Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture wins 2014 National Design Award

Smith Cardiovascular Research Building | Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture   Image Credit | Bruce Damonte

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture is one of the winners of the 15th Annual National Design Awards. The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum recently announced the 2014 National Design Awards and Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture won the award for Landscape Architecture. 

First launched at the White House in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council, the National Design Awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world. The awards are accompanied each year by a variety of public education programs, including special events, panel discussions and workshops. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the Honorary Patron for this year’s National Design Awards.

This year’s recipients are Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar for Lifetime Achievement; Witold Rybczynski for Design Mind; Etsy for Corporate & Institutional Achievement; Brooks + Scarpa for Architecture Design; Office for Communication Design; Narciso Rodriguez for Fashion Design; Aaron Koblin for Interaction Design; Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors for Interior Design; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture for Landscape Architecture; and LUNAR for Product Design. The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 9, at Pier Sixty in New York.

National Design Week, Oct. 4–12, aims to promote a better understanding of the role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, this educational initiative makes great design widely accessible to the public through interactive events and programs for students, teachers, corporate professionals, designers and Cooper-Hewitt’s dedicated audience.

National Design Awards Jury
The 2014 jury was composed of a diverse group of designers and educators from around the nation:
Eric Anderson, associate dean, College of Fine Arts, associate professor, School of Design, co-director, Integrated Innovation Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Kate Aronowitz, former director of design at Facebook and LinkedIn
Celerie Kemble, principal, Kemble Interiors
Tom Kundig, principal/owner, Olson Kundig Architects
Bruce Mau, co-founder, Massive Change Network
Ivan Poupyrev, technical program lead, executive, Google
Lucinda Sanders, CEO and partner, OLIN
Anna Sui, fashion designer, Anna Sui
Armin Vit, principal, UnderConsideration LLC

Find out more from the  Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum