We are thrilled to share that three Glotman Simpson projects – Vancouver House, TELUS Sky, and Cardero – received awards of excellence by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Most significantly, Vancouver House, in partnership with Westbank and Bjarke Ingels Group Architects, was announced as a winner of four CTBUH Awards during the virtual 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference held May 19-20.

Judged by a panel of renowned global experts, the CTBUH Awards acknowledges projects and individuals that have contributed to the advancement of tall buildings while keeping the urban habitat and the highest level of sustainability in mind.

Overall, Vancouver House was among the event’s most celebrated projects with four category wins:

  • Structural Engineering Award
  • Best Tall Building Worldwide
  • Best Tall Building 100-199 meters
  • Best Tall Residential or Hotel Building

As part of our submission to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, we prepared an accompanying presentation on Vancouver House.

The award-winning project is a visually remarkable tower located in Vancouver, BC, challenging architecture, and engineering norms in North America and further afield. The unique tower transforms as it rises from a restricted triangular base, branching out into fuller floor plates as it ascends to its ultimate height of 515 feet (157 meters). The striking north face of the tower sits at only 6 feet (1.8 meters) in width at the base, branching out with walking columns to nearly 100 feet (30.5 meters) in width at the roof.

“Glotman Simpson is proud to have designed such an iconic project that showcases Vancouver on this international stage celebrating innovative design,” said Micheál O’Keeffe, Principal at Glotman Simpson. “It was especially an honour to be nominated for and to have won the Structural Engineering Award. We were pleased to have been selected from such outstanding projects among heavy global competition.”

A big thank you to Micheál O’Keeffe, Senior Associate Ehsan Dezhdar, and Associate Geoff Poh for helping pull this presentation together.