Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

CTBUH Annual Awards Symposiums and Ceremonies
The CTBUH holds a yearly one-day Symposium celebrating the annual Best Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists, followed by a Ceremony & Dinner in the evening. The archives of each year's events can be found below.

2013 Awards Symposium and Ceremony
Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
November 7th, 2013


In its fourth year, the CTBUH’s free Awards Symposium was expanded to a full day event, bringing in presentations from four of the Finalist projects and the BSB Prefabricated Construction Method and KONE UltraRope from the Innovation Award.

2012 Awards Symposium and Ceremony
Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
October 18th, 2012


In its third year, the annual free Awards Symposium was held before the Awards Dinner & Ceremony. Nine presentations were made from each of the winners of the Best Tall Building Awards, along with two Featured Finalists and Lifetime Achievement winners. 

2011 Awards Symposium and Ceremony
Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
November 3rd, 2011


For the second year, the CTBUH has organized a free afternoon Awards Symposium to precede the annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner. Over 600 delegates heard special presentations from representatives of the regional award winning projects and  Lifetime Achievement winners.

2010 Awards Symposium and Ceremony
Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
October 21, 2010


For the first time, the CTBUH organized an Awards Symposium preceding the annual Awards Dinner. Here, regional award winning projects were introduced by representatives from both the building owners and the architects while lifetime award winners reflected upon their careers.


Past Awards Ceremonies 2002-2009
Prior to the introduction of the Awards Symposium in 2010, winners were celebrated at an evening dinner and ceremony, typically held in Chicago. The archives of past ceremonies can be found below.

. 2009 Awards Ceremony
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
October 22nd, 2009

The 8th Annual Awards Dinner and Ceremony was held in conjunction with the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, and took place on the first evening of the conference at the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. The event honors the individual lifetime achievement winners and recognizes the team effort of the companies involved in each of the winning tall building project.

2008 Awards Ceremony
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
November 20th, 2008

The CTBUH named the Shanghai World Financial Center as the 2008 Best Tall Building Overall at the 7th Annual Awards Dinner. The building has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form dramatic at all scales through a connection metaphorically of the earth and sky, whilst its structural design is revolutionary.

Awards 2007 2007 Awards Ceremony
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
October 25th, 2007

Now in its sixth year, the CTBUH Annual Awards Dinner took a major step up in its scope and format this year – expanding in both the number of awards recognized and the number of people in attendance. Set within the atmospheric setting of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall, over 200 people joined us to celebrate the remarkable achievements of a number of distinguished individuals and project teams.

Awards Dinner 2006 2006 Awards Ceremony
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
October 26th, 2006

In 2006 the Awards Dinner was held in conjunction with a CTBUH conference on “Thinking Outside the Box – Tapered, Tilted, Twisted Tower." The Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Ken Yeang, principal of Llewelyn Davies Yeang (UK) and its sister firm, Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia). Dr. Yeang was recognized for his work in designing signature green high-performance buildings and master plans.


Awards Dinner 2006 2005 Awards Ceremony
Astor Ballroom, Marriott Marquis, New York City
October 18th, 2005

The Council’s 7th World Congress was the setting for the Fourth Annual Awards Dinner.  Dr. Alan G. Davenport, founder and director of the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario, received the Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award for pioneering the application of boundary layer wind tunnels to the design of wind sensitive structures and the description of urban wind climates.


Awards Dinner 2006 2004 Awards Ceremony
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
November 17th, 2004

The Third Annual Awards Dinner once again returned to S. R. Crown Hall where, again, a full house of building professionals came to pay tribute to the 2004 honorees. The Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award was presented to Mr. Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of Hines, for his extraordinary contributions to the development of tall buildings and to the improvement of the urban environment.

CTBUH Awards 2003 2003 Awards Ceremony
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
October 16th, 2003

The Council’s move to the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in 2003 was celebrated by holding the Second Annual Awards Dinner in IIT’s S. R. Crown Hall. With a full house of more than 200 distinguished guests from around the world, the dinner honored Mr. Charles A. DeBenedittis, director of Tishman Speyer Properties, as the second recipient of the Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award.


CTBUH Awards 2002 2002 Awards Ceremony
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago
September 26th, 2002

A dinner to honor CTBUH’s first and only director, Dr. Lynn S. Beedle, became the Council’s First Annual Awards Dinner. Thought of by then chairman Ron Klemencic and attended by many friends, colleagues, and the whole Beedle family, the program began with remarks by former chairman R. Shankar Nair; Charles A. DeBenedittis; George Tamaro who, along with his son, was a former student of Dr. Beedle’s.