Gary Haney / Extreme Endeavors: Super Tall Buildings
Gary Haney / SOM
Professor of the Practice of Architecture, Northeastern University School of Architecture
In this lecture, Gary Haney will provide an overview of both the history and future of “Super Tall” buildings (towers over 300 m tall) and SOM’s role in their development. He will address those elements of architectural history that are unique to tall building design and that touch on the economic and even psychological motivations for them. To illustrate these issues, Mr. Haney will discuss several SOM towers, including AlHamra (Kuwait), Burj Kahlifa, Tower One and others not yet published. He will also explore the role of tall buildings in the context of future megacities…are they problems or solutions?
Gary Haney is an award winning Design Partner at one of the world’s most prestigious architectural firms, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). Mr. Haney has worked at SOM for over 27 years. He has designed and completed a broad range of office, hotel, governmental, residential and educational buildings internationally. He has produced work in China, Canada, Dubai, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. He has an expertise in tall buildings and sustainable design strategies. He serves on the advisory board of Northeastern University, Miami University, and Pratt University Schools of Architecture. He has previously taught at MIT, Miami University and Ball State University.