Charles DeBenedittis

New York City, United States


Over a 50 plus year career, Charles DeBenedittis has become known for his involvement with innovative building technology, materials and methods. As director of Tishman Speyer’s design and construction activities worldwide since 1979 and now as Senior Advisor, Mr. DeBenedittis has been responsible for the construction of landmark buildings around the world including the Sony Center in Berlin, the Messeturm development in Frankfurt, and the construction of Tishman Speyer’s headquarters in New York.

Prior to his association with Tishman Speyer, Mr. DeBenedittis was Senior Vice President in charge of design and construction at Tishman Realty & Construction Co. Inc. during which time the firm built the John Hancock Tower in Chicago, the World Trade Center in New York, and the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Mr. DeBenedittis pioneered construction management as a discrete professional service,…

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CTBUH Fellow (2006)

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Bethlehem 1972; Chicago 1986; Hong Kong 1990; Sao Paulo 1999)

CTBUH Initiatives


23 October 2009


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