The Charles Pankow Foundation Congratulates Ron Klemencic for Receiving the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal

The Charles Pankow Foundation congratulates Ron Klemencic, Chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Charles Pankow Foundation Board Member, for the receiving the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).


The Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for his or her demonstrated excellence in technical design and/or research that has made a significant contribution to a discipline(s) for the design of tall buildings and the built urban environment. The contribution may be demonstrated in the form of specific technical advances, innovations, design breakthroughs, building systems integration or innovative engineering systems that resulted in a practical design solution and completion of a project(s).

"Ron Klemencic is inarguably one of the biggest influencers in the fields of structural and civil engineering today. Ron has acquired a reputation in the industry as a deviceful problem solver, and for good reason - he has the ability to craft solutions at the highest and broadest levels, a quality that shines brilliantly in all of his work. He is to be commended not only for his successful career, but for his many selfless contributions that have elevated the field of engineering in its entirety, not least for his documentation of the Performance-Based Seismic Design methodology."

Abrar Sheriff, CTBUH Trustee / President & CEO, Turner International LLC, New York City