Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith
Full NameAdrian D. Smith 
Born19 August 1944
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, U.S
Height5′ 7” or 171 cm
CollegeTexas A&M University, College Station
University of Illinois, Chicago
QualificationBachelor of Architecture
Father NameUnknown
Mother NameUnknown
Year Active1980 – Present
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Adrian D. Smith is an American architect known for the world’s tallest structure Burj Khalifa. He is born on 19 August 1944 and his birthplace is Chicago, Illinois, U.S. His height is about 5′ 7”.

More facts About Adrian D. Smith 

  • Smith pursuing his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Texas A&M University. However, he did not graduate and instead started working for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM).
  • In 1969, he finished his education at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
  • Smith founded Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) in 2006 which is dedicated to high-performance and energy-efficient design.
  • In 2008, he co-founded the MEP firm of PositivEnergy Practice (PEP), which specializes in the environmental energy-efficient architecture.
  • In 2013, Smith was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from Texas A&M University.
  • He was the recipient of the CTBUH 2011 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 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.

Net Worth

Adrian Smith has worked for 40 years for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and later in 2006 he founded Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) and its revenue was US$81 million in 2019. So smith’s net worth would be US$35 million.

Adrian D. Smith Projects

1980Banco de OccidenteGuatemala CityGuatemala
1986Olympia CentreChicagoU.S.
1986United Gulf Bank BuildingManamaBahrain
1988Rowes WharfBostonU.S.
1989NBC TowerChicagoU.S.
1991Canary WharfLondonU.K.
1991Franklin CenterChicagoU.S.
199210 Ludgate PlaceLondonU.K.
1993Aramco HeadquartersDhahranSaudi Arabia
1996Washington University
(Psychology Building)
St. LouisU.S.
1996Warren Blvd ProjectChicagoU.S.
1998Jin Mao TowerShanghaiChina
2000Washington University
(Arts and Sciences Building)
St. LouisU.S.
2002Millennium ParkChicagoU.S.
2002Sede do BankBostonSao PauloBrazil
2003Manulife FinancialBostonU.S.
2003General Motors Renaissance CenterDetroitU.S.
2004Jubilee Park PavilionLondonU.K.
2004Tower Palace IIISeoulKorea
2008Chemsunny PlazaBeijingChina
2009Trump International HotelChicagoU.S.
2009Broadgate TowerLondonU.K.
2010Burj KhalifaDubaiU.A.E.
2010Zifeng TowerNanjingChina
2011Chicago Central Area Decarbonization PlanChicagoU.S.
2011Pearl River TowerGuangzhouChina
2013FKI TowerSeoulKorea
2014Waldorf Astoria BeijingBeijingChina
2017Expo 2017AstanaKazakhstan

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