BWBR’s Wolfe Receives Highest Honor from National Institute

Sheldon Wolfe, RA, CID, FCSI,  CCS, CCCA, CSC, an architect and specifier at BWBR, received the Distinguished Membership Award Sept. 8 from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) at the Institute’s annual convention in Austin, Texas. The award is the most prestigious honor bestowed by CSI, given to individuals who have performed distinguished services to the construction industry in the fields and activity related to construction documents.

Wolfe, a design professional with more than 40 years of experience in the architecture industry, is a member and past chancellor of CSI’s College of Fellows. A leading expert in the world of architectural specifications, he was nominated for Distinguished Membership by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter for his service to the industry in numerous fields and advancing the mission of CSI at local, regional, and national levels.

“We’re fortunate at BWBR to have someone of Sheldon’s caliber on staff,” said Pete Smith, AIA, president and CEO of BWBR. “Few people graduate from architecture school thinking they want to be a specifications writer, yet Sheldon’s role at the firm is so vital to the quality of the facilities that are designed and built. His professionalism and expertise is unmatched, and this is a well-deserved honor.”

This high honor for Wolfe follows previous recognitions he has received, including the Ben Small Memorial Award for Outstanding Stature as a Specifications Writer presented by CSI’s national organization and the John C. Anderson Award of Excellence presented by the Minneapolis-St. Paul CSI Chapter. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with Bachelor degrees in architecture and science, Wolfe holds a U.S. Patent for a combined truss strut and hub connector for domed structures.

CSI is a national association dedicated to improving the documentation, management, and communication of building information as used by the construction community. Founded in 1948 by specification writers of government agencies who came together to improve the quality of construction specifications, it now includes private sector professionals concerned about communicating design vision in construction documents, contractors interested in delivering high quality facilities, and material suppliers with unique solutions to construction challenges.