The American Concrete Institute presented its first Distinguished Achievement Award to Tod Williams, FAIA, of Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates in New York City. In a news release, the organization praised Williams’ “rigorous and tactile celebration of materials in architecture and his extraordinary use of concrete in buildings.” An inventory of his projects is online at The ACI Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented regularly to individuals or entities that have made notable contributions to the advancement of the concrete industry. Candidates must be nonmembers of ACI and in the region of the Institute’s conventions. More about the ACI can be found at or by calling (248) 848-3700.

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