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National Design Awards: The Latest Architecture and News

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

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 © CumminsButaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design Group. Image © Iwan Baan© Rob Stephenson for the Design Trust for Public SpaceGolden Gate Bridge Plaza, San Francisco / Surfacedesign. Image © Marion Brenner+ 5

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

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 HursleySkirball Cultural Center, View of Taper Courtyard and Hillside Beyond, Los Angeles, 1996. Image Courtesy of Timothy HursleyMarina Bay Sands, Singapore, 2010. Image Courtesy of Timothy HursleyHabitat '67, Construction View, Montreal, Canada, 1967. Image Courtesy of Safdie Architects+ 7