Lawrence Tech alumnus Randall Reeves, BSAr’99, will discuss the design of the Shanghai Tower, currently the world’s second-tallest building, on Monday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the Architecture auditorium (A200).
The talk will mark the opening of an exhibit, "Gensler: Shanghai Tower Exhibition," that will be in the Architecture gallery (A210) through Nov. 28.
Reeves is an associate with Gensler, the design firm for the 2,073-foot-tall tower. The project was overseen from start to finish by another LTU alumnus, Dan Winey, BSAr’74, BAr’75, in his role as regional managing principal for the U.S. Northwest and Asia Pacific offices of Gensler.
Set to open in the next few months, the Shanghai Tower is currently the tallest building in China and second tallest in the world. With an integrated approach to design and technology, the Shanghai Tower embodies a new un¬derstanding of the super-highrise building and its place in the 21st-century city. Rather than merely making its mark on the skyline, Gensler’s innovative design anticipates a future that is sustainable in every way: economically, so¬cially, and environmentally.
This exhibition focuses on the design process, particularly the use of models to test a myriad of design concepts from overall massing strategies, to building envelope iterations, to lighting and structural schemes. Each model is scaled and crafted according to its purpose.