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood, CTBUH

The development pattern of Dubai, host city of the 2018 CTBUH Middle East Conference core program, typifies the polycentric city phenomenon more than most cities....

02 June 2017

Dense Downtown vs. Suburban Dispersed: A Pilot Study on Urban Sustainability

Antony Wood & Peng Du, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

This paper presents the initial findings of a ground-breaking two-year CTBUH-funded research project investigating the real environmental and social sustainability of people’s lifestyles in a...

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...