Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith
Celebrated Name: Adrian D. Smith
Real Name/Full Name: Adrian Smith
Gender: Male
Age: 79 years old
Birth Date: 19 August 1944
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Nancy
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Katherine Smith, Jason Smith)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Adrian Smith Gay?: No
Profession: Architect
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $50 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

The tallest building in the world probably wouldn’t have existed if Adrian Smith had not participated in its construction. Adrian Smith is a professional architect best known for designing the Burj Khalifa.

Not only that-he has also marvelled at people with his fabulous architectural works like the Trump International Hotel And Tower, Jin Mao Tower and so on. He has two major projects in his hand – the construction of Jeddah Tower and the Azerbaijan Tower.

Maybe you know about Adrian Smith very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Adrian Smith’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Adrian was born in the year 1944. Although born in Chicago, his family moved to Southern California, where he was raised. From his childhood days, Adrian was intensely interested in drawing. He had often revealed that he loved heights. In one of his first drawings, he had drawn a 40 storied skyscraper. On observing that, his mother suggested he study architecture.

He attended Texas A&M University, where he aimed to receive a Bachelor’s degree in architecture. But he changed his mind to graduate. Instead, he started working under Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in 1967.

He again started his college education at the University of Illinois, from where he ultimately graduated in the year 1969.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 19 August 1944, Adrian Smith is 79 years old as of today’s date 19th July 2024. His height is 1.68 m tall, and weight is 70 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Adrian Smith is happily married to his wife, whose name is Nancy. The couple is blessed with two children, namely Katherine Smith and Jason Smith. They have grandchildren too.

Smith had once revealed that he likes to spend time with his family- especially his grandchildren during the weekends.


During his study at the University of Illinois, Adrian did not resign from working at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. He continued working there for a long- as a design partner and consulting design partner. At this time, Adrian started designing the Burj Khalifa while he was still working at the farm.

Although the firm had its recognitions in the field of architecture, Adrian and his work towards the Burj Khalifa resulted in the firm having lots of fame. Three years later, he resigned from the firm.

Adrian always wanted to establish his own company where he targeted to provide sustainable, energy-efficient and superb architectural works. Even in his works that can be found- in almost all his work, one can see the usage of vernacular and indigenous forms and compositions. This is why in the year 2006, he built the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architecture.

Later in 2008, he also established the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing firm of PositivEnergy Practice. This place is also targeted to provide sustainable and energy-efficient architectural works.

Smith has always shown interest in architecture. He even became a keynote speaker at prestigious conferences like the ABN Amro Symposium, CTBUH World Congress Dubai, Ouaternario Conference (Singapore) and so on. He had even lectured in places like London, America, New York, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, etc.

Other than the Burj Khalifa, the major works of Adrian are- The Central Park Tower in New York, Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, NBC Tower in Chicago, Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, Zifeng Tower in Gulou etc.

Awards & Achievements

  • Adrian has won The National American Institute Of Architects Award nine times.
  • He received The Honorary Doctorate Of Letters degree from Texas A&M University
  • He received the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement award in the 2011 Council On Tall Buildings And Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

Net Worth & Salary of Adrian Smith in 2024

Adrian Smith Net Worth
Adrian Smith Net Worth

It is quite natural for a person who designed the Burj Khalifa to have a marvellous net worth. As of July 2024, Adrian Smith has a net worth of more than $50 million. He mostly earned his income by being a fantastic professional architect.

His net worth increased due to him building many famous buildings like The Trump International Hotel & Tower, Pearl River Tower, Jin Mao Tower etc. He has two major projects in his hand – the construction of Jeddah Tower and the Azerbaijan Tower. It is assumed that his net worth will increase more because of that.

The talented architect Adrian Smith works really hard where he has almost 12- hour workdays. He has excelled in the art of creating impressive architectural works, some of which are Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower. We are excited to see his results in the future- specifically the Jeddah Tower and the Azerbaijan Tower.



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