Dubai, United Arab Emirates
As a firmwide leader in SOM’s interdisciplinary Sustainable Design Studio, Luke Leung defines high-performance design as the integration of sustainability, wellness, and innovation. Through his work, Luke advances innovative practices, design ideas, and cutting-edge technology in pursuit of a world where humans and nature will thrive together.
Luke’s work includes the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest man-made structure, and a project in Riyadh that will be one of the first net-zero buildings in the Middle East. He led the sustainability program for Xiong’An New Area, a master plan for a city in China targeting exceptional wellness goals and designed to achieve net zero by 2050. The plan includes the bioclimatic alignment of the urban plan, geothermal heat sources, and an extensive public transit network.
From the garden to the city, nature provides symbiotic synergy that enhances our lives and our terrestrial health.
As a sustainable design advocate and advisor, Luke lends his expertise and leadership to organizations and governments around the world, including the U.S. Department of Energy, the City of Chicago, ASHRAE, AIA, and BOMA, among other appointments.