Reed Kroloff to head LafargeHolcim Awards jury for North America in 2020

Regional jury for North America announced in world’s most significant competition for sustainable design

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    Reed Kroloff, former Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art & Museum, USA and Chair of the 5th Holcim Forum “Infrastructure Space” held April 7-9, 2016 in Detroit, USA.

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    6th LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction – Cairo, April 2019.

    Marc Angélil, Professor of Architecture & Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland and member of the Board and Head of the Academic Committee, Holcim Foundation was moderator of the 6th Holcim Forum held at AUC, Egypt.

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    Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance & Innovation, University of Waterloo, Canada.

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    Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder, Terreform ONE & Associate Professor of Practice, New York University (NYU), USA.

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    LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for North America prize handover ceremony, Chicago

    The UCLA Warner Graduate Art Studio renovation and addition by (l-r): Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston of Johnston Marklee & Associates, Los Angeles won an Acknowledgement prize.

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    Jesse LeCavalier, Associate Professor, John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design at the University of Toronto, Canada.

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    Sarah M Whiting, Dean & Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture, Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University, USA.

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    “The LafargeHolcim Awards offers the chance to ask the right questions about tomorrow’s construction – and to share the answers with a global audience.” - Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL Lausanne)

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    Emmanuel Garcia, Building Solutions R&D Director, LafargeHolcim Innovation Center, France at the LafargeHolcim Awards jury meeting for region Asia Pacific at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD), Australia in July 2017.

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 USD 2 million in prize money and is open for entries until February 25, 2020.

Last updated: September 03, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland

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 February 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, the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The Foundation is an initiative of LafargeHolcim, the global leader in building materials and solutions.