New York, NY AKF partner Mark Richter, PE has been appointed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) to serve as 2019 jury chair on the MEP Engineering panel for the CTBUH Annual Awards.
“For nearly 50 years, CTBUH has been a leading authority on tall building and urban design trends,” said Richter. “And today, as technology continues to change the landscape for MEP professionals around the globe, CTBUH continues to set the standard for the construction and design of next-generation buildings. I am honored to chair the MEP jury.”
Richter, who has earned praise for his expertise in the planning and design of high-rise and mixed-use properties, noted that to date AKF has been instrumental in the design and commissioning of over thirty high-rise and supertall structures around the globe. This includes work on four of Mexico’s five tallest buildings, as well as Three Sixty West in Mumbai, which will be India’s tallest building upon construction completion.
Richter’s 26-year career includes the design of iconic New York City buildings such as One57, Central Park Tower, and 520 West 28th, the new luxury condominium along the Highline designed in collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. 520 West 28th won AKF an American Council of Engineering Companies New York State Diamond Award for engineering excellence. Mark also added that the CTBUH gathering is the perfect venue to celebrate professionals whose passion is engineering healthy, sustainable tall buildings.
“As buildings across the globe continue to get taller and taller, a comprehensive approach to sustainability is critical. AKF has always delivered design enhancements that are above energy code, mindful of the surrounding environment, and conscious of their energy impact. I look forward to joining other jurists who share these values.”