Peter A. Weismantle

Consulting Director Supertall Building Technology at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture


Peter A. Weismantle, Consulting Director Supertall Building Technology, was responsible for overseeing the development of AS+GG’s supertall and otherwise challenging and complex projects from onset to completion. He works in collaboration with the project team to develop the design of such technical elements as the building envelop, vertical transportation and life safety systems, and to assure compliance with applicable building codes and standards. He is a recognized authority on the technical aspects of the architecture of tall and complex buildings; both nationally and internationally.

Before joining AS+GG in 2008, Peter was an Associate Partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he served as Senior Technical Architect on several supertall towers, including Shanghai’s 88-story Jin Mao Tower and the 163-story, 828 meter (2,717 foot) tall Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building.

He also collaborated on Ludgate Development, Broadgate Development and parts of Canary Wharf, all large mixed-use developments in London, as well as the 94-story Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago.

Peter is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, is the past-Chairman of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, past-President of the Safety Glazing Certification Council, past-Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, former member of the Architectural Advisory Group of Underwriters Laboratories as well as a current member of the National Fire Prevention Association’s High Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee and a founding member of the board of Directors of the Façade Tectonics Institute.