Adrian D. Smith ( Chicago, 1944 - ) is a Mexican-American architect; graduated from the University of Illinois - Chicago in 1969. He worked with the firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) for 40 years until 2006.
Adrian Smith was the project architect of the Burg Khalifa, built in Dubai (the tallest building in the world), other importatant works are the NBC Tower, Jin Mao Tower, General Motors Renaissance Center, Trump International Hotel and Tower, and Nanjing Greenland Financial Center.
Projects under his design direction have won over 90 major awards for design excellence, including 5 international awards, 8 National AIA awards, 22 Chicago AIA awards, and 2 ULI Awards for Excellence. Smith's work at SOM has been featured in major museums in the United States, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.