The National Design Awards represent every avenue of design from architecture, interiors and landscape to fashion, graphics and media. Each 2013 recipient has submitted a body of work that demonstrates a lasting achievement and in some way shapes the world around them.
Winners are chosen by a jury of design professionals. This year’s honorees in home-design categories include James Wines of the New York architectural studio SITE for lifetime achievement; architect and urbanist Michael Sorkin; San Francisco interior design firm Aidlin Darling Design; Chicago firm Studio Gang Architects; and Philadelphia landscape designer Margie Ruddick.
Conceived by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the National Design Awards season culminates in a White House ceremony presided over by the First Lady and a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony, held this year at Pier Sixty in Manhattan. In conjunction with the National Design Awards program, Cooper-Hewitt sponsors National Design Week, October 12 through 20, a series of free public programs hosted by the museum’s education department and based on the vision and work of the awards honorees. Proceeds from the gala benefit Cooper-Hewitt. For information on the awards festivities and National Design Week, visit cooperhewitt.org.