Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award Criteria

This award is bestowed by the CTBUH Board of Trustees, and is not open for general submission.

This award recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment during his or her professional career. These contributions and leadership are recognized by the professional community and have significant effects, which extend beyond the professional community, to enhance cities and the lives of their inhabitants. The individual’s contributions may be well known or little known by the public and may take any form, such as completed buildings, research, technology, methods, ideas, or industry leadership.

The candidate may be from any area of specialization, including, but not limited to: architecture, building systems, construction, academia, urban planning, development, or management. The award emphasizes the unique, multi-disciplinary nature of the Council and is thus set apart from other professional organizations’ awards for single disciplines.

Additional Notes:

  • The personal attributes of the award recipient should be of high professional integrity and the individual’s contributions generally consistent with the values and mission of the Council.
  • The candidate may or may not be a member of the Council.
  • The award is not intended to be awarded posthumously, although it may be so awarded in some cases.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award winners are expected to comply with the following responsibilities:
    • Present their life’s work at the Innovation Conference.
    • Attend the annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the close of the Innovation Conference to collect the award.