Cooper-Hewitt Announces 2008 National Design Awards Jury and Programs

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cooper-Hewitt Announces 2008 National Design Awards Jury and Programs

Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in design with its ninth annual National Design Awards. The Awards recognize excellence across a range of disciplines including architecture, communications, fashion, interior, landscape and product design. The 2008 National Design Award finalists and Award recipients will be announced on May 8, 2008, followed by a panel discussion on May 13, 2008 with members of this year's Awards jury, a diverse group of leading figures in the design field.

The jury members include:
Tim Brown, jury chair and chief executive officer and president, IDEO
James Carpenter, principal, James Carpenter Design Associates
Francisco Costa, creative director, Calvin Klein Collection for women, Calvin Klein, Inc.
Camilo Pardo, design chief, Special Vehicles Team and Living Legends Studio, Ford Motor Company
Mark Robbins, dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture
Georgianna Stout, founding partner and creative director, 2x4
Raquel Tudela, global creative director, Bloomberg L.P.
Lauren Zalaznick, president, Bravo and Oxygen Media

2008 National Design Awards programs include:
2008 National Design Awards Jury Panel, May 13, 2008
National Design Week, October 19–25, 2008
2008 National Design Awards Winners' Panel, October 21, 2008
National Design Awards Gala, October 23, 2008

THE NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
The annual National Design Awards celebrate the best in American design in a variety of disciplines, including architecture, communications, fashion, interior, landscape and product design. Now in their ninth year, the Awards were first launched in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council to broaden awareness of the role of design in daily life and honor individuals in all areas of design, as well as its patrons and supporters. National Design Week and the National Design Awards are sponsored by Target. To learn more, please visit www.cooperhewitt.org.