James Goettsch

Goettsch Partners, Chairman, Co-CEO | Chicago, United States

About

James Goettsch is the chairman and co-CEO of Goettsch Partners as well as the firm’s design director. With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Goettsch has designed buildings throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. His work includes high-rise office, hotel and mixed-use developments; corporate headquarters facilities; academic and other institutional buildings; master plans; and renovation and repositioning assignments. Mr. Goettsch received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. In 1988, he was named a Fellow by the American Institute of Architects in recognition of his contributions to the profession.

CTBUH Roles

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; New York 2015; Middle East 2018)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2018; Shenzhen 2019)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2013; 2015)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

19 November 2018

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Five Minutes With: James Goettsch & Anthony Scacco

James Goettsch is the Chairman and Co-CEO of Goettsch Partners as well as the firm's design director, responsible for developing the firm's design talent and...

Research

26 October 2015

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Urban Open Space - A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower

James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners

In urban centers dominated by tall buildings, access to outdoor space is important. We will explain how two urban office building developments provide valuable outdoor...

Research

21 September 2012

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How Tall Buildings Meet the Ground is as Important as How They Meet the Sky

James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners

If you are concerned about the urban habitat, you have to be concerned about whether or not buildings provide a positive experience at the ground...