Lifetime Achievement
Bill Moggridge Bill Moggridge is a co-founder of IDEO, a global design consultancy, creating impact through design. A Royal Designer for Industry, Moggridge designed the world’s first laptop computer. He pioneered interaction design and is one of the first people to integrate human factors into the design of software and hardware. He has been a...
Design Mind
Amory B. Lovins Amory B. Lovins, an American physicist and 1993 MacArthur Fellow, has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, environment, development and security in more than 50 countries for 40 years, including 14 years based in England. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and...
Corporate and Institutional Achievement
Walker Art Center Through hundreds of groundbreaking exhibitions, publications and presentations by designers worldwide, the Walker Art Center presents the value of design to the general public. Its in-house design studio—widely regarded as a leader in contemporary cultural branding—is the recipient of more than 100 awards and operates one of the longest running fellowship programs...
Architecture Design
SHoP Architects SHoP Architects, a 60-person practice, was founded by its five principals in 1996. SHoP has been a leader in the transformation of intricate theoretical design into easily understood construction models by rethinking architectural practice. This think tank has pushed the designer’s realm past form making and into software design, branding, real estate development,...
Communication Design
The New York Times Graphics Department The Communication Design Award, which honors work in graphic or multimedia design, is presented to The New York Times Graphics Department. The New York Times has a long history of groundbreaking information graphics. From Sept. 11, 2001, when the department produced scores of maps and diagrams explaining the attacks...
Fashion Design
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection Francisco Costa has worked since 2002 as creative director of Calvin Klein Collection for women. Named Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2006 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Costa has worked directly with Calvin Klein as well as with other top design houses of Gucci, Balmain...
Interaction Design
Perceptive Pixel Perceptive Pixel is dedicated to the research, development and deployment of multi-touch interfaces for the knowledge worker. Their systems enable both novice and expert users to manipulate complex datasets through a new class of intuitive yet powerful and visually rich interface techniques. The company was founded in 2006 by Jeff Han after he...
Landscape Architecture
HOOD Design Hood Design was established by Walter Hood in 1992, in Oakland, Calif. The firm is committed to issues that address the re-construction of urban landscapes within towns and cities. Hood Design’s approach is multi-dimensional, exploring the role of specific landscape typologies and topologies that together reinforce and re-make landscapes that are specific to...
Interior Design
TsAO & McKOWN Architects TsAO & McKOWN Architects, led by partners Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, has demonstrated that the design of environments can best be served when building design and interior design are conceived as a whole, as evidenced by the unique sense of seamlessness between outside and inside exhibited in their many celebrated...