Peter Weismantle

Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury

AS+GG, Director of Supertall Building Technology | Chicago, United States


Peter A. Weismantle, Director of Supertall Building Technology, is responsible for overseeing the development of AS+GG’s supertall projects from onset to completion. He works in collaboration with the project team to develop the design of such technical elements as the building envelope, vertical transportation and life safety systems, and to assure compliance with applicable building codes and standards.

Before joining AS+GG in 2008, Peter was an Associate Partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he served as Senior Technical Architect on several supertall towers, including Shanghai’s 88-story Jin Mao Tower and the 163-story, 828 meter (2,717 foot) tall Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building.

He also collaborated on Ludgate Development, Broadgate Development and parts of Canary Wharf, all large mixed-use developments in London, as well as the…

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Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury (2020; 2021; 2022)

Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Height and Data Committee, Member (2007 – Present)

Working Group: MEP (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; Middle East 2018; Chicago 2019)

Working Group: Façade Access, Co-Chair (2012 – 2018)


18 September 2014

Measuring Tall Buildings: Has CTBUH got its Height Criteria Correct?

One of the roles of the CTBUH is to be a “voice of reason” as the arbiter of building height claims, and to be consistent...


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28 October 2019

Fifty Years of Fire Safety In Supertall Buildings

Peter Weismantle, AS+GG; James Antell, Telgian Engineering & Consulting

As international design teams participated in the development of high-rise structures around the world, many of the concepts of fire-safe design first introduced in the...


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01 March 2018

Challenges in the Architectural Technical Design of the New Generation of Supertall Buildings

Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The design of a supertall building poses many challenges to the architect and engineer. Using Jeddah Tower as a case study; this paper intends to...


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