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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the design of high-performance, sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project with an understanding that architecture has the power to influence to aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment and inspire those around us to improve our world.

We use an integrated design approach that emphasizes a relationship with the natural environment -- a philosophy called global environmental contextualism. This approach takes into consideration building orientation, daylighting, generation of wind power, solar absorption, and a site's geothermal properties and represents a fundamental change in the design process, one in which form follows performance. It's based on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected, and that a building's design should stem from an understanding of its role within that context -- locally, regionally and globally.

This approach acknowledges the interaction among building systems and the natural environment, seeking to improve each individual system's performance. By using this principle in the design of buildings, we can create structures that not only reduce their negative environmental impact, but in some cases, virtually eliminate it altogether.

AS+GG's practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects and high-tech laboratory facilities.

The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill and Robert Forest. Today there are over 120 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.


Midwood Downtown Crossing Project
- Apr 04, 2016

New details and renderings for proposed Downtown Crossing towerMidwood Investment and Development has released new details and renderings of its' proposed Downtown Crossing tower in a filing with the Boston Civic Design Commission. The tower would reach 59 stories and 683 feet tall, just two feet shorter than Millennium Tower. The tower's architect is Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture of Chicago.Midwood Investment and Development has not yet filed a formal Letter of Intent to construct the tower. Details and renderings of the proposed tower are posted below. The following is a link to the full Boston Civic Design Commission filing.

Midwood Downtown Crossing Project
- Mar 20, 2016

Banker and Tradesman reports that Midwood Investment & Development will submit a formal filing by the end of March proposing a new tower at Bromfield and Washington streets in Downtown Crossing. Midwood is reportedly proposing to build a 59-story, 607,000 square foot residential tower with 473 total units; the tower would contain 300 market-rate apartments, 119 condominiums and 54 affordable units. An underground parking garage would reportedly be built with 234 parking spaces. Midwood reportedly plans to be a long-term owner of the proposed tower. Midwood first proposed to develop the parcels at Bromfield and Washington streets in 2008. Plans were drawn for a 28-story, $200 million mixed-use tower with 260 luxury apartments and six floors of retail space, but a proposal was never formally filed. The following is a rendering of the original proposal, then known as One Bromfield: Midwood's parcels are located across Washington Street from near-completion Millennium Tower. If approved, Midwood's currently proposed tower would reportedly join Millennium Tower among the five tallest buildings in Boston.

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