Vice chairs of the National Design Awards Gala are Deborah Buck, Amita Chatterjee, Beth Comstock, Alice Gottesman, Chris Hacker, Ambra Medda, Richard Meier, William Sofield, Lizzie Tisch and Judy Francis Zankel.
The annual National Design Awards honor outstanding contributions from the design world, including architecture, fashion, lifetime achievement, and sustainable design solutions. Nominated by a nationwide community of advisors, National Design Award winners and finalists will this year be selected by a jury of design leaders and educations from across the country.
The 2011 National Design Award recipients are: Lifetime Achievement: Matthew Carter; Design Mind: Steven Heller; Corporate and Institutional Achievement: Knoll; Architecture Design: Architecture Research Office; Communication Design: Rick Valicenti; Fashion Design: J. Mendel; Interaction Design: Ben Fry; Interior Design: Shelton, Mindel & Associates; Landscape Architecture: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol; and Product Design: Continuum.
The 2011 jury was composed of a diverse group of designers and educators from around the nation, including: Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Art Center; June Cohen, TED Media; Jamie Drake, Drake Design; Associates; Terry Guen, Terry Guen Design Associates Inc.; David Kusuma, Tupperware Brands Corporation; Jennifer Morla, Morla Design; Lela Rose, Lela Rose; Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, Billie Tsien Architects; and Patrick Whitney, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology.
National Design Week, Oct. 15–23, aims to promote a better understanding of the role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. In addition to hosting a Teen Design Fair and Winners’ Panel, the program will reach school teachers and their students nationally, in the classroom and online through Cooper-Hewitt’s Educator Resource Center (www.educatorresourcecenter.org). The site features more than 400 lesson plans aligned to national and state standards that demonstrate how the design process can enhance the teaching of all subjects and features discussion boards that provide a forum for educators to exchange ideas. The museum’s website also features the year-round ―Design Across America‖ clickable map listing design-oriented events throughout the country.
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
6:00 p.m.- midnight
New York City