Daniel Safarik

CTBUH, Editor-in-Chief | Chicago, United States


Daniel Safarik is overall Editor at CTBUH. His responsibilities include representing the Council at events and meetings, selecting and editing research papers, case studies and features for the CTBUH Journal, and managing content for CTBUH International Conferences. Safarik has co-authored or co-edited several of the Council’s recent technical publications.

He served as the Director of the China Office of CTBUH at Tongji University, Shanghai, from 2015 to 2017, spearheading the Council’s efforts to expand influence and membership in China.

Trained as an architect and a journalist, he was the director of marketing for Brooks + Scarpa Architects (formerly Pugh + Scarpa Architects) from 2008 to 2011. Safarik reported on technology or edited for business publications for 16 years, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist Group, Fast Company, Advanced Trading, Individual Investor, and…

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Awards Interior Space Jury (2020)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shenzhen 2016; Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (New York 2015; Shenzhen 2016; Middle East 2018; Chicago 2019)


17 October 2016


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Megacities: Setting the Scene

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization project, and to observe the effects of multi-core, polycentric cities growing together...


23 September 2020


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Towards Post-Crisis Tall Buildings and Cities

Daniel Safarik & William Miranda, CTBUH

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive and sudden rethink of how tall office buildings, and cities as a whole, should operate. With national and...


01 August 2020


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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...