Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum recently announced the winners of the 2018 National Design Awards, recognizing design excellence and innovation in 10 categories. Now in their 19th year, the annual awards promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world and are accompanied by robust educational programs in cities nationwide.
This year’s recipients are Gail Anderson, Lifetime Achievement; Anne Whiston Spirn, Design Mind; Design for America, Corporate & Institutional Achievement; WEISS/MANFREDI, Architecture Design; Civilization, Communication Design; Christina Kim, Fashion Design; Neri Oxman, Interaction Design; Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Interior Design; Mikyoung Kim Design, Landscape Architecture; and, Blu Dot, Product Design.
Mikyoung Kim Design announced that they are honored to join the ranks of some of the world’s most inspired and creative minds.
“We’re so honored to receive this recognition from Cooper Hewitt this year. It’s really exciting to be acknowledged for doing the kind of unique work that we love. This award is the ultimate reflection of the creative spirit and dedication of our team, who are some of the most talented designers I’ve had the pleasure with which to collaborate,” said Mikyoung Kim, Founder and Design Director.
Boston-based Mikyoung Kim Design is an international, woman-owned, landscape architecture and urban design firm. Their exceptional body of award-winning work has redefined the discipline of landscape architecture, inhabiting the intersection of art and science. From the art of ecology and restorative landscapes, their designs are a richly layered tapestry that addresses the most pressing environmental and health-related issues, while creating artful and immersive experiences. As a multi-disciplinary office, they have a responsive and collaborative approach that imagines possibilities across design disciplines and scales.
A diverse jury of design leaders and educators selected the National Design Award winners after reviewing submissions resulting from nominations by design experts and enthusiasts. Nominees must have been practicing professionally for a minimum of seven years. Winners are selected based on the “level of excellence, innovation and public impact of their body of work.”
The award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, part of Cooper Hewitt’s New York City campus. This gala serves as the centerpiece for the museum’s National Design Week programming. A variety of public education programs will be offered at Cooper Hewitt, as well as across the country, including special events, panel discussions, and workshops for students, teachers, corporate professionals, and designers. For more information visit cooperhewitt.org