February 19, 2014

NYSID Awards Mariette Himes Gomez and Charles Jencks


On Monday, March 10, the

New York School of Interior Design

will honor

Mariette Himes Gomez

with the Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award and

Charles Jencks

with the Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design at its annual benefit dinner.

“We are thrilled to recognize Mariette Himes Gomez and Charles Jencks for their outstanding careers and considerable accomplishments,” says Patricia M. Sovern, chairman of the NYSID Board of Trustees. “The depth and breadth of their contributions to their fields exemplify NYSID’s guiding principle that successful design significantly improves human spirit, welfare, and well-being.”

Interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez has been recognized as a “Master of Design” by

House Beautiful

and as one of

Architectural Digest

‘s AD 100. After graduating from NYSID, she refined her skills at the offices of Edward Durrell Stone and Parish Hadley and now sells her furniture, paintings and books at a New York boutique called The Shop. Himes Gomez is celebrated as a modern classicist whose eye for subtle color and architectural detail exemplifies her spaces with understated, fresh elegance.

Charles Jencks is a writer, lecturer and designer in the U.S., the U.K., and Europe. He has written numerous texts on contemporary arts and building, including the best-selling

The Language of Post-Modern Architecture

. In 2004, Jencks was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Museums for his Landform Ueda. He is currently at work on another Landform development, an iconographic and green project with Cern. Jencks will present a lecture on March 6 titled “Can Architecture Affect Your Health?”

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