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International LafargeHolcim Awards Now Open


A jury of nine experts headed by Reed Kroloff, Rowe Family Dean, College of Architecture, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (USA), will evaluate entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for the region of North America. The awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The competition offers a total of $2 million in prize money and is open for entries until Feb. 25, 2020.

In North America, the jury includes Reed Kroloff (Head), as well as Marc Angélil, professor of architecture & design, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland); Sarah Burch, Canada research chair in sustainability governance & innovation, University of Waterloo (Canada); Mitchell Joachim, co-founder of Terreform ONE (USA); Sharon Johnston, partner at Johnston Marklee & Associates (USA); Jesse LeCavalier, professor at the John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design, University of Toronto (Canada); and Sarah Whiting, dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (USA).

The jury will be complemented by Marilyne Andersen, member of the Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation and professor of sustainable construction technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland), and Emmanuel Garcia, R&D construction solutions director, LafargeHolcim Innovation Center (France).

Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology (USA), an associated university of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, the jury will rank submissions using the five “target issues” for sustainable construction: covering innovation and transferability (progress), ethical standards and social inclusion (people), resource and environmental performance (planet), economic viability and compatibility (prosperity), and contextual and aesthetic impact (place).

The Awards competition is open for entries until Feb. 25, 2020, and recognizes projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields. A comprehensive “Step-by-step” guide explains the evaluation criteria and illustrates how to enter the competition at www.lafargeholcim-awards.org.

Since 2003, the LafargeHolcim Foundation advances the discourse on sustainable construction mainly through its awards program, the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The foundation is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, the global leader in building materials and solutions.