Executive Director, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Visiting Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University Shanghai; Research Professor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council and steering in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, of which he is an ex-officio member. Prior to this, he was CTBUH Vice-Chairman for Europe and Head of Research. His tenure has seen a revitalization of the CTBUH and an increase in output and initiatives across all areas.

Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Antony is also a Research Professor in the College of Architecture at IIT, and a visiting professor of tall buildings at Tongji University Shanghai. A UK architect by training, his field of speciality is the design, and in particular the sustainable design, of tall buildings. Prior to joining the Council and IIT, Antony was an Associate Professor/Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Nottingham in the UK from 2001–2006, where he ran the third and fifth year programs respectively, and was an active member of various research teams. The design research output of his various academic collaborations can be seen here; at the Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Nottingham. Whilst at Nottingham, he also founded the Tall Buildings Teaching and Research Group.

Prior to becoming an academic, Antony worked as an architect in practice in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and the UK, between 1991–2001. It was during this time that he developed his passion for, and professional background in, tall buildings. Tall Buildings/large projects he has been involved in these countries include the £120 million, 11 No. mixed office/residential tower project of SV City, Bangkok (completed 1995), the £70 million 4 No. 44-story condominia project of Kuningan Persada, Jakarta (1997) and the prestigious £200 million Kuala Lumpur Central International Railway Terminal, Malaysia (completed 2001).

Antony’s PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings. He is associate editor of the CTBUH Journal and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He is the author of numerous books and papers in the fields of tall buildings, sustainability and related areas. Antony has been Conference Chair and Chair of the Scientific Committee at several CTBUH conferences. He has also presented at numerous conferences, and lectures regularly around the world.

Antony is Chair of the CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability working group, chair of the Expert Peer Review Committee, a member of the CTBUH Height Committee, and a standing member of the CTBUH Awards Jury. He has been principal investigator for numerous funded research projects. He currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife and two children.

Experience

  • –present
    Executive Director, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Visiting Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University Shanghai; Research Professor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology