Lifetime Achievement
Antoine Predock Antoine Predock has been the Principal of Antoine Predock Architect since 1967. Based in Albuquerque, NM, Predock maintains offices in Los Angeles and Taiwan and lectures and exhibits his work worldwide. Inspired by the landscape of the American West, Predock designs expansive spaces that seamlessly weave the present with the past. He has...
Design Mind
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, principals of the architecture firm Venturi Scott Brown, have been collaborators for over thirty years. Their Philadelphia, PA-based firm has received widespread acclaim for its breadth in design and urban planning as well as its contributions to architectural theory. The firm has engaged...
Design Patron
Maharam Distinguished for its holistic approach to design since its founding in 1902, textile company Maharam continues to be a pioneering force under the leadership of brothers Michael and Stephen Maharam. Maintaining a repository of textiles drawn from the archives of iconic designers such as Anni Albers, Charles and Ray Eames, and Josef Hoffmann, Maharam...
Corporate and Institutional Achievement
Adobe Systems Incorporated The 2007 Corporate Achievement Award is presented to software company Adobe Systems, Inc. Now in its twenty-fifth year, Adobe has revolutionized the way professional designers and everyday consumers approach design. Providing tools that bring the artistic process into the digital realm, Adobe’s pioneering applications enable users to translate images and text into...
Special Jury Commendation
Professor Frank Ching Francis D.K. Ching has shaped the fundamental vocabulary of every designer and architect through his writing and illustration. Author of numerous books on architecture and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, Francis D.K. Ching’s work has influenced a generation of students and continues to be regarded as the canon in design...
Architecture Design
Office dA Office dA is a Boston-based architecture and design firm established in 1991 by principal partners Monica Ponce de Leon and Nadar Tehrani. Recognized for their interdisciplinary approach to architecture and innovative construction techniques, the firm has worked nationally and internationally on projects ranging from affordable housing, to buildings for academic and cultural institutions....
Communication Design
Chip Kidd Recognized for his innovative work in both in the design and literary worlds, Chip Kidd has been creating book jackets for Alfred A. Knopf for over twenty years. His work has been honored by international awards and has helped spark a revolution in the art of American book packaging. Working in close collaboration...
Fashion Design
Rick Owens Originally from Southern California, Rick Owens currently bases his practice in Paris, where he oversees his own line and also served as Artistic Director for the French fur house Revillon from 2002 through 2006. Using a minimalist palette to accentuate his sculptural designs, Owens’ edgy design sensibility brings a raw, modern elegance to...
Interior Design
Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) is an architecture and design firm that explores the intersection between theory and practice. Founded in 1993 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David Lewis, the firm is recognized for their attention to detail and craft, inventive use of materials, and close involvement in the installation process. LTL has completed academic, retail,...