Luke Leung

SOM, Director | Chicago, United States


Luke Leung is the Director of the Sustainability Engineering Studio at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. His work includes the Burj Khalifa, the world’s current tallest building, and four of the other top 20 tallest buildings in the world. Leung is a LEED Fellow; ASHRAE COVID-19 task force commercial team leader; co-author of articles for the AIA COVID-19 Task Force, BOMA Toronto Health Committee Co-Chair; Expert Peer Review Committee for CTBUH; Former Board of Directors for USGBC, Illinois; Former Chairman of ASHRAE TC on “Tall Buildings”; ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer; and an Industry Advisory Board member for IN2 start-up incubator program with National Renewable Energy Laboratory.


Working Group: MEP (2018 – Present)

MEP Systems Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; China 2016; Australia 2017; Middle East 2018; Chicago 2019)

Live-Streamed Conference, Presenter (2020)

Research Seed Funding Winner (2016)


28 March 2018


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Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm

Thursday, February 1, 2018. Chicago, United States of America. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) held...


21 June 2019


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Energy Modeling of a Supertall Building Using Simulated 600 m Weather File Data

Ali Irani & Luke Leung & Marzia Sedino, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

Assessing the energy performance of supertall buildings often does not consider variations in energy consumption due to the change of environmental conditions such as temperature,...


31 January 2019


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How Do Outdoor Pollutant Concentrations Vary Along the Height of a Tall Building?

Dr. Brent Stephens & Dr. Parham Azimi, Illinois Institute of Technology; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

It is generally assumed that vertical pollutant dispersion can reduce exposures to ambient pollutants in tall buildings, as concentrations of some ground-source pollutants are diluted...