AISC

J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award

The J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award, named for AISC's first President, honors engineers and architects who are universally recognized as the pre-eminent steel designers of their era. This prestigious award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the structural steel industry through his or her design work. Note: Prior to 1999, this award was given to indviduals who had made an outstanding contribution to the structural steel fabricating industry regardless of whether they were designers; in 1999, the Kimbrough Award was designated as being for designers only and separate awards were established for academics (Geerhard Haaijer Educator Award) and those who work in the steel industry (Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence).

Guidelines 

The selection panel will consider the individual's:

  • recognition by their peers as one of the pre-eminent steel designers of their era;
  • portfolio of significant, notable, innovative and original projects; and
  • contribution to the advancement of the structural steel design industry.

Please note: Nominees must be living at the time they are nominated. Also, because of the prestigious nature of this award, it is expected that this award will not be presented annually; rather, it will only be awarded when the selection panel believes that an individual is clearly worthy of this honor.

How to Enter 

To nominate a candidate for the J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award, please email Scott Melnick, senior vice president. Please include the nominees name and affiliation and a detailed description of the nominees achievements.

Past Winners 

2012
John Kulicki, Modjeski and Masters, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

2009
Lawrence Griffis, Walter P Moore, Houston, TX

2006
James M. Fisher, Computerized Structural Design, Milwaukee, WI

2001 
Leslie E. Robertson, Leslie E. Robertson, New York, NY

1999
William J. LeMessurier, LeMessurier Consultants, Inc., Cambridge, MA

1973 
Fazlur R. Khan, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL

1964
Othmar A. Ammann, Port of New York Authority, New York, NY

1961 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

1959 
General Leif J. Sverdrup, Sverdrup & Parcell, St. Louis, MO

1957 
David B. Steinman, Robinson and Steinman, New York, NY

1941 
Robert Moses, New York City Commissioner of Parks, New York, NY