The Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation defines the strategies through which the Foundation encourages innovative approaches to sustainable construction. The Board inspires the programs of the Foundation by integrating architectural, scientific, cultural, and policy concerns and ensures that they are aligned with the current interpretations of sustainable development.
Six members of the Board form the legal Board of Trustees of the Foundation according to Swiss law (Stiftungsrat). A Steering Group composed of three members of the Board manages the operational activities of the Foundation.
The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction collaborates with some of the world’s leading technical universities that act as partners.
The Academic Committee (AC), based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne), provides support by developing, implementing, and monitoring 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.