Marshall Strabala is the Chief Architect of Shanghai Tower, working on behalf of the building's owner and developer, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd. In this role, he directs all design and engineering work on the building.

Strabala also leads STRABALA+, a global architectural firm with offices in Shanghai, Seoul and Chicago.

Marshall Strabala 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, UAE; the Zifeng Tower in Nanjing, China; and Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building to be completed in late 2015 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 100 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.


SELECT WORKS

Shanghai Tower, 128-story office/retail tower under construction and slated for 2015 completion, Shanghai, China

Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building at 808 meters/2650 feet, Dubai, UAE

Zifeng Tower, 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 Zifeng Tower, 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.

RESOURCES:

LinkedIn Profile
www.linkedin.com/pub/marshall-strabala-aia-afaar-leedap/1...

YouTube Channel
www.youtube.com/channel/UCfO32J5pypCoi9PEMeJhXdA/videos

Wikipedia Page (中文, Chinese)
zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%A9%AC%E6%AD%87%E5%B0%94%C2%B7%E...

EMPORIS LISTING ON 2DEFINE ARCHITECTURE:
www.emporis.com/company/2define-architecture-shanghai-china

EMPORIS LISTING FOR SHANGHAI TOWER
www.emporis.com/building/shanghai-tower-shanghai-china

MEDIA STORIES

2015

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, June 24
www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1824986/chi...

Gulf News, daily newspaper, Dubai, UAE, June 22
gulfnews.com/news/offbeat/shanghai-tower-a-building-with-...

Economic Times of India, India, June 22
economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/nation-world/shan...

Daily Mail, London, UK, June 21
www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3133150/China-gives...

Agence France-Presse, international news agency, France, June 21
www.afp.com/en/news/china-gives-new-twist-worlds-second-t...

Paris Match, news magazine, France, June 16
www.parismatch.com/Vivre/High-Tech/Une-tour-au-dessus-des...

El Colombiano, daily newspaper, Colombia, June 6
www.elcolombiano.com/internacional/asi-es-la-torre-de-sha...

Business Insider, business news websites worldwide, June 2
US: www.businessinsider.com/shanghai-tower-tallest-building-c...
UK: uk.businessinsider.com/shanghai-tower-tallest-building-ch...
Australia: www.businessinsider.com.au/shanghai-tower-tallest-buildin...
Singapore: www.businessinsider.sg/shanghai-tower-tallest-building-ch...
Indonesia: www.businessinsider.co.id/shanghai-tower-tallest-building...
Malaysia: www.businessinsider.my/shanghai-tower-tallest-building-ch...

MSN.com, one of the world's most visited websites, June 2
www.msn.com/en-us/money/videos/how-to-build-the-worlds-2n...

Metro TV News, all-news channel, Indonesia, June 2
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3S2NaGEAvk

Philly.com, website of Inquirer and Daily News newspapers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
video.philly.com/Shanghai-Tower-Second-tallest-building-i...

Le Point, weekly news magazine, Paris, France, June 2
www.lepoint.fr/design/la-plus-haute-tour-de-chine-bientot...

TV Channel 3, national TV network, Thailand, June 1
www.thaitv3.com/%E0%B8%82%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A7%E0%B...

Česká Televize (CT), "C24" news program, Czech Republic, June 1
www.ceskatelevize.cz/ct24/svet/313399-obrazem-sanghajska-...

Yahoo! Finanzas, Yahoo Spanish language website, May 30
es.finance.yahoo.com/noticias/rascacielos-mundo-punto-abr...

La Nueva, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, May 30
www.lanueva.com/sociedad/814575/china--inauguraran-el-seg...

Houston Business Journal, Houston, Texas, USA, May 22
www.bizjournals.com/houston/print-edition/2015/05/22/hous...

Frankfurter Allgemeine, Frankfurt, Germany, May 21
www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/shanghai-tower-das-zweit...

Red FM Radio, Malaysia, May 20
www.red.fm/breakingnews/worlds-second-tallest-building-op...

New York Times, New York, USA, May 20
www.nytimes.com/video/multimedia/100000003693964/china-bu...

The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada, May 20
www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/video/video-ch...

The Star, Malaysia, May 20
www.thestar.com.my/Videos/2015/05/20/Shanghai-skyscraper/

The Straits Times, Singapore, May 19
www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/worlds-sec...

Huffington Post, USA, May 19
videos.huffingtonpost.com/black-voices/china-builds-world...

