Unsung Hero Award

The Unsung Hero Award is an acknowledgement that there are often unrecognized individuals and entities that play a pivotal and indispensable role in the realization of extraordinary facade system contributions.


To employ a sports metaphor, the unsung hero is not the ball carrier but the blocker without whom the ball carrier could not score. This award is intended to bring such individuals or entities to the forefront.

Accomplishments of the individuals or entities recognized here should be consistent with the goals of the Institute in advancing the art, science and technology of conceptualizing, designing, planning, and constructing high performance building facades for the benefit of planet and people. Novel submissions are encouraged; any individual or entity that, in the nominator’s opinion, has made extraordinary contributions in the advancement of some aspect of facade design, procurement, engineering, fabrication, installation and long-term performance, is welcome.


Submission Requirements

Please prepare the materials in accordance with the online submission form.

  • The nominating individual or entity must be a member of the Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI).
  • The nominee need not be a member of FTI.
  • Provide background information on the person or entity. This may include a resume, curriculum vitae, or detailed biography, an entity history, or other forms of descriptive background materials. A headshot and short biography must be submitted for all relevant individuals.
  • Provide a description of the contribution(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 nominee.
  • To nominate an individual or entity, please complete a submission form.