Established in 2001 by Ino D. and her husband, Alexis Papageorgiou, in memory of her father, Greek architect, Dimitris Pikionis, the Dimitris Pikionis Award recognizes a GSD student for outstanding academic performance in the Master in Design Studies degree program.

Recent recipients include:

2023: Pedro Rodríguez-Parets Maleras, MDes Critical Conservation
2022: Allison Hyatt, MDes Energy and Environment
2021: Emma Lewis, MDes Critical Conservation
2020: Wilfred Guerron, MDes History and Philosophy of Design and Media
2019: Andrew Scheinman, MDes Art, Design, and the Public Domain
2018: Pol Fité Matamoros, MDes Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology
2017: Youngjin Song, MDes Art, Design, and the Public Domain