Patrick Loughran

Goettsch Partners, Principal | Chicago, United States

About

Patrick Loughran is a noted façade specialist and the author of two façade books: Falling Glass and Failed Stone. Licensed as both an architect and engineer, he serves in dedicated project leadership roles and is a key member of the firm’s technical group, recently working on the 76-story One Chicago project. He is an adjunct professor at IIT, a regular national presenter and has been quoted in The New York Times and served as the “glass expert” on the National Public Radio show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”

CTBUH Roles

Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present, 2014 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014)

Videos

17 September 2014

Interview: Patrick Loughran

Patrick Loughran of Goettsch Partners is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.

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Videos

16 September 2014

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 03 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Stanley Yee, Dow Corning; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot; Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu; Patrick...

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Research

16 September 2014

Blades of Steel: Understanding the Limits of Metal Façade Design

Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners

Metal claddings frequently skin our tall buildings. They provide the texture and shine that help distinguish one glass tower from the next. Like the fabric...

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