NDA Winners 2016

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Okay, Bye
Graphic designer and visual artist Geoff McFetridge created this striking poster in 2015 to advertise the play “Okay, Bye” performed by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. As with many of McFetridge’s designs, the poster uses bold colors and simple forms to communicate a visual riddle. Two pairs of black shoes distinguish the owners...
Lifetime Achievement
Moshe Safdie Moshe Safdie is a leading architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author, who explores the essential principles of socially responsible design with a distinct visual language. Beginning with his architectural thesis at McGill University in 1964 and his first built project, the seminal Habitat ’67 in Montréal, Canada, Safdie’s catalog of work and...
Director’s Award
Make It Right Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, Make It Right is a nonprofit organization that builds homes, buildings, and communities for people in need. All Make It Right projects are LEED Platinum certified and Cradle to Cradle-inspired to meet the highest standards of green building. Make It Right began as an effort to...
Design Mind
Bruce Mau Bruce Mau is a world renowned visionary, innovator, author, and designer now living in Evanston, Illinois. Twenty-five years in the business of design gave Mau the practical and holistic insights to establish his consulting firm, Massive Change Network, in 2010. In doing so, he laid the foundation for the new discipline of enterprise...
Corporate & Institutional Achievement
The Center for Urban Pedagogy The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a New York City-based nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. Founded in 2001, CUP’s work addresses the need of communities struggling to understand the complex public policies and decision-making...
Architecture Design
Marlon Blackwell Architects Marlon Blackwell is one of the nation’s most respected regional modernist architects. His Fayetteville, Arkansas–based practice, Marlon Blackwell Architects, combines vernacular traditions with rigorous formalism to create architecture that responds to the physical and cultural eccentricities of a place. In addition to his professional practice, Blackwell serves as the E. Fay Jones...
Communication Design
Geoff McFetridge Geoff McFetridge is a graphic designer and artist based in Los Angeles, California. Through his design studio, Champion Graphics, McFetridge has created works that have a uniquely human touch for international brands, Hollywood films, and local bike shops. He has taken a singular and entrepreneurial approach to design that values looking inward more...
Fashion Design
Opening Ceremony Carol Lim and Humberto Leon founded Opening Ceremony in 2002, with the idea of bringing their love of travel and fashion to a concept boutique. The company has grown to encompass the Opening Ceremony ready-to-wear, accessories, and footwear collections for men and women; retail outlets in New York, Los Angeles, Nagoya, and Tokyo;...
Interaction Design
Tellart Tellart is an international design studio that creates interactive objects, immersive spaces, and digital experiences for brands, museums, and multinational companies. Founded in 2000 by Matt Cottam and Nick Scappaticci, Tellart is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island and has offices in San Francisco, New York, and Amsterdam. The studio’s designers, engineers, and filmmakers drive...