2021 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Program

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

Before beginning your submission, please review the following:

Once you have reviewed the eligibility, please prepare the materials outlined below in accordance with the online submission form. The submission form must be completed in its entirety and cannot be partially saved. However, you can edit your entry after the initial submission up until the deadline.

  • 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 the online submission form by the deadline.