James Goettsch to Present at Tall Buildings Symposium in China


On September 21, GP chairman and CEO James Goettsch, FAIA, is scheduled to present at the 4th US-China Tall Buildings Summit. The event takes place at the Westin Chongqing Liberation Square in Chongqing, China.

The presentation will focus on Class A office buildings as a basis for comparing the design and development process in the U.S. and China. Considering several issues using representative projects from both countries, the presentation will pose that, from a design point of view, buildings that get built in the U.S. may not be approvable in China; conversely, buildings that get approved in China may not be financially viable in the U.S.

Started three years ago, the symposium serves as a forum for the latest thinking in tall building design to be shared between the U.S. and China. The premise of the symposium is to bring world leaders together to share ideas about multidisciplinary tall building design and construction, including participants from leading universities and professional practices.