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The Irving J. Gill Progressive Architecture Award recognizes an individual or firm whose pursuance of design excellence or application of the tilt-up method to new building types and new markets has propelled the industry to new heights.

The TCA’s Progressive Architecture Award honors Irving J. Gill, a prominent architect in Southern California. In 1912, which was early in the history of concrete construction, Gill designed and constructed a house in Hollywood where he employed Aiken’s method for tilt-up. This led Gill to purchase the patent rights of the bankrupt Aiken Reinforced Concrete Company to form his own Concrete Building and Investment Company. Without the architectural mindset of Gill, the industry may very well have taken a much slower time to rise to its current dominance. His crowning tilt-up achievement, the La Jolla Women’s club, remains as one of the great early examples of modern concrete and continues to inspire architects employing the method.

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Zyscovich Architects

For nearly 40 years, Zyscovich Architects has strived to create projects with purpose, bringing new life and vibrancy to cityscapes through integrated urban planning, architecture and interior design. To this day, Zyscovich Architects has remained true to the original concept: design projects that have purpose and meaning.

Since the firm’s inception in 1977, the goal has always been to establish a company that can provide high-value services for design-specific issues while placing “social betterment” at the core of everything they do.

Zyscovich Architects has designed the full spectrum of projects, from transportation facilities and airports to K-12 schools and universities, mixed-use commercial and public-private partnership developments to multi-family residential high rises and master plans for cities.

Zyscovich Architects is headquartered in Miami, Florida with offices in New York City, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Bogotá, Colombia. In addition to founder and CEO Bernard Zyscovich, the firm is directed by partners: Jose Murguido, Larry Rosenbloom, Anabella Smith, Mario Suarez and Suria Yaffar. The firm’s success is also fueled by 100+ planners, interior designers and architects.