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.