Across the Nation

Photograph of National Design Awards in Washington, DC

National Design Awards in San Francisco

Cooper Hewitt will celebrate the 2017 National Design Awards with a panel and reception in San Francisco on January 24, 2018. Join us for this free event! Additional education programs will include a professional development workshop and design-based learning experiences for local K–12 schools, including Abraham Lincoln High School, Bayside STEAM Academy, Gateway Middle School, June Jordan School for Equity, and PLACE @ Prescott Elementary School.

NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS IN BOSTON

Cooper Hewitt will celebrate the 2017 National Design Awards in Boston this winter. Save the date for the panel and reception on March 1, 2018! Additional education programs will include a professional development workshop on February 28, 2018 and design-based learning experiences for local K–12 schools. Check back soon for further details.

2017 Special Thanks

NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS IN WASHINGTON, DC

Cooper Hewitt celebrated the 2017 National Design Awards in Washington, DC on November 9, 2017 through a series of education programs that engaged with the public and students on the power of design with winners including Susan Chin, executive director of Design Trust for Public Space (Corporate & Institutional Achievement Award); Mary Ping, founder of Slow and Steady Wins the Race (Fashion Design Award); and Susan S. Szenasy, director of design innovation of Metropolis (Director’s Award).

Programs included a special reception and panel discussion as well as design-based, hands-on learning experiences for local K–12 schools, including DC Bilingual Public Charter School, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Phelps ACE Senior High School, and School Without Walls.

Previous events

View photos below of the inaugural celebration of the west coast winners of the National Design Awards at DWR San Francisco on January 24, 2017. 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).