June 5, 2019
Professor of Architecture Lisa Iwamoto’s architecture practice, IwamotoScott, was recognized for its “excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life” in Interior Design with a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award on June 5, 2019.
Craig Scott completes the other half of the power couple and business partnership. Together, the two have established themselves as a celebrated firm responsible for the eclectic Goto House, an off-the-grid family vacation home in Napa County; Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco; and the Bloomberg Tech Hub, also in San Francisco.
IwamotoScott’s work focuses on “strategies of adaptation and intensifying the experiential and performance-based qualities of materials and space.”
In its twentieth year, the National Design Awards honored 13 winners across 11 distinct categories. Susan Kare, famous for some of Apple’s notable interface designs, won a lifetime achievement award.
“Twenty years later, the achievements of this year’s class underscore not just the incredible prowess of American design today, but advance our understanding of the power of design to change the world,” said Caroline Baumann, director of Cooper Hewitt, in a press release.
For the CED, Iwamoto teaches design studios, graduate seminars, and specializes in design, materials research, and fabrication.
The awards will be conferred in a ceremony in New York on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Smithsonian Design Museum’s annual gala during Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Week.