Since 1986, the National Building Museum has presented its Honor Award to leaders who shaped America’s heritage, defined its culture, developed its communities, and crafted its built environment. Individually, they advanced the building arts and sciences. Collectively, their legacy is profound.
Each year’s celebration brings together the full spectrum of those in the building industry as well as cultural, corporate, and political leaders from around the country and raises critical support for the Museum's acclaimed exhibitions, youth education initiatives, public programs and family festivals. This gala is the Museum's largest fundraiser of the year and a celebration not only of the Honor Award recipients' accomplishments, but also of the Museum's unique educational mission.
Andrew Florance and the CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the number one provider of mission critical information, analytics and marketing services for the entire commercial real estate industry. Combining people and technology in an unparalleled platform, along with their commitment to excellence and services that deliver better communication, more transparency and increased efficiency, has made CoStar one the most innovative growth companies in the world.
James G. Davis and DAVIS Construction
Local Vision. National Recognition. Founded in 1966 and driven by trust, integrity and excellence in service, DAVIS has cemented its legacy as a construction and community leader by creating a company and culture that demonstrates these core values every day.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, DAVIS continues to lead the building industry through its expertise, innovation, and unequivocal commitment to excellence. From delivering award-winning construction projects across 10 market sectors within the Capital Region, to providing pro bono services and support that affects real change in the local community - DAVIS doesn’t just build buildings, they build partnerships.
Mark Buscaino, Maisie Hughes and Casey Trees
Casey Trees was established in 2002 to: Restore, Enhance and Protect the Tree Canopy of the Nation’s Capital. Since 2002 Casey Trees has planted over 20,000 trees; educated thousands of residents about the importance of urban tree canopy; supported the tree planting efforts of the D.C. Government, the National Parks Service, community groups and residents alike; advocated for green, tree friendly development, and; worked with DC’s leaders to set a tree canopy goal of 40% to be attained by the year 2032.
|2016||CoStar Group, DAVIS Construction, and Casey Trees|
|2015||The Rockefeller Foundation, STUDIOS Architecture, and
|2014||Mrs. Laura Bush and the National Trust for Historic Preservation|
|2013||Turner Construction Company|
|2012||Urban Land Institute|
|2011||Celebrating our Past, Building our Future|
A Salute to Civic Innovators:
|2009||A Salute to Visionaries in Sustainability:
U.S. Green Building Council
City of Chicago
United Technologies Corporation
|2008||The Associated General Contractors of America|
|2006||Clark Construction Group, LLC|
|2005||Forest City Enterprises|
|2004||General Services Administration|
|2003||Major League Baseball and The National Football League|
|2001||Michael D. Eisner and The Walt Disney Company|
|2000||Gerald D. Hines|
|1999||Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Harold McGraw III and The McGraw-Hill Companies|
|1998||Stephen and Riley Bechtel and The Bechtel Group|
|1997||Community Builders of Washington, D.C.:
Morris Cafritz, Charles E. Smith, Charles A. Horsky, and Oliver T. Carr, Jr.
|1996||Cindy and Jay Pritzker|
|1995||Lady Bird Johnson|
|1994||James A. Johnson and Fannie Mae|
|1993||J. Carter Brown|
|1992||The Civic Leadership of Greater Pittsburgh|
|1991||The Rockefeller Family|
|1989||Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan|
|1988||James W. Rouse|
|1986||J. Irwin Miller|
|Urban Land Institute
March 15, 2012
|Celebrating our Past, Building our Future
May 17, 2011
|A Salute to Civic Innovators
May 11, 2010
|Visionaries in Sustainability
June 4, 2009