Zeit Online, newspaper website, Germany, May 18
www.zeit.de/video/2015-05/4241064421001/shanghai-632-mete...

CNN Newsroom, May 17
www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/05/17/nr-seg-newton-china-2...

Channel 8 TV, Singapore, May 17
www.channel8news.sg/news8/world/20150517-wld-china/185309...

TVA Nouvelles, Canada, May 17
tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/lebuzz/archives/2015/05/20150517-0822...

Die Welt, Germany, May 18
www.welt.de/videos/article141034947/Shanghai-Tower-ragt-u...

Helsingin Sanomat, daily newspaper, Helsinki, Finland, May 17
www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/a1431826313351

el Economista, Madrid, Spain, May 15
www.eleconomista.es/evasion/noticias/6753573/05/15/La-Tor...

Popular Science, magazine, April
See this linked image and following three images,
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/16833524491/

New Building Materials & Construction World, magazine, India, Aprilnbmcw.com/Online_Edition/NBMCW/April-2015/index.htm

Metalocus, architecture website, Spain, April 12
(en Espanol) at: www.metalocus.es/content/es/blog/la-torre-shanghai-en-su-...
(in English) at: www.metalocus.es/content/en/blog/shanghai-tower-last-step...

Emirates 24/7, online news website, United Arab Emirates, March 25
www.emirates247.com/news/creating-the-tallest-how-dubai-s...

KVOA-TV, "News 4", Tucson, Arizona, USA, March 24
www.kvoa.com/story/28606448/shanghai-tower-architect-visi...

KGUN-TV, "The Morning Blend," Tucson, Arizona, USA, March 20
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IEP9yXE__4

Hindustan Times, daily newspaper, India, March 2
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/16072929784/

Central Chronicle, Bhopal, India, Feb. 28
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/16487955187/

Times of India, national newspaper/website, India, Feb 22
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/80-of-worlds-po...

Ahmedabad Mirror, Ahmedabad, India, Feb 22
www.ahmedabadmirror.com/others/sunday-read/Beyond-the-ski...

Times of India, national daily newspaper, India, Feb 16,
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/Bikes-robots-to...

Il Post, national news website, Milan, Italy, Feb 12
(in Italian)
www.ilpost.it/2015/02/12/shanghai-tower-grattacielo/
(English translation)
translate.google.com/translate?sl=it&tl=en&js=y&a...

Archinect, architecture website, New York, NY, USA, Jan 22
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/16161162338/

E-Architect, architecture website, London, England, Jan. 15
www.e-architect.co.uk/shanghai/shanghai-tower-development

2014

LEAF Review, architecture website, London, England, Dec. 17
www.leading-architects.eu/features/featureall-that-glitte...

ETB Travel News, Australia, Dec. 5
australia.etbtravelnews.com/236875/shanghai-openings-2015/

WGN Radio, "Bill Moller Show," Chicago, USA, Oct. 25
wgnradio.com/2014/10/25/the-architecture-of-skyscrapers-w...

"Good Day Chicago", FoxChicago TV, Chicago, USA, Oct. 14
www.myfoxchicago.com/clip/10687800/chicago-architect-talk...

Home and Office Design, Shanghai, China, Sept.
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/15399536046/in...

AchitektT.com, Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 26
architektt.com/shanghai-tower-i-marshall-strabala/

Népszava, Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 23
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/15392189885/

Orinda News, Orinda, California, USA, Sept.
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/15217307990/

Reinnovabili ("Renewable"), architecture website, Rome, Italy, Sept. 1
www.rinnovabili.it/greenbuilding/shanghai-tower-il-cuore-...

ArchDaily, New York, USA, Aug. 7
www.archdaily.com/535151/shanghai-tower-enters-final-stag...

TrendSK, Bratislava, Czech Republic, Aug. 28
English (two parts):
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/14941366560/in...
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/15105034526/
Slovak: reality.inspiracie.etrend.sk/svetova-architektura/shangha...

Professione Architetto, Rome, Italy, Aug. 25
English: www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/15052079456/in...
Italian: www.professionearchitetto.it/news/notizie/19898/Shanghai-...

E-Architect, London, UK, Aug. 5
www.e-architect.co.uk/shanghai/shanghai-tower

Huffington Post, New York, USA, July 24
www.huffingtonpost.com/jay-tavare/dubai-the-city-with-the...

