Leslie E Robertson

Design Director

Leslie Robertson joined RBG in 2018 as Design Director

An internationally acclaimed structural engineer for over sixty years, Leslie Robertson pioneered the design of many tall buildings. Among his many notable achievements are the structural designs and the pioneering wind engineering of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, New York; US Steel Headquarters, Pittsburgh; the leaning Puerta de Europa towers, Madrid, Spain; Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong; and Shanghai World Financial Center, China.  Other office buildings include Espirito Santo Tower in Miami; IBM Buildings in Pittsburgh and Seattle; Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis; AT & T Corporate Headquarters, NY; and PPG Corporate Headquarters, Pittsburgh.

He designed many cultural, educational, and public facilities including Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar; German Historical Museum, Berlin; Miho Museum, Bridge and Chapel, Kyoto, Japan; Suzhou Museum, China; landscaped pedestrian bridges in Suzhou, China; National Library of Latvia, Riga; and Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Distinguished Member of ASCE; a recipient of UK’s IStructE Gold Medal; ASCE’s OPAL Award; the first recipient of the Henry C. Turner Prize; Fazlur Rahman Khan medal; and one of the founders and a past Chairman of CTBUH.  He has been honored with doctorates from many prestigious universities.

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