Hall of Fame
Paul Masi and Harry Bates
Bates Masi + Architects
, a firm with roots in New York City and eastern Long Island for over 45 years, and that responds to each assignment with extensive research in related architectural fields, material, craft and environment for unique individuals. Projects include urban and suburban residences, schools, offices, hotels, restaurants, retail and furniture in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. The firm has received 58 design awards since 2003.
is one of the most sought-after interior and product designers at global design firm
. His creative vision produces tangible solutions to workplace challenges as he seamlessly unifies design strategy and sustainability with a contemporary aesthetic evidenced by projects with Apple, Nike, Pixar and Gensler’s own corporate headquarters. His work has garnered over 50 design awards.
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu
, founding partners of of
have built an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Neri&Hu works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services. Currently working on projects in many countries, Neri&Hu is composed of multi-cultural staff who speak over 30 different languages. The diversity of the team reinforces a core vision for the practice: to respond to a global worldview incorporating overlapping design disciplines for a new paradigm in architecture.
The Alpha Workshops
in the mid-90s to merge his two lives: one devoted to fine and decorative arts, the other committed to creating life-renewing opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS. The hybrid organization—which is both for-profit and not-for-profit—comprises the Alpha Workshops Studio School and Alpha Studios, two programs that allow artisans to make fine furniture and finishes for residential and commercial applications, as well as site-specific, custom-designed artwork. Alpha Workshops has received numerous awards, including the 2010 Circle of Excellence Humanitarian Award from the New York City Chapter of the IFDA.