| Adrian Smith|
| August 19, 1944 (age 71) (1944-08-19) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
University of Illinois, Chicago, Texas A&M University, College Station
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Burj Khalifa, Jin Mao Tower, Pearl River Tower, Trump International Hotel and Tower
The architecture of Adrian Smith, SOM, Toward Zero Carbon: The Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan
University of Illinois at Chicago, Texas A&M University
Burj Khalifa, Kingdom Tower, Jin Mao Tower, Trump International Hotel and, Zifeng Tower
William F Baker, Robert Forest, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Marshall Strabala, George J Efstathiou
Adrian Smith (architect) Wikipedia
Adrian D. Smith (born August 19, 1944) is an American architect who has designed numerous buildings, including the world’s tallest structure, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, as well as the building projected to surpass it, Jeddah Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He was the senior architect of some of the world's most recognizable buildings including Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois; Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China and Zifeng Tower in Nanjing, China.
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. In 2013 Adrian was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree from Texas A&M University.
In 2006, Adrian founded Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), which is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient and sustainable architecture on an international scale. In 2008, he co-founded the MEP firm of PositivEnergy Practice (PEP), which specializes in the environmental engineering of high-performance, energy-efficient architecture. Prior to starting AS+GG, Adrian was a Design Partner at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) from 1980 to 2003 and a Consulting Design Partner from 2003 to 2006.
Projects Smith designed have won over 125 awards including 5 international awards, 9 National American Institute of Architects Awards, 35 State and Chicago AIA Awards, and 3 Urban Land Institute 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 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: or as Design Partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.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