Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Hermann Hall Auditorium & S.R. Crown Hall – Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois


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The CTBUH 2013 Award Winners will be recognized and awards conferred at the CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner, organized in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology. All of the winning projects and finalists will be celebrated at this gala event, as well as the 2013 CTBUH Fellows. Additionally from the four regional Best Tall Building winners, one "Worldwide" winner will be chosen and announced to close out the Dinner event.

The Ceremony & Dinner will be preceded by a free Awards Symposium which will feature presentations from most of the 2013 winners. Join us to hear from senior representatives of these ground breaking projects, as well as from the 2013 CTBUH Lifetime Achievement Award winners who have influenced the tall building profession for decades.

The CTBUH 2013 Awards Exhibition, showcasing poster presentations of the winning projects and finalists, will also be open for viewing during the Awards Symposium in IIT Hermann Hall's Gallery Lounge.

Download the CTBUH Awards Brochure


Symposium Program & Speakers

This year, the Awards Symposium will feature twelve presentations. Hear from senior representatives of the client and design team from each of the four regional Best Tall Building winners, two Innovation Award winners, as well as presentations from Lifetime Achievement Award winners
Henry Cobb and Clyde Baker.

Tickets & Sponsorship

Awards Symposium attendance is free of charge, but registration is required, due to limited seating at the venue. Priority registration will be given to Awards Ceremony/Dinner attendees. VIP and Executive table sponsorships are available for the Awards Ceremony/Dinner, as well as individual dinner tickets.


The Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner is being held on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The Symposium will be held at the Hermann Hall Auditorium. The Ceremony & Dinner will be held at Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall (located a short walking distance from the Symposium venue).

Continuing Education

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is a registered AIA/CES provider. Attendees can accumulate hours of Continuing Education Credits at the free Awards Symposium. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to registrants upon request.

CTBUH Awards Book Publication

Award winners and finalists are featured in the annual CTBUH Awards Book, which highlights each project in writing, photographs and drawings. The 2013 Awards Book is published in conjunction with Taylor & Francis. After premiering at the Awards Ceremony & Dinner, where it is distributed complimentary to all dinner attendees, it is then sold in bookstores around the globe.

Past Award Dinners

The Council has been issuing awards since the 2002 1st Annual Awards Ceremony in which CTBUH Founder Lynn S. Beedle was recognized as the first recipient of the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award. Read about all the previous CTBUH Award years, including an overview of winners, a report on the Awards Dinner & Ceremony, photos and videos of the events.

About CTBUH Annual Awards

The Council issues Best Tall Building awards annually recognizing excellence in tall building design and construction and individual's lifetime achievement. The Awards Jury, made up of an interdisciplinary, international group of leading professionals, select the winners based on the established Awards Criteria. View all Previous Winners since the Council began issuing awards in 2002.