Timothy Johnson

NBBJ, Partner | New York City, United States

About

Timothy Johnson is a partner in the global architecture and design firm NBBJ, where he leads the international commercial design practice. Committed to the creation of vital urban environments, he is an expert on integrating design with business performance to develop high-rise buildings that are performance-driven, humanistic and sustainable.

His current work includes Dalian Center, a commercial mixed-use development, listed among the world’s tallest buildings, nearing completion in Dalian, China; the International Financial Centre in Jakarta; and 57 Grange Road, a residential high-rise in Singapore, among many others. His most well-known project is the award-winning Sail @ Marina Bay, the world’s 10th-tallest residential building at the time of its completion in Singapore.

He is involved with organizations that work to create healthy urban environments and is currently an active member of…

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Timothy Johnson

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

New York City Chapter, Co-Chair (2015 – Present)

CTBUH Chairman (2011 – 2014)

Videos

18 October 2016

Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High Rise Vernaculars

The issue of skyscraper form and expression being appropriate to cultural and social context is currently a hotly debated topic in China, as well as...

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Research

15 December 2021

What Does the Tech Industry Want In a High-Rise?

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ / CTBUH Chairman 2011–14

By the end of 2021, the tech industry’s global revenue will reach US$5 trillion.1 Given this growth, the urgent need for tech companies to attract...

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Research

28 October 2019

Space as Product

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ

At a time when building construction efficiency has decreased by four percent since the 1960s, efficiency in automotive manufacturing has increased by 400 percent, largely...

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21 October 2018

CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai

The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018 Middle East Conference, to undertake high level discussions on the Council's future.

24 March 2018

CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Hawaii

The CTBUH Trustees from Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong gathered to attend the main annual Trustees meeting.

29 October 2017

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.

25 April 2017

CTBUH Florida: Tall Building Damping Technologies

CTBUH Florida held a presentation on Tall Building Damping Technologies at the School of Architecture, University of Miami.

25 April 2017

CTBUH Florida Presents: Tall Building Damping Technologies

CTBUH Florida will host its first event of 2017, focusing on Tall Building Damping Technologies and providing an introduction to the CTBUH Student Tall Building Competition.

25 March 2017

Torre Paseo Colón 2 Signboard Ceremony

CTBUH joined Torre Paseo Colón 2 officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Torre Paseo Colón 2 as the tallest building in Costa Rica.

18 October 2016

Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High Rise Vernaculars

The issue of skyscraper form and expression being appropriate to cultural and social context is currently a hotly debated topic in China, as well as...

26 October 2015

2015 New York Conference - Session 3c - Q&A

Michael George, JLL; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; and Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3c:...

26 October 2015

How New Generations, Industries and Workplace Paradigms Are Redefining the Commercial High-Rise

This presentation will provide a data-driven analysis of building performance from three eras: the early 1900s, mid-twentieth century, and today. This longitudinal analysis will illustrate...

18 September 2014

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Day 3 Plenary - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Day 3 Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJ, Mun Summ Wong of WOHA, Yang...

17 September 2014

Interview: Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson of NBBJ and the CTBUH outgoing chair is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.

17 September 2014

Tall Buildings as International Investments

The investment landscape for tall buildings varies considerably around the world, as was indicated by the diversity of perspectives in the panel “Tall Buildings as...

15 December 2021

What Does the Tech Industry Want In a High-Rise?

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ / CTBUH Chairman 2011–14

By the end of 2021, the tech industry’s global revenue will reach US$5 trillion.1 Given this growth, the urgent need for tech companies to attract...

28 October 2019

Space as Product

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ

At a time when building construction efficiency has decreased by four percent since the 1960s, efficiency in automotive manufacturing has increased by 400 percent, largely...

01 March 2018

Designing the High-Rise Building from the Inside/Out

Timothy Johnson & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

For over 100 years, the tall building has largely advanced in technological innovation; however very little has been done in the terms of understanding the...

17 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120...

26 October 2015

How New Generations, Industries and Workplace Paradigms Are Redefining the Commercial High-Rise

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ

This paper will provide a data-driven analysis of building performance from three eras: the early 1900s, mid-twentieth century, and today. This longitudinal analysis will illustrate...

20 September 2012

A Tale of Tier Two Cities

Jimmy Cheung, Eton Properties; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ

The migration of Chinese residents to cities presents great challenges and opportunities. Large developments near the city core represent the best solution to the challenges...