A Perfect 10

This year's CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards Innovator, Robert AM Stern

Marianne Howaston, CEO Letter SFCandGThis will be the tenth year of the CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards (IDAs), and it is only fitting that such an anniversary should honor one of the greatest architects of our time, Robert A.M. Stern, as the recipient of the 2016 Innovator Award. Stern is a practicing architect, professor and academic writer. Stern’s early works included designing private homes, and he is best known for his large-scale condominium and apartment projects, including 15 Central Park West. Stern received the AIA New York Chapter’s Medal of Honor in 1984 and the Chapter’s President’s Award in 2001. He was the 2011 Driehaus Prize laureate and in 2008 received the tenth Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum. He was appointed Dean of the Yale School of Architecture in 1998 and will step down after an unprecedented 18-year tenure this June.

Festivities kick off with all the creative talent that has worked in Connecticut submitting their best projects in interior design, architecture, kitchen, bath, garden, product design and a new category, “small spaces,” reflecting one of the housing trends today. The projects will be reviewed by our panel of illustrious judges including interior designers Matthew Patrick Smyth, Mary Foley and Laura Bohn, landscape architect Thomas Balsley and architect Greg Tankersley. The finalists will be revealed at a special Champagne celebration at Design Within Reach in Stamford in April.

Then it’s on to the prestigious Greenwich Country Club where the winners will be announced at the awards gala on the Tuesday before Memorial Day as usual. For more information and to enter, go to cottagesgardens.com/ctcgidas.CEO-Letter-Compositemh-signature

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