Director of the MEP / Sustainable Engineering Studio; Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM)
PE, LEED Fellow
Luke Leung is the Director of the MEP / Sustainable Engineering Studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM). Luke leads his team in attaining the highest levels of human, environmental, and financial performance. He has won multiple awards, including eight Excellence in Engineering awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), two national “Beyond Green” awards from the National Institute of Building Sciences, and several AIA Sustainable Design Awards, among others.
Project highlights include the Burj Khalifa, the world’s current tallest man-made structure, Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis, the Greentown Qingdao Tower, the Zhengzhou Greenland Tower, and over 40 LEED-certified or registered buildings, including a LEED-platinum building with the first large-scale horizontal wind turbine in the city of Chicago. Luke is a LEED Fellow; a Centennial Fellow from the Penn State University Architectural Engineering Department; Vice Chairman of the ASHRAE Committee on Tall Buildings; Chairman of the Building Pressure Committee; member of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings; member of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable Sustainable Committee; member of the Sustainable Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; part-time professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology; a member of the Chicago Sister Cities program with China; member of the editorial team for Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat “Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Office Buildings” and ASHRAE Handbooks on “Tall Building,” among other publications.