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Architecture and Real Estate Roundtable

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    Free and open to the public

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    Professional Development



Gensler and Cosentini Case Study—the Shanghai Tower design advances science of super-highrises

Sited adjacent to the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in the heart of the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, the 632-meter Shanghai Tower ranks as China’s tallest building. As the skyline’s most prominent icon, the tower’s transparent, spiral form showcases cutting-edge sustainable strategies and public spaces that set new green community standards. Within 121 stories, Shanghai Tower houses Class A office space, entertainment venues, retail, a conference center, a luxury hotel and cultural amenity spaces. The tower has been awarded a China Green Building Three Star rating and a LEED® Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

About our speakers:

Jim Stanislaski AIA is a Senior Associate and architect with Gensler’s Boston office. Gensler is the designer of the Shanghai Tower and a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 46 locations and more than 5,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas. Jim’s experience spans 20+ years across various public and private market sectors including aviation, hospitality, commercial office and historic preservation. He has served as the Boston Society of Architects co-chair for the Committee on the Environment and is currently on the AIA Massachusetts Board. Jim has also served on the AIA 2030 National Advisory Board and two National Academies research panels, and is a recognized expert on sustainability strategies for airports.

Douglas C. Mass, PE, LEEP AP, is President of Cosentini, internationally recognized in the design and construction industry for his expertise as a mechanical engineer, his commitment to design innovation, and a long list of high-performance building projects designed by leading architects. His work in the area of LEED/sustainable design has involved design commissions from both corporate and government clients who have sought his assistance on the development of building systems that are energy efficient, ensure occupant comfort, and promote the preservation of the environment. Under his direction, Cosentini has engineered more than 100 projects that have received LEED certification. Doug serves at Columbia University’s School of Architecture and at his alma mater, Brown University, and has spoken at the US Department of State, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and ASHRAE.

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