Award-winning projects are recognized at the annual CTBUH International Conference, where Award of Excellence winners in each category present their projects to an international audience and live juries. All winners will be recognized throughout and at the close of the Conference. Projects are judged by live juries during the event itself.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat initiated its annual awards program in 2002 with the creation of the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award, later adding the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Recognition of team achievement in tall building projects began in 2007 with the introduction of the Best Tall Building suite of awards. The awards program has continued to expand to address specific industry developments and recognize buildings, innovations, and individuals that are pushing the industry forward. Current categories and criteria may be found here.