New York School of Interior Design Presents the Fifth Annual Green Design Awards
Emily Pilloton, Founder and Executive Director of Project H Design, To Give Lecture at Green Design Awards Event
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) has invited Emily Pilloton, founder and executive director of Project H Design, to present The Sally Henderson Memorial Lecture on Green Design in conjunction with its annual Green Design Awards, held to acknowledge and celebrate individuals and businesses for their efforts in protecting the natural environment and supporting sustainability and green design. The Green Awards ceremony and lecture will take place on Thursday, April 25, 6:15 pm at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, NYC.
Emily Pilloton founded Project H to use design to empower people and to get her hands dirty after too many years in an office. She trained in architecture (UC Berkeley) and product design (School of Art Institute of Chicago), and practices and teaches design as “activism for community benefit.” She has appeared on the Colbert Report and the TED stage as well as authored the books Design Revolution and Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives With Design-Based Education.
The four 2013 Green Design Award Recipients in each category are:
Project H Design is the 2013 NYSID Green Award recipient in the Advocacy/Community category. The award recognizes leading grass roots organizations, non-profits, private foundations, individual advocates/educators, and other community entities promoting and practicing sustainability. The Project H design/build program exemplifies the leading edge of green design by advocating the power of design-driven education to empower students integrated with the local community.
Envision Design for Design of Interior Spaces.Awarded for the substantial contribution of interior designers, architects, lighting designers, engineers, and other professionals. Envision Design, which merged with Perkins+Will in August 2012, is an award-winning design firm specializing in sustainability, with a deep commitment to environmental and social responsibility; instrumentally leading the curve as the firm assisted in writing the LEED rating system.
Environment Furniture for Interior Products. Awarded to recognize significant contributions in the area of interior use such as furniture, floor coverings, window treatments, fixtures, and the vast array of accessories and other decorative objects that enhance the interior environment. “Part design consortium, part modern craftsman,” Environment Furniture’s successful experimentation with uncommon woods and textiles has quickly established them as a design pioneer, garnering praise from the global community as well as high-profile eco-conscious clients like Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts.
Turner Construction Company for Development/Real Estate. Awarded to recognize extraordinary green builders, construction managers, and facilities managers/operators, Turner is recognized as the number one green builder in the United States, with a portfolio of more than 600 LEED certified and registered projects, the largest number of accredited staff in the United States and 16 LEED-certified company offices. Since 2005, Turner has diverted more than 1.5 million tons of construction waste from landfills. In 2013 Turner received a Climate Leader Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
This year’s recipients were selected by the 2013 Green Design Nominating Committee, including Dr. Ellen Fisher, vice president for academic affairs/dean; Ethan Lu, director of graduate studies/coordinator MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments program; William D. Browning, principal of Terrapin Bright Green; Michael Murphy Jr., executive director and co-founder of Mass Design Group; Stephanie Odegard, creative director and president of Stephanie Odegard Collection; Campion Platt, architect and interior designer, president, Campion Platt Interiors; Andrew Zumwalt-Hathaway, director of sustainability consulting, Steven Winter Associates.
Past honorees have included Cook + Fox, Designtex, Gensler, Icestone, InterfaceFLOR, Lutron Electronics, NYC Green Codes Task Force, Perkins+Will, and The Related Companies.
Awards Ceremony: 6:15pm
Cocktail reception to follow
Admission is free.
RSVP to [email protected] or call 212-472-1500, ext 405.
Press Contact: Jade Dressler, [email protected], 212.472.1500, ext. 432
Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is a private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare and the College is committed to actively improving the quality of life for all segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians, and authorities in the field who guide more than 700 full- and part-time students.
NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs in the field of interior design, design history and theory, sustainable design, interior lighting design, and healthcare interior design. A wide range of classes are also offered through our Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies. The College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD); is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; and NYSID’s BFA and MFA-1 programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).