CTBUH-TLV Speakers

Partial List of Speakers

Adrian Smith
FAIA, Adrian Smith, Partner

An Architect of international renown, having designed many landmark buildings including the two world’s tallest structures – Burj Khalifa completed in 2010 in Dubai and Kingdom Tower, now under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


David Malott
CTBUH Chairman, Space Factory CEO 

An architect of innovative supertall towers and future cities, David Malott is pioneering a global portfolio of iconic smart buildings. His transformative projects redefined their cities and set new standards in tall-building performance.


Kai-Uwe Bergmann
Partner, Big Group

Kai-Uwe, heads up BIG’s business development, most recently contributed to the resiliency plan - The Dryline to protect 10 miles of Manhattan’s coastline. Kai-Uwe also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.


Cristiano Ceccato
Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Cristiano professional focus includes design and development of building infrastructure and cladding, geometric and computational rationalization and constructability resolution, project governance and cost control.


Timothy Johnson
CTBUH-Board of Trustees, Vice-Chairman

Timothy Johnson is a partner in the global architecture and design firm NBBJ, where he leads the international commercial design practice. Committed to the creation of vital urban environments, he is an expert on integrating design with business performance to develop high-rise buildings that are performance-driven, humanistic and sustainable.


Spencer de Grey
Foster+Partners, Head of Design

Spencer de Grey shares design responsibility for all Foster + Partners’ projects as joint Head of Design. He studied architecture at Cambridge University under Sir Leslie Martin. On graduating in 1969 he worked for the London Borough of Merton, being responsible for one of the first Middle schools in the country.