dcsimg

Chicago architect designed Dubais Burj Khalifa

on Tuesday,January 05,2010 22:01

Burj+Dubai_2144_19541413_0_0_7050821_300.jpg

Over the past several years Dubai has gained a reputation as being a haven for exotic and expensive construction products. With the completion of the recently renamed Burj Khalifa, it has gained another distinction - as the home of the world''s tallest building.

The design of the roughly 2,717 foot tall $1.5 billion building - which boasts a hearty mixture of nightclubs, lofts luxury suites and boardrooms - was the brainchild of Chicago architect Adrian Smith.

Smith has been working in architecture for more than 40 years, winning over 90 major design award and leaving his signature on several landmark structures across the globe like the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and the Rowes Wharf in Boston.

In an interview with the Khaleej Times, Smith claims that the experience of working on the monumental structure was unique, but he is happy to have made an indelible mark on the world of architecture.

"It''s pretty awesome," the excited architect tells the Times. "When I visit, I’m still struck by just how tall it is! I am constantly evaluating it and thinking of what is special and if I would do it the same way if I were to do it all over again. I wouldn''t change a thing!"
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            AutoCAD
            • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
            • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
            • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
            • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
            • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Master of Science in Engineering Technology
            • Recognized for academic excellence, meaningful research & graduate achievement
            • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission w/ programmatic accreditations
            • More than 200 majors with a beautiful campus location in Indiana
            • Top 5 public university in the U.S according to the Wall Street Journal
            • Has a helpful Academic Success Center to help students reach their potential
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Drafting Technology & Design (AS)
            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
            • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
            • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
            • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
            • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Certificate - Industrial Maintenance Technician
            • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
            • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
            • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
            • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
            Show more [+]
            • Financial Aid
            Mechatronics - Bachelor's

            Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.


            What sets ECPI University apart? Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of today’s highly-specialized job market.

             

            What Are You Waiting For?

            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits

            Latest Articles & News

            Kanye West to perform during Paris Fashion Week
            It is no secret to many that music artist Kanye West is no stranger to fashion, and now he will be showing his new collection during Paris Fashion Week later this week, according to the Elle Magazine.

            Second designer chosen for home decor competition
            Teenlike.com, an ongoing online competition for young home decor designers, announced its second winner. Brandon Dover of Apply Valley, California, was this year's winner, as he created an abstract pen and inkwork design for a bedspread.