David Malott

AI., Founder & CEO; CEO | New York City, United States


An architect of innovative supertall towers and future cities, David Malott is pioneering a global portfolio of iconic smart buildings. His transformative projects redefined their cities and set new standards in tall-building performance.

Previously, David led the architecture and engineering team behind the 600-meter tall Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, China’s fastest-growing city and emerging global technology hub. Featured on CNN as one of “9 New Buildings Set to Define Cities in 2016,” Ping An Finance Center has gained recognition for the smart and sustainable innovations which underscore its record-breaking height.

A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, David’s designs stem from his exploration of physical and biological systems. He sees buildings as breathing and living entities which form a larger ecosystem of urban life, bringing to architecture an…

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Chapter Chair, New York City (2015 – Present)

Working Group: Smart Building Technology, Chair (2018 – Present)

CTBUH Chairman, Chair (2014 – 2017)

China Office Board (2015 – 2018)


10 June 2020

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30 October 2017

CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

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17 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120...