Daniel Ayars

Regional Representative Ohio

NBBJ, Principal | Columbus, United States


With 20 years of experience in Seattle, Shanghai and Columbus, Daniel Ayars is a design leader in high-rise, mixed-use developments around the world. Daniel has delivered projects that define the skylines of many cities. In Nanjing, he built an entire new district from scratch, filled with the Class A office space that attracts the most creative minds in China, as well as the lifestyle amenities and gracious landscape that create livable urban experiences amidst great density. And in Moscow, he not only delivered what was then Europe’s tallest tower, he also helped the city develop the high-rise building codes that have shaped every skyscraper built thereafter.

As the design leader for NBBJ’s Shanghai office, he integrated urban design, planning, landscape and architecture to deliver large-scale mixed-use developments at high quality despite tight schedules. This has given him insight into how…

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Daniel Ayars


Regional Representative, Ohio (2018 – Present)

Regional Representative, Ohio, Regional Representative (2017 – Present)

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee (2022 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018)

Awards Best Tall Building Americas Jury (2021)

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

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.

19 October 2018

Skybridges Research Project Holds First Meeting

The CTBUH Skybridges research project steering committee held its initial kickoff meeting, just ahead of the 2018 Middle East Conference.

11 April 2018

Join CTBUH Ohio for Megalopolis 2050: Building Tall

Join the CTBUH Ohio Committee for a panel discussing how high-density development will shape the cities of the future.

11 April 2018

CTBUH Ohio: Megalopolis 2050

CTBUH Ohio participated in a panel discussion about growth and density in Columbus, a city poised to expand by 500,000 by 2050.