Robert Whitlock is a Design Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, whose focus on the design of high-rise towers, mixed-use developments, and large-scale master plans has been as much about enhancing the urban experience as about shaping individual buildings.
Since beginning professional practice, Whitlock has focused on density, public space, programmatic integration, supertall building, and the influences of these elements on the quality and sustainability of the “global city.” Most recently, Whitlock designed the 528-meter tall CITIC Tower, the tallest tower completed in 2018 and the tallest building in Beijing. Inspired by the form of a traditional Chinese ritualistic artifact – the “zun” – CITIC Tower is a new icon of the capital city, with transit connections and an observation deck that brings the public into the space.
Other high-rise projects designed by Whitlock include 111 Murray Street, a residential tower in downtown New York, Wheelock Square, the tallest building in the Puxi district of Shanghai, Hysan Place, Hong Kong’s first LEED Platinum building, as well as the AZIA Center and CSCEC Tower, both in the Pudong District, China’s financial and commercial hub.
An active member of the AIA for more than 25 years, Whitlock has frequently served as a guest lecturer and presenter.
11 Apr 2019, Event Invite – In celebration of the establishment of the CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter, the Council is…
CTBUH Participates in the China Zun Forum
22 Jun 2018, Event – CTBUH participated in the China Zun Forum which explored how the China Zun tower…
Student Tall Building Competition Results Announced
18 Oct 2016, CTBUH News Report – The winner and final rankings for the CTBUH International Student Design…
31 May 2018 –
CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference
Felix Wu, Ping An Financial Center Const. & Dev; Robert Whitlock, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
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