LafargeHolcim invited dozens of students from around the world to present innovative concepts to address target issues in sustainable construction. Attendees of the forum reviewed and voted the proposals of the poster competition and winners were announced on the final day.
Courtesy LafargeHolcim In April, the sixth International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction gathered material researchers and sustainable construction experts at the American University of Cairo, in Egypt.

Reed Kroloff will head the jury for the North American region of the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards. Every three years, the program invites submissions that present solutions to the issues of sustainability, recognizing 110 projects in each of the award's five global regions. Kroloff⁠—who served the editor-in-chief of ARCHITECT's predecessor, Architecture magazine, and is currently dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)—will lead a jury of nine design experts in evaluating projects that "combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence," according to a press release from the LafargeHolcim Foundation.

Reed Kroloff
Reed Kroloff

The jury will be hosted by IIT, in Chicago, where they will evaluate submissions on five target issues: innovation and transferability, ethical standards and social inclusion, resource and environmental performance, economic viability and compatibility, and contextual and aesthetic impact. Winning projects will receive prize money from a $2 million purse.

The North American jury for the 2020 awards also includes Marc Angélil, professor of architecture and design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, Switzerland; Sarah Burch, Canada research chair in sustainability governance and Innovation at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada; Mitchell Joachim, Assoc. AIA, co-founder of Terreform ONE, in New York; Sharon Johnston, FAIA, partner at Johnston Marklee & Associates, in Los Angeles; Jesse LeCavalier, professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto; and Sarah Whiting, Assoc. AIA, dean of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass.

Marilyne Andersen, a member of the academic committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation and professor of sustainable construction technologies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Emmanuel Garcia, R&D construction solutions director at the LafargeHolcim Innovation Center, in Lyon, France, will also assist the jury.

The competition will remain open for entries until February 25, 2020.

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