CTBUH appoints architect as new chairman

CTBUH appoints architect as new chairman

Architect Tim Johnson has been elected chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the international body for high-rise towers.

Johnson will succeed current chairman, structural engineer Sang Dae Kim, at a ceremony during the CTBUH Seoul Conference from 10-12 October 2011.

He commented: “As a tall building ‘junkie’ I am passionate about tall buildings and city building and will continue to emphasise the urban habitat as a crucial aspect of this organisation.

“As an architect, one of my roles in the design and construction industry is to be the keeper of the vision, a conductor, and catalyst. I believe strongly in the fundamental nature of a multi-disciplinary practice and the value of that basis for the council, and will continue to promote and inspire that among our members.”

Johnson is a design partner for NBBJ where he leads the firm’s international commercial design practice. He will chair CTBUH until October 2013.

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