We’re Seeking Speakers for our Building Innovation 2023!
Each year, the National Institute of Building Sciences recognizes individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding service to the organization, building community, and nation.
Below you can find information on the categories of NIBS Awards, guidelines for each, and past recipients.
The establishment of this annual scholarship was made possible because of a generous endowment from Betty and Mort, a sponsorship from the National Institute of Building Sciences and contributions from friends, family and colleagues.
Apply for the Betty and Mort Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Applications must be received by April 28, 2023.
In loving Memory of Betty & Mort Marshall, and in celebration of the distinguished career that Mort enjoyed with Betty’s support, a Memorial Scholarship has been established to promote diversity in the building sciences and benefit students pursuing a career in architecture and engineering at a Historically Black College or University.
For any questions about the scholarship, please contact email@example.com
Civil Engineering, Tennessee State University
Architecture, Hampton University
Architecture, Hampton University
Engineering, Howard University
Architecture, Howard University
Anticipated Graduation: Spring 2022
Civil Engineering, Southern University
Anticipated Graduation: Spring 2021
To be awarded to an individual or organization member who has made a substantial contribution in support of the mission, goals, and objectives of NIBS. The Distinguished Service Award will honor the impact made to the entire building community on NIBS’ behalf.
Vice President of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, IEM
The Exceptional Woman in Building Award will recognize a dynamic and trailblazing woman, who has made outstanding contributions to the built environment. This award is in celebration of the industry’s remarkable female thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and champions of change.
Cheryl J. Lyman
Executive Director, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission
In today’s rapidly changing building industry, the opportunity is limitless. It’s time to recognize the next generation of leaders across the built environment. The Future Leaders Award recognizes an individual under the age of 35, whose innovative talent is driving the industry into the future.
Jamie Leigh Price
Mitigation Investment Lead, Federal Emergency Management Agency
The highest honor goes to someone who has demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. Established in 2011 and named after the first member of NIBS, this award is bestowed upon those who exhibit the passion upon which NIBS was founded.
Award is presented to an individual, organization, or project.
2022 Philip Schneider, retired
2021 Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/CEO, American Institute of Architects
2020 The Honorable Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, NAC, CCM, LEED AP
2018 Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA
2017 James T. Ryan, COB
2016 Gerald H. Jones, P.E.
2015 Emory R. Rodgers
2014 Earle Kennett
2013 Jimmy Wayne Sealy, FAIA
2012 Steven Hays, PE, CIH and FACEC
2011 Mortimer M. Marshall, FAIA, NOMAC
NIBS champions those who push boundaries and are on the forefront of innovation. The NIBS Innovator Award recognizes an individual, organization, or project that has made groundbreaking advances and significant technological contributions to the built environment.
The statistics show that improvement is needed to increase representation across the built environment. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award seeks to honor champions of diversity and celebrate their exemplary leadership in advancing DEI in the building industry. This award will recognize corporations or associations for their positive impacts on the industry and the community as a whole, by increasing diversity in leadership roles and engaging in ongoing efforts that yield measurable change.
GEI Consultants, Inc.
Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
Awarded to a member or members of NIBS or affiliated councils who have made a substantial contribution in support of the mission, goals, and objectives of NIBS.
2018 Cheryl A. Smith, AIA, LEED-AP
2017 M. Dennis Knight, PE
2016 Ryan E. Smith
2015 International Code Council
2014 NIBS STEM Education BIM Development Team
2013 Martin Weiland, PE
2012 Thomas Gay
2011 Get Moy, PhD, PE
2010 William East
2009 Ronald Burton
2008 David Altenhofen, AIA
2007 Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA
2006 Wagdy A.Y. Anis, FAIA
2005 Jimmy Wayne Sealy, FAIA
2004 R. David Curfman, PE and Dennis Talton, RA
2003 Vijay K. Gupta, PE
2002 Paul K. Heilstedt, PE
2001 David B. Eakin, PE
2000 Herbert Yudenfriend
1998 Robert C. Gibson, P.E.
1997 Dana K. Smith, AIA
1996 David L. Ledvinka
1995 William B. King
1994 Jasper S. Hawkins, FAIA
1993 William Hoffman
To be awarded to an individual or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to the nation and the building community.
2018 Sponsors of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report
2017 WBDG Whole Building Design Guide Advisory Committee
2016 National BIM Guide for Owners Committee
2015 Low Vision Design Committee (LVDC)
2014 Mohammed M. Ettouney, Sc.D PE
2013 Wagdy A.Y. Anis, FAIA
2012 FEMA/FIMA Hazard Reduction Program
2011 Michelle Fox, PhD
2010 Christopher Doyle
2009 Congressman Russ Carnahan
2008 Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Construction and Facility Management
2007 U.S. General Services Administration/Public Buildings Capital Construction Programs
2006 Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
2005 James H. Turner, Jr.
2004 Dennis J. Hall, AIA FCSI
2003 The Infrastructure Security Partnership
2002 Rear Admiral Michael R. Johnson, CEC
2001 Charles Thornton, PhD, PE
2000 Gerald H. Jones, PE
1998 Institute for Business and Home Safety
1997 International Code Council and Office of the Secretary of Defense
1996 Robert M. Dillon, AIA, PE
1995 NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory
1994 Federal Emergency Management Agency
1993 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
To be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of extraordinary efforts to assist in advancing the mission of NIBS.
2018 Holly A. Velez
2017 Henry H. Chamberlain
2016 Honorable Alice C. Smith
2015 David S. Collins, FAIA, NCARB
2013 International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
2012 The American Institute of Architects
2011 Mila Kennett
2010 Dennis Milsten
2009 Robert Kistler, AIA
2008 National Institute of Building Sciences Staff
2007 Get W. Moy, PhD, PE and Michael Pfeiffer, PE
2006 David R. Conover
2005 Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA
2004 Christopher E. Reseigh, PE
2003 Henry R. Sodano
2002 Lloyd H. Siegel, FAIA
2001 John B. Lyons
2000 Ezra Ehrenkrantz, FAIA
1998 Ernest William Brodt, Jr.
1997 Kenneth M. Schoonover, PE
1996 Marsha K. Mazz
1995 Richard H. Karney
1994 Ronald J. Morony, PE
1993 Ugo Morelli and Thomas V. Bee