Marshall Strabala leads 2DEFINE Architecture, a global architectural firm with offices in Shanghai, Seoul and Chicago. A multinational venture, 2DEFINE is led by American, Chinese and Korean partners and serves clients in Asia and North America.
Strabala also serves as the Chief Architect of Shanghai Tower, working on behalf of the client, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd.
Marshall Strabala (pronounced "stray-baa-la") is well-known for designing award-winning office buildings, performing arts venues, and convention and exhibition spaces worldwide.
This includes the design of three of the world's 10 tallest buildings: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China; and Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building to be completed in 2014 in Shanghai.
Strabala is a member of the American Institute of Architects, is LEED AP accredited, and a graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
His more than 50 works worldwide have been honored with 10 awards and honors, including American Institute of Architects' Honor Awards (2), ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Awards (2), and the Chicago Architecture Club’s Burnham Prize.
• Shanghai Tower, 128-story office/retail tower under construction, Shanghai, China
• Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building at 808 meters/2650 feet, Dubai, UAE
• Nanjing Greenland Financial Center, 89-story mixed-use tower completed in 2010, Nanjing, China
• Yingkou Convention and Exposition Center, $68 million facility, slated for 2014 completion, Yingkou, China
• Houston Ballet, $47 million "Center for Dance" opened in 2011, Houston, USA
• 5 Canada Square, 16-story office tower completed in 2003, London, UK
• Hess Tower, 29-story office tower completed in 2009, Houston, USA
Strabala designed the Nanjing Greenland, Burj Khalifa, and 5 Canada Square as Associate Partner at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He designed the Shanghai Tower, Houston Ballet, and Hess Tower while at Gensler.
Learn more about Marshall Strabala at:
2DEFINE Architecture Website
Wikipedia Page (中文, Chinese)
Pacific Rim Construction, Hong Kong, October 2013
University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, October 10, 2013
7 Days in Dubai, Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2013
Times of India, India, March 16, 2013
Pacific Rim Construction, Hong Kong, Feb. 27, 2013
City Weekend Shanghai, Shanghai, China, Jan. 1, 2013
That's Shanghai magazine, Shanghai, China, Jan. 2013
"Minds of Millionaires," ICS-TV, Shanghai, China
TV Interview in English with Chinese subtitles at:
Arch2.o Architecture Website, London, UK
Engineering News Record, New York, USA
China News Service, Shanghai, China
ArchDaily, architecture trade news website
World Architecture News, architecture trade news website, London, UK
Dexigner, design news website, New York, USA
Design Build Source, architecture-construction website, Melbourne, Australia
designMENA, design website, Dubai, UAE
Landscape.cn, landscape architecture news website, Beijing, China (written in Chinese)
Breaking Travel News, travel trade website, London, England
Piniweb.com.br, architecture/building construction news website, Sao Paulo, Brasil
ACE Update Magazine, Mumbai, India
Discovery Magazine, inflight magazine of Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong
i4design Magazine, Chicago, USA
KTRK-TV story (ABC 13), Houston, USA
Houston Press story, Houston, USA:
Houston CultureMap story, Houston, USA:
EarthTechling.com green tech website, Portland, Oregon, USA
Houston Chronicle story, Houston, USA:
Houston Business Journal story, Houston, USA
VMSpace Magazine story, Seoul, Korea
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Marshall Strabala is an expert on topics including: supertall building design; sustainable design of commercial buildings; and design of performing arts venues. To learn more about him or arrange an interview, please email:
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