Leslie E. Robertson

CTBUH Fellow

See Robertson Structural Engineers, LLC, Director; Founder | San Francisco, United States

About

Amongst many other structures, Dr. Robertson is responsible for the structural design of the World Trade Center (New York), the United States Steel Headquarters (Pittsburgh), the Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong), and the Puerta de Europa (Madrid) as well as exceptional museums and the award-winning Miho Museum Bridge (Japan).

He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has received the IStructE Gold Medal, the Gengo Matsui Prize as the outstanding Structural Engineer in the world, the AIA Institute Honor; and was recognized as ENR's Construction 'Man of the Year'.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering as well as an Honorary and Advisory Board Member of the Center of Sustainability, Accountability and Eco-Affordability for Large Structures. He has been awarded four honorary doctorates, currently is teaching at Princeton University, and is…

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Leslie E. Robertson

CTBUH Roles

CTBUH Fellow (2007)

Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)

CTBUH Chairman (1985 – 1990)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Nashville 1974; Chicago 1982; Chicago 1986; Hong Kong 1990; Amsterdam 1995; Australia 2017; Chicago 2019)

Executive Committee, Vice-Chair (1982 – 1985)

Videos

13 June 2018

Five Minutes With: Leslie Robertson

Leslie Robertson, Co-Founder of See Robertson Structural Engineers, sat down with CTBUH to look back on his decades-long career and share insights on his methods...

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Research

20 May 2015

Next Tokyo 2045: A Mile-High Tower Rooted in Intersecting Ecologies

David Malott, Keisuke Hiei & Heidi Werner, KPF; Leslie E. Robertson, LERA

“Next Tokyo” imagines a resurgent megacity, adapted to climate change through the realization of a high-density ecodistrict built on resilient infrastructure. The archipelago of reclaimed...

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Research

02 October 2011

Wider Impacts: Tall Buildings as a Viable Proposition

Leslie E. Robertson, LERA; William Baker, SOM; Eugene Kohn, KPF

Three leading designers in the tall building industry share their take on the changes to the tall building industry and the impact of 9/11 on...

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21 February 2019

Leaning Out and Looking Back with Les Robertson

The CTBUH 10th World Congress presents the Chicago premiere of "Leaning Out," a documentary about the life and accomplishments of celebrated structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson.

21 February 2019

CTBUH Hosts First Lead-Up Event: “Leaning Out" with Les Robertson

The first of four “lead-up” events to the CTBUH 10th World Congress took place at the Chicago Architecture Center, with more than 100 people in attendance.

14 April 2017

CTBUH Executive Director Honored as ENR Newsmaker in New York

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood was recognized by ENR as one of the "Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016," attending an event in New York to receive his honor.

11 October 2011

Lotte Jamsil Super Tower Tour Report

A tour was hosted at the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower construction site that was abuzz with the activity of trucks and cranes.

6 September 2011

9/11 – Ten Years on: CTBUH Reflections

In the week that we mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 events and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers CTBUH reflected on the impact on tall buildings.

13 April 2011

Back to Bethlehem: Where it all began…

Executive Director Antony Wood reflects on his trip to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he met with the Beedle family and visited Lehigh University, where it all began for the Council.

13 June 2018

Five Minutes With: Leslie Robertson

Leslie Robertson, Co-Founder of See Robertson Structural Engineers, sat down with CTBUH to look back on his decades-long career and share insights on his methods...

31 October 2017

Interview: Leslie Robertson

Leslie Robertson of See Robertson Structural Engineers is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

11 October 2011

A Super High Rise in Seoul

When completed, the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower, at 555-meter, will be the tallest building in Seoul. The mat foundation is completed, and the tower construction...

11 October 2011

Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 18: Q&A

Question & Answers session for Track Session 18.

23 October 2009

40 Years of the CTBUH: Reflection

As the Council on Tall Buildings celebrates its 40th Anniversary, we hear some lighter reflections on the Council’s history from colleagues who have been involved...

05 March 2008

Shanghai World Financial Center: Without Compromise……

David Malott, KPF and Leslie Robertson, LERA, presented the Shanghai World Financial Center located in the Lujiazui district of Pudong. The focus of this presentation...

20 May 2015

Next Tokyo 2045: A Mile-High Tower Rooted in Intersecting Ecologies

David Malott, Keisuke Hiei & Heidi Werner, KPF; Leslie E. Robertson, LERA

“Next Tokyo” imagines a resurgent megacity, adapted to climate change through the realization of a high-density ecodistrict built on resilient infrastructure. The archipelago of reclaimed...

02 October 2011

Wider Impacts: Tall Buildings as a Viable Proposition

Leslie E. Robertson, LERA; William Baker, SOM; Eugene Kohn, KPF

Three leading designers in the tall building industry share their take on the changes to the tall building industry and the impact of 9/11 on...

17 April 2008

Case Study: Shanghai World Financial Center

Paul Katz, KPF; Leslie E. Robertson, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

From the onset of the Shanghai World Financial Center project, its developers targeted a cutting-edge, mixed use mega-complex that would serve a multitude of tenant...

03 March 2008

Shanghai World Financial Center: Without Compromise……

Paul Katz, KPF; Leslie Robertson & SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Shanghai World Financial Center is located in the Lujiazui district of Pudong, the Shanghai World Financial Center combines creative architecture and structural engineering to create...