Yue Zhu

Chicago Chapter Member Board Member

SOM, Principal | Chicago, United States

About

Yue Zhu is a Technical Principal in SOM’s Chicago office with more than 20 years experience in technical, architectural, sustainable, high performance, and urban design across a variety of building typologies. Zhu’s leadership approach reinforces SOM’s commitment to an integrated multidisciplinary project delivery process. Zhu has participated in the design and construction of commercial and civic buildings in North America, Europe, and Asia and has extensive experience working on large-scale mixed-use projects. Zhu works primarily with SOM’s China practice, leading technical design strategy in multiple cities across the country. He has served as technical designer for a wide array of projects, including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai; China World Trade Center 3B, Beijing; Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou; Jiangxi Nanchang Central Plaza, Parcel A, Nanchang; and the University of North Carolina Genome…

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Yue Zhu

CTBUH Roles

Chicago Chapter, Board Member (2023 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016; Middle East 2018)

China Awards Symposium, Speaker (Chicago 2016)

Research

02 June 2017

Transparency in Urban Environment

Luke Leung, Yue Zhu, Stephen Ray & Adri Jevtic, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

A generation of tall buildings has been dominated by International Style with full height glazing that is often vision glass. Large glass was intended to...

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Research

17 October 2016

Transparency in Urban Environment

Luke Leung, Yue Zhu, Stephen Ray & Adri Jevtic, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

A generation of tall buildings has been dominated by International Style with full height glazing that is often vision glass. Large glass was intended to...

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Research

17 October 2016

Transparency in Urban Environment

Luke Leung, Yue Zhu, Stephen Ray & Adri Jevtic, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

A generation of tall buildings has been dominated by International Style with full height glazing that is often vision glass. Large glass was intended to...

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3 May 2019

IIT Final Reviews and Annual Open House

Final reviews were held for the “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards Net-Zero Carbon Skyscrapers”, undertaken by the IIT College of Architecture, with assistance from CTBUH and SOM.

27 November 2018

10th World Congress Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting

Plans for the 2019 CTBUH 10th World Congress are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Chicago Architecture Center.

20 October 2018

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

20 October 2018

Height & Data Committee Meets at 2018 Middle East Conference

The CTBUH Height and Data Committee met to discuss several key definitions of structural types, as well as some urban-scale considerations.

13 May 2016

2016 China Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner

The inaugural CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards were held at Shanghai Tower culminating with Bund SOHO winning China Best Tall Building Overall Award.

02 June 2017

Transparency in Urban Environment

Luke Leung, Yue Zhu, Stephen Ray & Adri Jevtic, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

A generation of tall buildings has been dominated by International Style with full height glazing that is often vision glass. Large glass was intended to...

17 October 2016

Transparency in Urban Environment

Luke Leung, Yue Zhu, Stephen Ray & Adri Jevtic, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

A generation of tall buildings has been dominated by International Style with full height glazing that is often vision glass. Large glass was intended to...

17 October 2016

Transparency in Urban Environment

Luke Leung, Yue Zhu, Stephen Ray & Adri Jevtic, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

A generation of tall buildings has been dominated by International Style with full height glazing that is often vision glass. Large glass was intended to...

17 October 2016

SOM and China: Evolving Skyscraper Design Amid Rapid Urban Growth

Scott Duncan & Yue Zhu, SOM

China’s rapid urban and economic growth has challenged designers, engineers, and planners to innovate and collaborate to meet the needs of a changing country. Skidmore,...

01 June 2014

Case Study: Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou

Richard Tomlinson II, William Baker, Luke Leung, et al. Skidmore Owings & Merrill

SOM’s design for the 71-story Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, was selected in a 2005 competition. The 309-meter-tall high-performance building was designed with energy...