Celebrate Excellence in Architecture: Join the 2023 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Program

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Facade Tectonics Institute’s Vitruvian Honors & Awards program, a virtual event that will be held on September 14th, 2023, followed by an in-person event on September 19th, 2023.

The program honors and celebrates outstanding achievements in the field of facade design and delivery, recognizing project teams and individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to facade design, engineering, fabrication, installation, and lifecycle performance.

The Vitruvian Honors & Awards Committee worked collaboratively to develop seven distinct categories, each emblematic of The Institute’s vision and mission, that celebrate innovation, collaboration, and achievement within the AECO industry. Award recipients will be announced in each of the following categories:

  • Outstanding New Facade Low Rise
  • Outstanding New Facade Mid Rise
  • Outstanding New Facade High Rise
  • Outstanding Facade Renovation
  • Outstanding Facade Conservation
  • Outstanding Facade Innovation
  • Outstanding Facade Integration
  • Outstanding Unbuilt Facade
  • Outstanding Facade Research

To be eligible for consideration, projects must have been completed in the last five years and been in place and functional for at least one calendar year. All members of the project team, including the owner, architect, key consultants, contractors, fabricators, and material and systems suppliers, must be credited. Members of the jury credited in an entry, or whose organization of employment is credited in an entry, will be recused from judging that submission. The submission form and deliverables must be completed by the submission deadline.

There are also three people awards that are open for submissions, namely Collaborative Achievement, Unsung Hero, and Emerging Professional. To be eligible, the nominee must be a member of the FTI, and members of the jury with affiliations to the entrant, or whose organization of employment is affiliated with the entrant, will be recused from judging that submission. The submission form and deliverables must be completed by the submission deadline.

The award submission deadline is on Monday, June 19th, 2023, and the nominee slate is finalized and notified on Friday, July 14th, 2023. The announcement and publication of the nominees will be on Monday, July 19th, 2023. The virtual awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 14th, 2023, followed by the in-person reception and awards presentation at the Center for Architecture in New York City on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023.

The judges for the awards are thought-leaders from a cross-section of the AECO industry, and members of the jury credited in an entry, or whose organization of employment is otherwise related to the entry, will be recused from judging that submission.

Finally, the Vitruvian Honors program aims to drive change in thinking, regulations, practices, tools, and techniques, and to move the building arts and sciences from a significant part of the problem to a leading component of the global solution. The program hopes to achieve this by:

  • Creating new processes for designing, testing, modeling, procuring, fabricating, and assembling deeply integrated buildings and facade systems.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the lifecycle performance of facade system materials and assemblies.
  • Implementing formal and performative design practices based on anticipated climate change and predicted climate data, as opposed to historical data.
  • Designing adaptive facade designs that optimize passive strategies first but integrate carbon-neutral or carbon-positive strategies as appropriate to realize the lifecycle.

For more information on submission requirements and project guidelines, visit the Vitruvian Honors program’s website.

Source: www.facadetectonics.org with additional information added by Apazone

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