Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Shonn Mills

About Shonn Mills

Shonn Mills is a champion of design and innovation with over 25 years of experience in the design and management of large building and transport infrastructure projects.

Shonn’s philosophy is that engineering leadership should be focused on the quality of the product. He is recognised for his comprehensive cross-discipline knowledge in Tall Buildings and besides management of the department actively provides technical leadership and oversight for key projects in the portfolio.

Shonn is currently Global Director for High Rise in Ramboll and is actively involved in the CTBUH and serves as Deputy Chairman for the CTBUH Scandinavia chapter.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Chapter Vice-Chair, Scandinavia (2018 – Present)
  • Working Group: Smart Building Technology (2018 – Present)
  • Innovation Conference, Session Chair, Shenzhen (2019)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016; Australia 2017; Middle East 2018)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (Middle East 2018)

Events/Initiatives Involving Shonn Mills

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Smart Building Technology Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference

Smart Building Technology Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Smart Technology Working Group held its first meeting at the CTBUH 2018…

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018

19 Oct 2018, CTBUH News – In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia,…

Events/Initiatives Involving Shonn Mills

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Smart Building Technology Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Smart Technology Working Group held its first meeting at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, with the goal of producing a document on smart technologies for tall buildings.
Four New Chapters Formed in 2018
19 Oct 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Scandinavia and Seattle, more than have ever been established in a single year.
Robotics Research Project Holds First Meeting
19 Oct 2018, Dubai – CTBUH News
The CTBUH Robotics in Tall Building Construction research project steering committee held its initial kickoff meeting, just ahead of the 2018 Middle East Conference.
Debating Tall: Modular as Homogenizing Force?
28 Jan 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Journal Paper
In the CTBUH 2016 Journal Issue I, two experts debate on the impact that modular construction will have in cities and whether it shall be used in all future skyscrapers.

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Shonn Mills Related Resources

Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Richard Shonn Mills, Ramboll Group; Vanich Nopnirapath, Beca Group

Debating Tall: Modular as Homogenizing Force?

28 Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I
Shonn Mills, Ramboll; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales

Breaking The Pre-fabricated Ceiling: Challenging the Limits for Modular High-Rise

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Shonn Mills & Dave Grove, Ramboll Group; Matthew Egan, Modularize

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Shonn Mills Related Papers/Research

Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Richard Shonn Mills, Ramboll Group; Vanich Nopnirapath, Beca Group
Nimit Langsuan Residences project, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is a 210-meter-tall high end residential with over 50,000 square meters of accommodation. The tower will be unique in the Bangkok landscape and is characterized by a three-dimensional…
Debating Tall: Modular as Homogenizing Force?
28 Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Shonn Mills, Ramboll; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
The persistent interest in prefabricated modular construction has now turned into high-rise reality, though the results have been inconsistent. Earlier experiments with the approach resulted in monotony that most would rather not see again. With a…
Breaking The Pre-fabricated Ceiling: Challenging the Limits for Modular High-Rise
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Shonn Mills & Dave Grove, Ramboll Group; Matthew Egan, Modularize
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMa) technologies including Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) have become a viable and sometimes preferred approach in select building sectors. Still less than 1% of High Rise buildings…
Integrating Vertical Cities and Transport Infrastructure
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Shonn Mills, Abhijeet Kulkarni & James Clay, Ramboll
One of the key factors of success in sustainable urbanization is the integration of public transport. This paper explores the challenges and merits of integrating public transport infrastructure with mixed-use high-rise developments at both macro and…