2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award Winner

Hargreaves Associates is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the 2016 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.  The National Design Awards recognize excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories. Now in its 17th year, the annual awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world.  Winners are selected based on the level of excellence, innovation and public impact of their body of work. Museum Director Caroline Baumann said: “This year’s class of winners reflect design’s remarkable empathy for contemporary social concerns…these designers and design firms cross disciplinary boundaries, explore innovative materials and develop new models of problem-solving in pursuit of these goals.”

Founded in 1897, Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.  First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the Honorary Patron for this year’s National Design Awards, which was first launched at the White House in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council.

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