The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the recipients of its two Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2019.
This year the Board of Trustees awarded the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award to James Goettsch. Chairman and Co-CEO for Goettsch Partners, one of the world’s leading architecture firms in the advancement of the tall building typology, James Goettsch is regarded for both his industry leadership and ingenuity in the face of challenging site constraints and client briefs.
The Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Israel David, a preeminent structural engineer whose expertise is utilized for nearly all of the tall building projects in Israel. David was a clear choice for the honor, both for his contributions in the engineering of tall buildings and his commitment to disseminating information for the industry at large.
Also announced are this year’s Award of Excellence Winners for the CTBUH 10 Year Award. The 10 Year Award recognizes the proven value and performance of a tall building project over a period of time. This award gives an opportunity to reflect back on buildings that have been completed and operational for a decade, and acknowledge those projects that have performed successfully long after the ribbon-cutting ceremonies have passed. Recognized this year are:
Broadcasting Place, Leeds
Linked Hybrid, Beijing
The CTBUH is also pleased to recognize five new CTBUH Fellows for their ongoing contributions and leadership within the Council over a number of years:
About the CTBUH
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. Founded in 1969 and headquartered at Chicago’s historic Monroe Building, the CTBUH is a notfor-profit organization with an Asia Headquarters office at Tongji University, Shanghai; a Research Office at Iuav University, Venice, Italy; and an Academic Office at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. CTBUH facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings through publications, research, events, working groups, web resources, and its extensive network of international representatives. The CTBUH also developed the international standards for measuring tall building height and is recognized as the arbiter for bestowing such designations as “The World’s Tallest Building.”
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