Gordon Gill

AS+GG, Partner | Chicago, United States


Gordon Gill FAIA, is one of the world’s foremost exponents of performance-based architecture. His work, which ranges from the world’s largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance; and that there is a language of performance, which is the basis of his practice: Form Follows Performance. As a founding partner of the award-winning Chicago design firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Gordon’s work includes the design of the world’s tallest residential building, Central Park Tower; the next world’s tallest tower, Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia; and the world’s largest immersive projection experience, Al Wasl Plaza, an intricate domed trellis at the center of Expo 2020 Dubai.


Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Dubai 2008)

Student Competition Second-Round Jury (2012)


30 October 2019

Gordon Gill, Partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, speaks at the 2019 CTBUH International Congress in Chicago on 30 October 2019.


11 October 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s founding, the CTBUH 10th World Congress returns to the Council’s home: Chicago....


03 March 2008

Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill & Robert Forest, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

This paper examines how the design philosophy, ‘global environmental contextualism’, is predicated on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected.