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2013 National Design Awards Gala
The National Design Awards are bestowed at a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony in New York City each fall. This year's festivities will be held at the spectacular Pier Sixty on the Hudson River on the evening of Wednesday, October 17. This year's vice-chairs are Susan Avarde, Beth Comstock, Aaron Dignan, Phil Duncan, Alice...
Design Talks: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam
National Design Award winners Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam have worked together in architecture for over forty years. Founded in 1984, their Atlanta-based firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, has won international acclaim for work that ranges from a sleek factory for Herman Miller to the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center for Wellesley College and...
Nominate Now for the 2012 National Design Awards!
  The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the thirteenth annual National Design Awards [http://www.cooperhewitt.org/nda] program honoring lasting achievement in American design. Each year, the Awards recognize excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life across a range of disciplines. Award categories include Lifetime Achievement,...
Winners’ Panel
Live webcast of the National Design Awards Winners’ Panel, part of National Design Week 2011.
National Design Awards: The Trophy Story
This video tells the design story behind the elegant and ever-evolving National Design Awards trophy, which has been awarded in all its iterations to hundreds of renowned designers since the program’s inception in 2000. Music by Benjamin Bernstein.
Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 National Design Awards – Jury Panel
Members of the 2008 National Design Awards jury discuss the selection process and reveal this year’s winners and finalists. The Jury Panel brings together a diverse group of design leaders, including: Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture, Syracuse University and Raquel Tudela, Global Creative Director, Bloomberg LP
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National Design Awards: Open Call for Nominations
Nominations for the 2011 National Design Awards are now open! Conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt to honor the best in American design, the Awards are now in their twelfth year. This year the nomination process is open to the public for the first time. The categories are Lifetime Achievement, Design Mind, Corporate and Institutional Achievement,...
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The World According to Paula Scher
We’re excited about Paula Scher’s limited-edition print of The World as part of Cooper-Hewitt’s Limited Editions in Design program. Released by our friends at 20×200 and based on her gorgeous maps series—these prints are now available! Cooper-Hewitt has honored Paula as a National Design Award Communications Design Finalist. One third of the proceeds from the...
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Studio Visit to Selldorf Architects
SIMS Municipal Recycling Facility in Brooklyn. Image courtesy of Selldorf Architects. Selldorf Architects, located at Manhattan’s Union Square, recently opened their studio to Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members. The firm has acquired an international reputation for work that is sensitive to context and program, thoughtful in execution and timeless. The firm has worked on public and...
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Looking into Local Projects
Jake Barton of Local Projects, National Design Award Finalist in 2010 and 2006, warmly welcomed Cooper-Hewitt Members for a behind-the-scenes look at his media-design firm. A great story teller himself, Jake spoke of the clever uses of information design, media production, interactivity, and social media to both solicit and tell stories. Local Projects was the...