Better buildings through better skins

FTI is a non-profit member organization for the AECO industry and a research and education institution focused on healthy buildings and livable urban habitat. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate transformative change in the built environment toward common goals of resilience and sustainability. FTI members share recognition of the building facade as the lynchpin of this endeavor.

Upcoming Events

2021 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Ceremony

FTI is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Vitruvian Honors & Awards and invites you to submit a project or project team for consideration. The deadline to submit is Monday, October 4, 2021. More details about the awards ceremony will be announced soon.

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Changes to FTI Staff & Leadership

The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) announces upcoming changes to our staff and leadership team. On July 2, 2021, Katie Gould will leave her position as FTI’s Program Director to pursue other endeavors.

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