It is with great pleasure that we announce that Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has been selected the winner of the 2009 Design Patron Award. Mr. Levy is being recognized for his design stewardship of the Lincoln Center campus renovation project. The renovations at Lincoln Center have enhanced and added to one of New York City’s great cultural treasures with new dynamic public spaces and a greater sense of accessibility and openness to the campus. Mr. Levy, along with his board, allowed incredible new design voices including Diller, Scofido + Renfro and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, both National Design Award winners, to add their mark to Lincoln Center. The design of the new Alice Tully Hall has been met with rave critical reviews, which leaves us with great anticipation for the rest of the projects set to open later this year. All of the designers working on the renovation are bringing a new freshness to the modern 1960’s campus, always a design destination and now even more so thanks to Levy’s vision and leadership. We’ll be honoring Mr. Levy, along with all of the 2009 National Design Award winners, at an October 22 gala dinner at Cipriani in New York, as well as the White House ceremony July 24 in Washington, D.C. Don’t forget to check out details on attending the free events taking place on July 24 in Washington, D.C. – hope to see you there!