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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, USA

AS+GG: Contemporary US Architects Office based in Chicago, Illinois

post updated Mar 30, 2021 ; page updated 24 Sep 2017

Latest Designs by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chengdu Tianfu Great City, China
Chengdu Tianfu District Great City China by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
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Chengdu building by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill – 24 Oct 2012
AS+GG: Architecture announce that it has completed a master plan for Chengdu Tianfu District Great City, a self-sustaining, environmentally sensitive 1.3-square-kilometer satellite city scheduled to begin construction this fall on an approximately 3-square-kilometer site outside Chengdu, China. Great City is envisioned as a prototype or model city to be replicated in other locations throughout the country.

Qintai Center, Wuhan, east China
Qintai Center Wuhan skyscraper design by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
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Qintai Center – 2 Oct 2012
AS+GG is pleased to announce that it has won an international competition to design Qintai Center, a 248-meter (814-feet) tall, high-performance corporate headquarters tower and related podium structure in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. AS+GG’s winning entry was selected over competing schemes from firms based in the Netherlands, Japan and Hong Kong.

Dancing Dragons, Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, South Korea
Dancing Dragons Seoul by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects
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Dancing Dragons Seoul – 10 May 2012
The bold design for Dancing Dragons by AS+GG Architecture includes residential, office and retail elements. The pair of supertall tower buildings is for the new Yongsan International Business District.

Kingdom Tower, near the Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

This tower is due to become the world’s tallest building.

Kingdom Tower a by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects
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Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Height: over 1,000 m / 3,280 ft high
Total area: 530,000 sqm / 5.7 million sqft
The tower’s will be at least 173 m (568 ft) taller than the Burj Khalifa – the world’s current tallest building at 828 m high.

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award
Adrian Smith, AS + GG Architecture

Wuhan Greenland Center, China
Wuhan Greenland Center
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Wuhan Greenland Center
This architecture firm is pleased to announce that it has won an international competition to design Wuhan Greenland Center, which at 606 meters (1,988 feet) will likely be China’s third-tallest building, and the fourth tallest in the world, when completed in about five years. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer in Wuhan near the meeting of the Yangtze and Han rivers.

Vantone Center, Tianjin, China
Date: 2011-
Vantone Center Tianjin
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Vantone Center
The tower’s elegantly twisting, faceted form signifies the rising importance of Tianjin, while the undulating pattern of the cladding of the north and south facades evokes both the rippling surface of the Haihe River, two blocks to the east, and the region’s tradition of bamboo weaving.

AS+GG News – National AIA Young Architect Award

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2011 — Sara Beardsley, AIA, a senior architect at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, is one of 11 recipients of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Award for 2011.

Sara Beardsley
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AS+GG Architects : Practice information

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill – Key Projects

Major AS+GG Buildings, alphabetical:

Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan, Illinois, USA
Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan
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Chicago DeCarbonization Plan
The Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan articulates a total of eight key strategies to meet the city’s carbon reduction goals. The first one investigates how existing structures can be upgraded to improve energy efficiency, increase the value of aging building stock and tap into the potential to transfer excess energy loads back to the grid.

Head Office Building for Federation of Korean Industries, Seoul, Korea
Date: 2009-
Federation of Korean Industries
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Federation of Korean Industries Building
The building skin is designed to help reduce the internal heating and cooling loads of the tower and collect energy by integrating photovoltaic panels into the spandrel areas of the southwest and northwest facades, which receive a significant amount of direct sunlight per day.

Masdar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Date: 2008-
Masdar Headquarters
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Masdar HQ

Sears Tower modernization and hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date: 2009-
Sears Tower Chicago Skyscraper
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Sears Tower Chicago

More architectural projects by AS+GG Architects online soon

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Architecture Practice Information

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill are co-designers of all projects at Chicago practice Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill.

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Adrian Smith Gordon Gill
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Burj Khalifa skyscraper – designed by Adrian Smith
Burj Khalifa
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Dubai Buildings – new buildings in UAE

Burj Dubai Skyscraper Building

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