Working With Architects
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The collaborative approach favored by Lafarge is exemplified by its partnerships with the world's largest research centers, graduate schools, institutions, and international universities. Through these partnerships Lafarge is able to share its experience and knowledge while gaining new perspectives, particularly with regard to sustainable construction.

National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

Spotlight on Design is an ongoing lecture series at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. featuring architects and designers of distinction from around the world. Since its inception in 1997, the series has presented many of the world's premier design voices in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, including Pritzker Prize Laureates Tadao Ando, James Corner, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Thom Mayne, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, I.M. Pei, and Glenn Murcutt, and Cesar Pelli. Spotlight on Design also highlights the innovative work of such firms as Asymptote, REX, and Snøhetta.

Partnership with the National Building Museum – Washington,

Liquid Stone Exhibition

From June 2004 to January 2006, the National Building Museum welcomed the exhibition "Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete". The exhibition featured around 30 recent architectural projects, both completed and in progress, which use concrete in an innovative way. It also outlined the history of concrete and explained how it is manufactured. 

Research Partnerships


To continue to stay on the leading edge of innovation, Lafarge has key partnerships with academic institutions across North America.


United States

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Purdue University
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Florida



  • University of Toronto
  • University of Sherbrooke
  • Laval University in Quebec
  • University of New Brunswick 

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

The support of today's architecture students contributes to the health and vitality of tomorrow's architectural industry. Understanding this link, Lafarge maintains an ongoing partnership with AIAS through its annual AIAS sponsorship agreement. As part of this partnership, Lafarge provides various resources and information to the AIAS and its members for the purpose of educating on such topics as building materials and sustainable construction. Learn more about the AIAS.
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