Cooper-Hewitt Announces 2007 National Design Awards Programs

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Press Release: 

Cooper-Hewitt Announces 2007 National Design Awards Programs

The annual National Design Awards honor the year’s most outstanding contributions from the design world. The 2007 National Design Award finalists and Award recipients will be announced on May 15, 2007, followed by a panel discussion with this year's Awards jurors on May 16, 2007. The Awards recognize achievement across various disciplines including architecture, communications, fashion, interior, landscape, and product design.

Jury Panel, “State of Design Now” May 16, 2007

People's Design Award voting September 10–October 16, 2007

National Design Week October 14–20, 2007

Winners' Panel October 16, 2007

National Design Awards gala October 18, 2007

This year’s seven jury members include:
Stephen Burks, Principal and founder of Readymade Projects

Caterina Fake, Co-founder and Senior Director of Technology Development, Flickr

Michael Gabellini, Principal at Gabellini Sheppard Associates

Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Director, Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Reed Kroloff, Jury chair and Dean of Tulane University School of Architecture

Yeohlee Teng, Founder and owner of Yeohlee Inc.

James Wines, Founder of SITE and Professor of Architecture at Penn State University

2007 National Design Awards Jury Panel, “State of Design Now”

May 16, 2007, 6:30 p.m.

Jurors of the 2007 National Design Awards discuss the current state of design in America and the selection process for this year’s winners and finalists. Moderated by jury chair Reed Kroloff, the panel brings together a diverse group of design leaders, including Stephen Burks, Michael Gabellini, Yeohlee Teng, and James Wines. The panel will also be broadcast live on Cooper-Hewitt's Web site.

To learn more about the National Design Awards, please visit

National Design Week and the National Design Awards are sponsored by Target.