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MASS Design Group, Deborah Berke Partners Win 2017 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards

12:30 - 8 May, 2017
MASS Design Group, Deborah Berke Partners Win 2017 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards, Butaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design Group. Image © Iwan Baan
Butaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design Group. Image © Iwan Baan

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced the winners of their 2017 National Design Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in design and innovation across a variety of design disciplines. Now in its 18th year, the annual award was established to “promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world.”

This year, several architects and architectural institutions took home prizes, including MASS Design Group, in the category of Architecture Design; Surfacedesign (Landscape Architecture); Deborah Berke Partners (Interior Design), Craig L. Wilkins (Design Mind), and the Design Trust for Public Space (Corporate & Institutional Achievement).

Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters / Deborah Berke & Partners. Image © Cummins Butaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design Group. Image © Iwan Baan © Rob Stephenson for the Design Trust for Public Space Golden Gate Bridge Plaza, San Francisco / Surfacedesign. Image © Marion Brenner + 5

Moshe Safdie to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 National Design Awards

14:45 - 5 May, 2016
Moshe Safdie to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 National Design Awards, Habitat '67. Image © Wikimedia user Taxiarchos228 licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Habitat '67. Image © Wikimedia user Taxiarchos228 licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Moshe Safdie will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 National Design Awards of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The museum states, “The Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition of a distinguished individual who has made a profound and long-term contribution to the contemporary practice of design.” Safdie and his fellow recipients will be honored at the 17th annual National Design Awards gala in New York in October.

Yad Vashem, Har Hazikaron, Jerusalem, 2005. Image Courtesy of Timothy Hursley Skirball Cultural Center, View of Taper Courtyard and Hillside Beyond, Los Angeles, 1996. Image Courtesy of Timothy Hursley Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 2010. Image Courtesy of Timothy Hursley Habitat '67, Construction View, Montreal, Canada, 1967. Image Courtesy of Safdie Architects + 7

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces 2013 Winners of National Design Awards

00:00 - 10 May, 2013
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces 2013 Winners of National Design Awards, © Courtesy of Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
© Courtesy of Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Now in its 14th year, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Design Awards recognizing outstanding achievement across a variety of disciplines in the design community. The awards were established to "promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world". This year the recipients will be honored at a gala in October during National Design Week in New York City. The goal of recognizing this achievements is to reinforce the idea that "everything around us is designed" and the potential for innovation and creation is present across all types of development. The winners of this year's design awards were selected based on excellence, innovation and public impact.

Join us after the break for a look at the 2013 Winners.