IC Shanghai TV, Shanghai, China, April
(interview in English with Chinese subtitles)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhoxaGwCUKg

2013

Zhulong.com, "Long Building" building trade information website,
Beijing, China, Aug 23 2013
In this 34-minute video of a live presentation in Beijing, Marshall Strabala introduces his own and 2DEFINE Architecture's portfolio of select projects to architecture and technical attendees (Chinese 中国语文 and English)
video.zhulong.com/shipin/play1008448.html

Construction Digital, building trade website, London, UK, Jan. 24
www.constructiondigital.com/under_construction/the-worlds...

Dehir.hu, Hungarian news website, Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 1
www.dehir.hu/eletmod/128-emelet-magasban-dolgozik-a-debre...

"Inside Shanghai Tower" Documentary Film, by Nicky Almasy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=79SMz-mKtgg

Pacific Rim Construction, Hong Kong, October 2013
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/10539697685/in...

University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, October 10, 2013
kansan.com/news/2013/10/10/spencer-museum-of-art-to-host-...

7 Days in Dubai, Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2013
www.7daysindubai.com/Architect-talks-Burj-Khalifa-build-p...

Times of India, India, March 16, 2013
articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-16/kanpur/37...

Pacific Rim Construction, Hong Kong, Feb. 27, 2013
www.prc-magazine.com/shanghai-tower-future-living-today/

City Weekend Shanghai, Shanghai, China, Jan. 1, 2013
www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai/articles/blogs-shanghai/c...

That's Shanghai magazine, Shanghai, China, Jan. 2013
www.flickr.com/photos/architectural-design/8368003788/in/...

2012

"Minds of Millionaires," ICS-TV, Shanghai, China
TV Interview in English with Chinese subtitles at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N1zLDFY3H0

Arch2.o Architecture Website, London, UK
www.arch2o.com/shanghai-tower-marshall-strabala/

Engineering News Record, New York, USA
enr.construction.com/buildings/building_types/2012/0925-C...

China News Service, Shanghai, China
www.chinanews.com/shipin/cnstv/2012/08-02/news81734.shtml

ArchDaily, architecture trade news website
www.archdaily.com/240240/yingkou-convention-and-expositio...

World Architecture News, architecture trade news website, London, UK
www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanapp...

Dexigner, design news website, New York, USA
www.dexigner.com/news/25170

Design Build Source, architecture-construction website, Melbourne, Australia
designbuildsource.com.au/china-fulfills-green-promise-%e2...

designMENA, design website, Dubai, UAE
www.designmena.com/thoughts/donutshaped-convention-centre...

Landscape.cn, landscape architecture news website, Beijing, China (written in Chinese)
www.landscape.cn/News/global/2012/56094625395.html

Breaking Travel News, travel trade website, London, England
www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/new-yingkou-conve...

Piniweb.com.br, architecture/building construction news website, Sao Paulo, Brasil
www.piniweb.com.br/construcao/arquitetura/yingkou-na-chin...

ACE Update Magazine, Mumbai, India
docs.google.com/file/d/0B2ZF1ZDS1OmzUTZMeGlHTHJTM091dVJXY...

2011

CNN TV website, International Edition
travel.cnn.com/shanghai/life/shanghai-tower-shanghais-the...

Discovery Magazine, inflight magazine of Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong
docs.google.com/open?id=0B2ZF1ZDS1OmzMmU1NjVmMTItNzU4YS00...

i4design Magazine, Chicago, USA
www.i4designmedia.com/features/Summer11/Suite16.php

KTRK-TV story (ABC 13), Houston, USA
abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=8068635

Houston Press story, Houston, USA:
blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2011/04/architect_marsha...

Houston CultureMap story, Houston, USA:
houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/04-09-11-in-and-outs-of...

EarthTechling.com green tech website, Portland, Oregon, USA
www.earthtechling.com/2011/04/ballet-and-green-design-tan...

2009-2010

Houston Chronicle story, Houston, USA:
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/features/6556005.html

Houston Business Journal story, Houston, USA
www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2010/09/27/newscolumn...

VMSpace Magazine story, Seoul, Korea
www.vmspace.com/eng/sub_emagazine_view.asp?category=peopl...


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MEDIA INTERVIEWS:
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Name:
Marshall Strabala, Chief Architect, Shanghai Tower
Joined:
November 2008
Hometown:
Seattle, Washington / Orinda, California
Currently:
Shanghai, Chicago, Houston
I am:
Male
Occupation:
Architect