Designer Awards

Thanks for Helping Us Recognize Exceptional Steel Industry Professionals

Stay tuned for an announcement about the 2024 winners! The next nomination period for the 2025 Industry, Designer, and Educator Awards will open in mid-2024.

J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award 

The J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award, AISC's most prestigious design honor, recognizes engineers and architects who are universally recognized as the pre-eminent steel designers of their era and have made an outstanding contribution to the structural steel industry through his or her design work. It is named for AISC's first president, who led the organization from 1921 to 1926.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards honor living individuals who have made a difference in the success of both AISC and the structural steel industry as a whole. This award provides special recognition to people who have provided outstanding service over a sustained period of time to AISC and to the structural steel design/construction/research community.

Special Achievement Awards

A Special Achievement Award recognizes a singular contribution that has made a positive and substantial impact on the structural steel design and construction industry.