The ASCE Charles Pankow Foundation Annual Architectural Student Competition has been made possible by the namesake and current majority sponsor, the Charles Pankow Foundation.
The Charles Pankow Foundation was established to provide the public with buildings of improved quality, efficiency, and value by advancing innovation in building design and construction. Established in 2002 by Charles Pankow, founder of Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd., a leading U.S. design-build constructor, the Foundation continues to advance his legacy of innovation. It was Charles Pankow's lifelong passion to lead and inspire new and better ways to build. He intended that this Foundation, drive market-driven innovations in the building industry.
The Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF) funds research, development and dissemination of new products and solutions that help the U.S. building construction industry be more efficient and more cost competitive.
This year the competition is pleased to announce four additional sponsors for the event. Learn more about each sponsor on the following websites:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of innovative technologies, processes and ideas, many of which have had a lasting impact on the built environment. The firm has been honored with more than 1100 awards. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award -- in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dubai. SOM's multifaceted practice includes: Architecture, MEP/Building Services, Digital Design, Graphics, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Structural & Civil Engineering, Sustainable Design, Urban Design and Planning.
Wallace Engineering provides structural and civil engineering services to a wide array of clients: architects, engineers, contractors, developers, governmental entities, industries and institutions. They have extensive expertise in the design of new buildings as well as in the evaluation, renovation and repair of existing structures. The firm's experience in building design ranges from 60 story buildings and aircraft hangars to single family residences. Wallace's experience also encompasses large-scale projects such as investigation and repair of football stadiums and multi-building office complexes to small-scale projects such as a building renovations and residential additions.
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. was founded more than half a century ago, we are an employee-owned interdisciplinary firm with nineteen offices across the United States. Supported by unparalleled laboratory and field testing capabilities, our team of structural engineers, architects, and materials scientists brings an enthusiasm for problem solving and a hands-on technical approach to every construction challenge. We have extensive experience with virtually every construction material, structural system, and architectural component.
Affiliated Engineers Inc. is an industry leader in project team optimization and project delivery efficiency. Projects are integrated laterally across offices, bringing the best talent to the table for any given project, regardless of location. AEI's leadership in the development of project delivery technologies allows immediacy in the field while enhancing productivity in the office.
Weidlinger Associates, Inc. has been known for its professionalism, innovative solutions, and diversified practice. As a leading structural engineering and applied mechanics consultant, we design and rehabilitate buildings, bridges, and infrastructure and develop advanced analysis software. We also offer special services in vulnerability assessment; risk analysis; forensic, earthquake, wind, and blast engineering; soil/structure interaction; and sustainability.
Nabih Youssef Associates (NYA), founded in 1989, is an internationally recognized structural engineering firm providing specialized structural and earthquake engineering consulting for new and existing buildings. Our design practice is geared towards high-profile, architecturally intensive projects, including commercial, institutional and public facilities.
LANGAN, f ounded as a geotechnical specialty firm in 1970, Langan quickly became involved in many large, complex projects located throughout the eastern part of the United States. As our growth continued, we leveraged our highly technical base to expand into the civil engineering and environmental disciplines. Our client-focused, highly entrepreneurial culture helped evolve additional technical capabilities and enable geographic expansion into the southeast and western regions of the United States. Langan International was formed to support global clients and partner with the world's elite design and construction teams
around the world. After four successful decades, our reputation for providing innovative solutions that yield measurable value for
our clients continually forges new enduring relationships for the firm and distinguishes Langan from the competition.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures. Our goals are simple: earn the lasting trust of our clients, gain the respect of our most capable peers, and further the standards of practice in all areas of our profession.