James Goettsch

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award

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

About

James Goettsch is the chairman and co-CEO of Goettsch Partners as well as the namesake design partner, responsible for developing the firm’s design talent and leading the direction and quality of design for major projects. With more than 42 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, and in 2019, he was recognized by CTBUH with the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award.

James Goettsch

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)

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

Awards Jury (2007)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2018; Shenzhen 2019)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2013; 2015)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

19 November 2018

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...

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Research

26 October 2015

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...

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Research

21 September 2012

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...

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16 December 2016

150 North Riverside Holiday Tour

As an annual tradition, CTBUH HQ staff are given a tour of tall building during their holiday celebrations. This year, the staff visited 150 North Riverside by Goettsch Partners.

29 May 2015

EMI Lead Chicago Tall-Building Study Trip

A group of 20 Belgian real estate professionals traveled to Chicago from May 25-29 to visit several tall buildings, and related developments as part of a CTBUH Belgium study trip.

19 November 2018

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...

30 May 2018

A Generous Public Domain at an Urban Crossroads

The 150 North Riverside site is located prominently at the confluence of the three branches of the Chicago River and less than one block away...

12 November 2015

2015 Awards - Session 1 Q&A

Hiroo Mori, Director & Executive VP, Mori Building, Philip Nikandrov, Chief Architect, Gorproject, James Goettsch, CEO & Partner, Goettsch Partners, Jan Andersson, Senior Advisor, HSB...

12 November 2015

Rethinking Office Space Through Creative Design: Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi

James Goettsch, CEO & Partner, Goettsch Partners, speaks at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium – Session 1 in a presentation entitled "Rethinking Office...

12 November 2015

Interview: Al Hilal Bank Tower

James Goettsch, Chairman and CEO, Goettsch Partners, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Featured Finalist, Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi,...

26 October 2015

2015 New York Conference - Session 1c - Q&A

Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects; Richard Cook, COOKFOX Architects; and James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session...

26 October 2015

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...

21 September 2012

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...

21 September 2012

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...