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Built Environment Innovators and Leaders Recognized at Building Innovation 2021

National Institute of Building Sciences announces winners of the Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, Future Leaders, and Exceptional Woman in Building awards

(WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2021) – The National Institute of Building Sciences has released the names of the winners of built environment awards and scholarships announced during Building Innovation 2021.

BI2021 is the NIBS annual meeting and place where everyone who impacts the built environment comes together to find solutions. This year, BI2021 was even bigger, with sessions covering a spectrum of developments in the areas of workplace, technology, and resilience.

“It is our honor to recognize these award winners,” said Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “These individuals or organizations deserve the recognition for their efforts, advancement, innovations and dedication to the built environment.”

The 2021 award winners are:

Betty and Mort Marshall Memorial Scholarship Winners

In memory of Betty and Mort Marshall, a memorial scholarship was 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. Mort was the first member of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

The 2021 scholarship winners are:

View more information about Building Innovation 2021 or see the individual eligibility requirements and nominations for each award.

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

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