GSD faculty honored at White House for National Design Awards

Jul 17, 2012
Gdansk Museum of the Second World War

The GSD was well represented among the winners of the National Design Awards at a ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Mack Scogin (Kajima professor in practice of architecture) and his wife and partner Merrill Elam won the award for architecture. Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture) and his firm, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, won in the landscape architecture category. 

Stoss was recognized for its “hybridized approach rooted in infrastructure, functionality, and ecology.”  Mack Scogin Merrill Elam’s work was described as “uniquely characterized by profound rigor tempered by childlike innocence.” The jury included Charles Waldheim (John E. Irving professor of landscape architecture and chair of the department of landscape architecture) and Jeanne Gang (MArch '93, principal of Studio Gang Architects and recent MacArthur grantee).

Read more about the winners and see slideshows of their work

Photo: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

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