Leslie E. Robertson

CTBUH Fellow

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


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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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)


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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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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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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