Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Joseph Chou

Joseph Chou is President of Taipei 101 (Taipei Financial Center Corp.) since March 2015. He has been a professor of the public finance department in National Chengchi University in Taiwan since 1996. Being an economist with over 20 years of extensive and diverse work experience in industrial organization, innovation study and private-public partnership, he specializes in big data research to support program evaluations and policy development. He has consulted extensively for corporations, government agencies, and international NGOs. Prior to joining Taipei 101, Mr. Chou was serving as a Director of Taiwan Financial Holding Corp. (the largest state-owned bank in Taiwan). He was also an Executive Director for Chunghwa Association of Public Finance (CAPF) and was in charge of international liaison and regional cooperation.

Joseph Chou majored in physics at National Tsing Hua University and holds a…


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About Joseph Chou

Joseph Chou is President of Taipei 101 (Taipei Financial Center Corp.) since March 2015. He has been a professor of the public finance department in National Chengchi University in Taiwan since 1996. Being an economist with over 20 years of extensive and diverse work experience in industrial organization, innovation study and private-public partnership, he specializes in big data research to support program evaluations and policy development. He has consulted extensively for corporations, government agencies, and international NGOs. Prior to joining Taipei 101, Mr. Chou was serving as a Director of Taiwan Financial Holding Corp. (the largest state-owned bank in Taiwan). He was also an Executive Director for Chunghwa Association of Public Finance (CAPF) and was in charge of international liaison and regional cooperation.

Joseph Chou majored in physics at National Tsing Hua University and holds a Ph. D. in Economics from Virginia Tech, USA.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Advisory Group (2015 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Board of Trustees, Trustee (2015)
  • Conference, Speaker (China 2016)

Initiatives Involving Joseph Chou

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016…

October 2015 Trustee Meeting Report

25 Oct 2015, Event Report – The second CTBUH Board of Trustees meeting of 2015 took place before the 2015…

Initiatives Involving Joseph Chou

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
October 2015 Trustee Meeting Report
25 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
The second CTBUH Board of Trustees meeting of 2015 took place before the 2015 Conference. The Board discussed Council strategy for the upcoming year, as well as welcomed new Trustees.

Joseph Chou Related Resources

2016 Awards - Session 2 Q&A

3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"
Chair: David Malott, KPF

Building on Unprecedented Performance: TAIPEI 101

3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"
Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Interview: TAIPEI 101

3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Joseph Chou & Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

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A Perspective on TAIPEI 101’s Decision to Upgrade Recertification to LEED O+M v4

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Freda Tsai & Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Joseph Chou Related Videos

2016 Awards - Session 2 Q&A
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Chair: David Malott, KPF
Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Joseph Chou, Chairman, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Mark Sarkisian, Partner of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Rupa Garai, Structural Engineering Associate,…
Building on Unprecedented Performance: TAIPEI 101
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Perhaps what is most notable about the TAIPEI 101 performance upgrade is not its complexity, but rather that the tower was already relatively efficient. All environmental retrofits come with inherent challenges: determining benchmarks and audits,…
Interview: TAIPEI 101
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Joseph Chou & Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Joseph Chou and Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding TAIPEI 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, the recipient of the 2016 Tall Building Performance Award, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Joseph Chu, " TAIPEI 101’s Upgrade Recertification to LEED O+M v4"
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Joseph Chu, Taipei Financial Center Corporation, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 3c: Building Operation. The sheer size and complexity of a building like TAIPEI 101, along with the…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3c: Building Operation Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Tim Neal, Arcadis; Samuel So, JLL; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Zhao Ming Wang, CCDI
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Tim Neal, Arcadis; Samuel So, JLL; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Zhao Ming Wang, CCDI answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 3c: Building Operation.

Joseph Chou Related Papers/Research

A Perspective on TAIPEI 101’s Decision to Upgrade Recertification to LEED O+M v4
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Freda Tsai & Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
The sheer size and complexity of a building like TAIPEI 101, along with the international nature of the project and newness of LEED v4, can present particular challenges to project teams. Notwithstanding this, TAIPEI 101 is in many ways…