Collaborative Achievement Award

The Collaborative Achievement Award is intended to recognize the teams responsible for project, research, product development, or other advances in facade technology, who have made extraordinary contributions to the art, science and technology of building facade systems through demonstrable, deep collaborative processes.


To be clear, this award need not be related to a specific project but can be for an innovation in a product or process that resulted from the efforts of a team, especially a team represented by stakeholders from diverse fields of experience. This award should exemplify one of the main tenants of the FTI in “breaking down the silos” between those professions involved in the design, procurement and execution of high-performance and sustainable facade systems. Novel submissions are encouraged; any extraordinary team-based contribution is welcome.

Submissions for the Collaborative Achievement Award category will be evaluated in the overarching context of innovation and sustainability, which may include diverse considerations ranging from design concepts to project delivery strategies, supply chain management and lifecycle performance attributes.

The hierarchy of consideration for the Collaborative Achievement Award will be:

  • 10% — Clarity (narrative and graphic representation)
  • 45% — Innovation (alternative or out-of-the-box approaches that fostered the collaborative process)
  • 45% — Sustainability (The extent to which collaboration and collaborative processes among the team demonstrate a definitive role in enhancing resilience and sustainability in the facade industry, buildings and urban habitat.)

Submission Requirements

If your nomination involves a project, please review the assessment criteria and eligibility to ensure your team qualifies for the award. Once you have reviewed the assessment criteria and eligibility, please prepare the materials in accordance with the online submission form.

If your nomination is not related to a building project, please note and provide the following:

  • The nominating individual or entity must be a member of the Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI).
  • The nominees need not be members of FTI.
  • Provide background information on the team and its achievement(s). This may include resumes, curriculum vitaes, or detailed biographies, entity histories, or other forms of descriptive background materials. A headshot and short biography must be submitted for all relevant individuals.
  • A description of the achievement(s) in as much detail as possible, with accompanying images and documentation as appropriate, including links to additional information. Elaborate on the importance and relevance of the contribution(s).
  • Provide contact information for others willing to speak in support of the nominees.
  • To nominate a non project related collaborative achievement, please complete the submission form below.