Over the past fifty years the corporate campus model has emerged in the United States as a dominant planning mode of workplace environments. As the density of urban areas continues to increase worldwide the corporate campus model will need to adapt to a more vertical and dense orientation. This workshop will explore the various beneficial conditions of the horizontal campus (sense of community, increased interaction, efficient adjacencies, etc.) and explore ways of deploying these conditions into a mixed-use vertical typology. Besides architectural design strategies we will also look at how the latest advancements in elevator technologies are facilitating these conditions in super-tall construction.

Timothy Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, leads NBBJ's New York office and oversees the firm's international commercial design practice.


An internationally renowned expert in highrise design, Tim currently serves as Chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).


He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, Bloomberg News, and the Fox Business Network, among other business and design media, on the subject of urban density and transformation in Asia. He frequently speaks at universities and industry events as well.


He also is considered an expert in leveraging high-rise design as a business strategy. This is most evident in The Sail @ Marina Bay, which, as the world's 10th tallest residential building upon completion, became a signature element of the Singapore skyline and was a huge commercial success, with all units sold at record prices prior to construction.

Founded in 1943, NBBJ has locations in Beijing, Boston, Columbus, London, Los Angeles, New York, Pune, San Francisco, Seattle and Shanghai.


Their global network of "renaissance teams" includes more than 700 researchers, strategists, nurses, architects, anthropologists, planners and interior designers who generate ideas that have a profound and lasting impact.


Helping their clients drive innovation by creating highly productive, sustainable spaces that free people to live, learn, work and play as they were meant to, NBBJ's clients include institutional leaders such as Cambridge University, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, NYU Medical Center and Stanford University.

Date: Tuesday 08 October 2013
Location:     2 Rector Street, 25th Floor New York, NY, USA 10006
Topic: Reaching new heights
Time: 09.00 - 12.30
Lunch: 12.45 (venue: NBBJ)

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