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

About Richard Mann

Richard Mann is a practicing architect with and the founding director of Ecosystem Architecture. His experience over 30 years has demonstrated a passion for design innovation that produces practical sustainability, both environmentally and socially. Richard focuses an architecture that creates buildings as communities.

Ecosystem Architecture funds a dedicated research program into biophilic urbanism and architecture. The designs deliver viable ecosystem capability that contributes advanced environmental amenity for residents and building occupiers.

Richard’s holistic approach to design has been expressed in innovative tall building designs for extreme climates. For example, a 60 storey residential building in the Middle East and a climatically atrium transitioned series of tall commercial buildings in central China currently under construction.

New multi-unit high rise residential…


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About Richard Mann

Richard Mann is a practicing architect with and the founding director of Ecosystem Architecture. His experience over 30 years has demonstrated a passion for design innovation that produces practical sustainability, both environmentally and socially. Richard focuses an architecture that creates buildings as communities.

Ecosystem Architecture funds a dedicated research program into biophilic urbanism and architecture. The designs deliver viable ecosystem capability that contributes advanced environmental amenity for residents and building occupiers.

Richard’s holistic approach to design has been expressed in innovative tall building designs for extreme climates. For example, a 60 storey residential building in the Middle East and a climatically atrium transitioned series of tall commercial buildings in central China currently under construction.

New multi-unit high rise residential building design by Richard in Australia incorporates his latest research using advanced materials, structural systems and erection processes producing affordable housing outcomes.

Richard’s architecture has always focused on the integrated design process by his commitment for working collaboratively with the project engineering consultants and specialist team.

His recent work also includes advanced oncology treatment departments, operating theaters and medical specialist facilities in a major public and teaching hospital in Sydney. His passion for problem solving covers work in affordable earthquake resilient housing, cyclone resilient and bush fire resilient residential architecture.

Currently Richard is working with international research teams on green technology.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014)
  • Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Australia 2017)

Events/Initiatives Involving Richard Mann

Conference Steering Sub-Committees Confirmed

31 Mar 2017, Conference Activity – The conference sub-committees will help drive the organization and…

Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne

6-10 Mar 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build…

Events/Initiatives Involving Richard Mann

Conference Steering Sub-Committees Confirmed
31 Mar 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity
The conference sub-committees will help drive the organization and promotion of activities ahead of CTBUH 2017, starting on October 30.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.

Richard Mann Related Resources

A Case Study for Sustainable Vertical Urbanism

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Richard Mann, Ecosytem Architecture & Andrew Johnson, Arup

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 14 - Q & A

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

A Case Study for Sustainable Vertical Urbanism

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Richard Mann, Ecosytem Architecture; Andrew Johnson, Arup; Elke Haege, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Richard Mann Related Papers/Research

A Case Study for Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Richard Mann, Ecosytem Architecture; Andrew Johnson, Arup; Elke Haege, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
This paper explores a range of design principles for achieving a socially sustainable residential community in a very tall environmentally responsive building. The goal of this study is the exploration of possibilities for both high-rise and very…