Michelle Obama Celebrates National Design Awards

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by Meghan Edwards | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

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Clive Wilkinson Architects’ Macquarie Group atrium, London, England, 2011. Photo by Riddle Stagg Photographers.

Tomorrow, July 13, First Lady Michelle Obama will celebrate the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum‘s 2012 National Design Awards with a White House luncheon for the winners of the awards. In support of the First Lady’s emphasis on education and outreach to the Washington, D.C., community, the award winners will participate in an education program for local high school students before the event. Mrs. Obama serves as the honorary patron for this year’s National Design Awards. “The First Lady is a powerful advocate for design innovation and education outreach, and we are truly honored to have her patronage again this year,” said Bill Moggridge, director of the museum.

The 2012 National Design Awards recipients are:

• Lifetime Achievement: Richard Saul Wurman
• Design Mind: Janine Benyus
• Design Patron: Red Burns
• Corporate and Institutional Achievement: Design that Matters
• Architecture Design: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
• Communication Design: Rebeca Méndez
• Fashion Design: Thom Browne
• Interaction Design: Evan Roth
• Interior Design: Clive Wilkinson Architects
• Landscape Architecture: Stoss Landscape Urbanism
• Product Design: Scott Wilson

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