Across the Nation

Photograph of National Design Awards in Washington, DC

National Design Awards in San Francisco

On January 24, 2017, Cooper Hewitt and Design Within Reach saluted the West Coast winners of the 2016 National Design Awards at DWR San Francisco.

Hundreds of guests enjoyed an evening of drinks and conversation, followed by a lively discussion with 2016 National Design Award winners: Verda Alexander, founder and principal, Studio O+A (Interior Design); Robert Brunner, founder and partner of Ammunition (Product Design); Geoff McFetridge (Communication Design); Gavin McMillan, principal of Hargreaves Associates (Landscape Architecture); and Nick Scappaticci, founder and partner of Tellart (Interaction Design).

2017 Special Thanks


Cooper Hewitt will celebrate the 2017 National Design Awards in Washington, DC on November 9, 2017. Join us for this free event!

Cooper Hewitt celebrated the 2015 and 2016 National Design Awards in Washington, DC on May 13, 2016.

During a stimulating DC High School Design Summit, sponsored by Target, National Design Award winners and guest designers introduced hundreds of local teens to the power of design through hands-on design workshops focused on real-world challenges. As part of the Design Summit, students also took part in the DC Teen Design Fair, where they met with the winners to learn more about their work, career prospects, and educational opportunities in design. Tim Gunn delivered an inspiring keynote address to the next generation of designers.