Honoring lasting achievement in American design Cooper-Hewitt announced yesterday the winners and finalists of the 2011 National Design Awards. In its 12th year of celebrating outstanding achievement in design, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum annually presents this award to various disciplines that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life.
Garnering first prize for architecture is New York based Architecture Research Office (ARO). A list of winners and finalists following the break.
Winner: Architecture Research Office (ARO) Finalists: Dan Rockhill, Weiss/Manfredi
Winner: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Finalists: Margie Ruddick, Tom Leader
Winner: Shelton, Mindel & Associates Finalists: Clive Wilkinson Architects, Aidlin Darling Design