Adrian Smith (architect)
|Adrian D Smith|
August 19, 1944 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Illinois, Chicago|
|Practice||Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture|
Jin Mao Tower
Pearl River Tower
Trump International Hotel & Tower
Adrian D. Smith (born August 19, 1944) is an American architect who has designed skyscrapers including the Burj Khalifa, Jin Mao Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, as well as the proposed 1,000 m (3,300 ft) Kingdom Tower for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Smith attended Texas A&M University, pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture while being involved with the Corps of Cadets. However he did not graduate, and instead left A&M to work at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) in 1967. He finished his education at the University of Illinois, Chicago and graduated in 1969.
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Smith worked on numerous projects at SOM from 1967–2006. He then left to co-found Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Because of the long design cycle for major projects, he has continued to win awards and recognition for work he did during his long stint at SOM.
Projects Smith designed have won over 125 awards including 5 international awards, 9 National AIA awards, 25 Chicago AIA awards, and 2 ULI Awards for Excellence. He was the recipient of the CTBUH 2011 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award. Smith's work at SOM has been featured in museums in the United States, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. in May 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree from Texas A &M University.
The following is an abridged list of work Smith was primarily responsible for as a partner at SOM:
The Burj Khalifa, in Dubai is the holder of the title of World’s Tallest Building. Adrian Smith was the Design Partner at SOM for the Burj Khalifa, officially opened on the 4th of January 2010.
Proposed or under construction
|Kingdom Tower||Supertall||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia||Construction||2016-2017|
|Masdar Headquarters||Low-rise||Abu Dhabi||United Arab Emirates||Construction||2011|
Significant unbuilt projects
|1 Dubai||Dubai||United Arab Emirates|
|7 South Dearborn||Chicago||USA|
|King Abdullah City||King Abdullah City||Saudi Arabia|
|Mitsui Headquarters Competition||Tokyo||Japan|
|Xiamen Posts and Telecommunications Building||Xiamen||China|
- Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet Smith and his firm were invited to join other artists in a public art project dedicated to increasing awareness of global warming.
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- Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture - official website
- Burj Dubai website
- Chicago Tribune Article 'Sweet new start for architect Adrian Smith' Feb 24, 2008
- Smith, Adrian, The Architecture of Adrian Smith, SOM: Toward a Sustainable Future, Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd, ISBN 1-86470-169-2
- Smith, Adrian, Pro Architect 24: Adrian D Smith, Archiworld Company Ltd, ISBN 89-87223-24-8
- Texas A&M http://archone.tamu.edu/college/news/newsletters/fall2010/stories/Smith_Burj.html/
- "Adrian Smith biography at smithgill.com".
- "CTBUH 10th Annual Awards, 2011". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- Design Futures Council Senior Fellows http://www.di.net/about/senior_fellows/
- Smith, Adrian (2007). The Architecture of Adrian Smith, SOM: Toward a Sustainable Future. Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-86470-169-2.