The Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation ensures that the activities of the Foundation are aligned with current interpretations of sustainable construction. The Board also inspires the Foundation’s approach by framing the architectural, scientific, cultural, and policy concerns that are integrated into its initiatives.
Within the Board, a Steering Group is responsible for managing the budget, defining and realizing initiatives, and monitoring outcomes of the Foundation’s activities. Six members of the Board form the legal Board of Trustees (Stiftungsrat) of the Foundation, according to Swiss law.
The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction works closely with some of the world’s leading technical universities who have committed themselves to act as partners of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
The Academic Committee (AC), based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), provides academic and technical support by developing, supporting, and implementing the Foundation’s initiatives on the scientific and technical level.
The LafargeHolcim Foundation works closely with Awards Ambassadors in all regions of the world who in their personal capacity support the LafargeHolcim Awards competition. The Awards Ambassadors liaise with architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders, and construction firms.
In addition to the promotion through the associated universities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, the Awards Ambassadors aim to raise the profile of the competition and showcase exemplary sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues that affect contemporary building and construction.
The LafargeHolcim Foundation relies on the support of local representatives in more than 90 countries on all continents. Each country of LafargeHolcim assigns an Awards Coordinator to support and promote the initiatives of the Foundation, including its Awards competition within their respective country.
To align these efforts, the Foundation conducts a series of workshops where Awards coordinators learn more about the critical role of sustainable construction in different regions of the world, and effective methods to foster discussion and action.
The Office of the LafargeHolcim Foundation runs the Awards competition in close cooperation with its associated universities and LafargeHolcim, organizes Forums, reports on updates on former Awards winning projects, and publishes books including a series of monographs on outstanding examples of sustainable construction.