Juan Betancur

AS+GG, Director | Chicago, United States


Juan Betancur AIA, LEED AP, is a director at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, focusing on the design of high-performance tall and supertall buildings. Juan’s emphasis on sustainability in large-scale projects is distinguished by a track record of built work that is unusually extensive for a young architect. Juan has been one of the design leaders on a dozen intelligent high-rise buildings that are either completed or under construction. Currently, he is the Senior Architect on the Wuhan Greenland Center, a 606-meter tall mix use tower that when completed will be the world’s fourth tallest building. Juan was also the Senior Architect on the Head Offices for the Federation of Korean Industries in Seoul, Korea.

In his previous role at SOM, Juan worked on a number of now completed projects in China including Pearl River Tower, a 303-meter tower designed to harvest wind and solar energy in…

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Chapter Board Member, Chicago, Programs Manager (2018 – Present)

Chicago Chapter, Programs Manager (2018 – Present)

Future Leaders Committee, Chicago, Programs Manager (2018)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Chicago 2019)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2014)

CTBUH Initiatives


06 November 2014

Dr. Peter Irwin, Founding Partner, RWDI Consulting Engineers, Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary-General & Executive Director, United Nations Capital Master Plan, John Gering, Managing Partner, HLW...


01 December 2017

Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

This paper outlines the processes and strategies studied and selected by the team during the design stages of the project for the incorporation of BIPV...


19 September 2012

Guoyong Fu, Dennis Poon & Mark Dannettel, Thornton Tomasetti; Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Wuhan Greenland Center Main Tower is a 125-story, 600+ meter mega-tower in China. The tower structural system has been developed to harmonize with the architecture...