CHICAGO (May 15, 2024) — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced its 2024 Award of Excellence winners, more than 100 of the most exemplary projects in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry and adjacent disciplines. Projects from across the globe were recognized in over 20 categories and subcategories, including Best Tall Building, Innovation, Urban Habitat, Repositioning and Equity, and Diversity and Inclusion. (Click here to view the complete list of categories and winners.)

"This year's submissions showcase the wide spectrum of architectural innovations, construction techniques and urban visions transforming tall-building design internationally, as well as the evolving role of livable density in shaping our cities and skylines," explained CTBUH CEO Javier Quintana de Uña. "These projects demonstrate not only architectural excellence but also the need to prioritize sustainability, resilience and human-centric design, setting new benchmarks and aspirations for the entire AEC industry."

CTBUH distributed an international call for its 2024 awards program in December and received detailed submissions from architects, engineers, developers, contractors and a wide array of other companies involved in sustainable vertical urbanism worldwide.

In February, expert juries began reviewing submissions, including extensive project data, technical drawings, written descriptions and detailed photography, and then deliberated and decided which met stringent. Jurors were chosen for their standing in their industry, as well as geographical and demographic diversity.

Award of Excellence winners now move on to the next stage of judging: project teams present their submissions to attendees and live juries at the CTBUH 2024 International Conference, Sept. 23–27, in London and Paris, after which overall winners for each category will be selected and announced at an award ceremony and dinner.

Additionally, this year’s Award of Excellence introduces the Global Community Award, which empowers non-jurors to actively participate in acknowledging outstanding projects. Intended for enthusiasts and professionals alike, the inclusive Global Community Award embraces a diverse range of perspectives and fosters a sense of camaraderie and collaboration within the international AEC community. Global Community Award submissions will be accepted online until Sept. 16, ensuring ample time for participants to review and vote for their favorite projects.

CTBUH is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to smarter, more sustainable cities and a more viable future for global populations. CTBUH’s worldwide membership network includes companies from fields such as real estate development, architecture, engineering, cost consulting, building management and construction, among others. In addition to hosting leading industry events, CTBUH produces research and reporting on issues of significant consequence to its membership. Its most utilized asset is its building database, a compendium of detailed data, images and technical information on more than 30,000 tall buildings throughout the world.