2023 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Program

Outstanding Facade Renovation Award

The greenest building is the one that already exists. - Carl Elefante, former president of the American Institute of Architects *

This quote highlights the importance of renovation and reuse of existing buildings; extending their service life to the greatest extent possible while anticipating and accommodating in the renovation design the need for future maintenance, repair, and renovation.

The Outstanding Facade Renovation is awarded to a deserving facade system intervention involving the adaptive reuse, refit, or modernization of an existing building.

Submissions for the Outstanding Facade Renovation 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 Outstanding Facade Renovation Award will be:

  • 10% — Clarity (narrative and graphic representation)

  • 25% — Durability

  • 25% — Utility

  • 25% — Beauty

  • 15% — The extent to which collaboration and collaborative processes among the project team can be demonstrated to have played a definitive role in outstanding project outcomes.

Submission Requirements

Before beginning your submission, please review the following:

Submissions for this year's Vitruvian Honors & Awards has closed. Thank you for your nominations!

* Note that the greenest building is actually the one unbuilt! See the Outstanding Unbuilt Facade award category.