FTI Announces the 2023 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Finalists

The Facade Tectonics Institute is pleased to announce the finalists in the second biennial Vitruvian Honors & Awards Program. This program seeks to recognize unprecedented innovation and achievements in the field of facade design and delivery. The 2023 Vitruvian Honors & Award recipients embody the goals of the Institute in advancing the art, science and technology of designing, planning, and constructing high performance building facades for the benefit of the planet and people.

Award Categories Finalists

Outstanding New Facade (low-rise)

  • Casa en los Vilos Chile (Kuraray)
  • Google Bay View Campus (Arup)

Outstanding New Façade (mid-rise)

  • Schüco One Headquarters (Schüco)

Outstanding New Façade (high-rise)

  • Penry Hotel—Manhattan West (SOM)
  • Mennica Legacy Tower (Goettsch Partners)

Outstanding Façade Renovation

  • Rupp Arena & Lexington Convention Center (NBBJ)
  • UC San Diego Humanities & Social Sciences (Architectural Resources Group)

Outstanding Façade Innovation

  • Symbiosis University Hospital & Research Centre (IMK Architects)
  • Uber Headquarters (Heintges)

Outstanding Façade Integration

  • Harvard Science & Engineering Complex (Behnisch Architekten)

Unbuilt Façade

  • 63 Madison Avenue
  • UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Replacement

Façade Research

  • Adaptex
  • Wind-borne Debris Resistance of Facades

Judging Panel

Judges are thought leaders from a cross section of the global architectural industry. The 2023 members of the jury are:

Judging Panel

Finalists & Winners

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their project on a virtual FTI Vitruvian Honors & Awards webinar scheduled for September 14th. Awards will be presented at a lecture/cocktail party at the Center for Architecture in New York City on September 19th.

About Facade Tectonics Institute

The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) is the premier member organization for building industry and professionals as well as academic, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions focused on healthy and livable communities. The Institute’s primary objective is to fuel discussion and collaborative research that bridges fragmented market segments of the building industry, pairing government, academia, ownership, and industry professionals. Integral to this mission is the dissemination of historical, theoretical, and practical information derived from this research to the building marketplace, thereby acting as a conduit and facilitator for both learning and further collaborative research pursuits.

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