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BDW Awards

Boston Design Week 2024 Design Awards

SAVE THE DATE! FRIDAY MAY 3, 5:30-8:30PM

AT BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE, 320 NEWBURY STREET, BOSTON

Seating is Limited. Reservations are now available for a suggested contributionof $100

to support Boston Design Week at: https://BostonDesignWeek2024.eventbrite.com 

HOSTED BY

SPONSORED BY

Enjoy exquisite French wines at the event courtesy of:

With additional

support  from:

The Awards:

Awards Co-Hosts:

Edgar B. Herwick III

Edgar is co-host of GBH's The Culture Show and the guy behind GBH’s Curiosity Desk, where he answers your questions and explores some of the everyday mysteries hiding in plain sight. He’s an award-winning host and reporter who has been with GBH since 2006. 

Tony Fusco

Co-Founder and Co-Producer of Boston Design Week, along with his husband Robert Four, Tony has promoted the arts and design in Boston, nationally and and internationally for more than 40 years. He also serves as Boston's representative to the World Design Weeks organization.

2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Susan and Jim M-Geough, The M-Geough Company

The Boston Design Week Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding individual in the world of design
whose work has spanned both the 20th & 21st centuries.

Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include:

2009 - Vladimir Kagan, Designer and Architect

2010 - Dakota Jackson, Furniture Designer

2011 - Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Designers

2012 - Vicente Wolf, Interior Designer

2013 - John P. Axelrod, Collector and Philanthropist

2014 - Susan Park, Preservationist

2015 - Robert Campbell, Architecture Critic

2016 - Virginia Bohlin, Antiques Columnist, Boston Globe

2017 - Jonathan Leo Fairbanks, Decorative Arts Curator

           Emeritus, MFA Boston

2018 - Maurice N. Finegold, Finegold Alexander Architects

2019 - Roger Thomas, EVP, Wynn Design and Development

2020 - Awards were postponed.

2021 - Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, Furniture Maker

2022 - Oren Sherman, Artist, Educator, Visual Storyteller

2023 - Thomas Moser. Furniture Maker and Founder, Thos. Moser

Respected figures in the world of interior design, Jim and Susan M-Geough are the driving forces behind The M-Geough Company which recently celebrated its 73rd Anniversary. Beyond providing exceptional furniture, lighting, and fabrics, they have played a pivotal role in shaping Boston into the epicenter of a distinctive design movement. Since joining the business his father started in 1951, Jim and eventually Susan, have cultivated a reputation for excellence, working closely with designers and architects to curate bespoke solutions for discerning clients. Their commitment to quality craftsmanship and personalized service has set M-Geough apart, ensuring that each piece meets the highest standards of design and functionality. 

 

M-Geough specializes in 18th- and 19th-century reproductions alongside contemporary and transitional furnishings sourced from custom manufacturers. Their discerning eye extends beyond borders as they meticulously curate a collection that includes one-of-a-kind antiques from Europe and Asia, transforming their showroom into an art gallery for designers. Their impactful presence resonates deeply within the New England design community.

2024 Producers' Choice Award

2024 Community Spirit Award

Todd Lee, FAIA, LEED AP

Artists For Humanity (AFH) was founded in 1991 as a space for young creatives to thrive—a bridge between raw teen talent and the City of Boston. Today, it is a powerhouse of art and design, harnessing the power of mentorship and paid professional experiences to inspire teens to build their future. AFH offers creative solutions, transforms spaces, and builds social equity. With studios in Boston and NYC, AFH teens sit at the table with industry professionals where their opinions are valued. Working alongside professional mentors, 400+ teens are employed to design, build, animate, code, photograph, film, paint, and create compelling solutions for our clients. By hiring AFH, our partners contribute to economic vitality, thriving communities and diversifying new networks for the next generation. 

March 25-April 5
 2020

Co-Founder, Director, and former President of LIGHT Boston, Todd recently retired as the President, having encouraged the organization to identify and carry out many civic lighting projects over the years. He motivated public officials and private sector leaders who owned or controlled structures and public spaces to commit to the often-difficult process of designing, permitting, installing, and maintaining beautiful and memorable exterior lighting of their buildings and facilities. He continues to serve and inspire the organization as a member of its board of directors and as an ambassador to agencies and organizations with which it works. 

Award NomInations For 2024 Are Now Closed

These Awards Will Be Announced and Presented at the Event!  Watch Here For the 2024 Nominees!

The Newcomer of the Year Award

Mentor of the Year Award, Co-Sponsored by the Over My Shoulder Foundation 

The Mentor of the Year Award is given to an outstanding role model in any design field who encourages involvement in professional opportunities and provides exemplary guidance or training in their discipline to students, staff members, colleagues or the public.  The Mentor of the Year Award is co-sponsored by The Over My Shoulder Foundation.

Some Past Mentor of the Year Awards:

* Charles Spada, Principal, Charles Spada Interiors

* Michael J. Lee, Photographer

* Jay Calderin, Senior Instructor, School of Fashion Design and Founder & Executive Director, Boston Fashion Week 

The Social Impact Award

The Social Impact Award is given to an outstanding individual, project, development, innovation or business in any design field that has contributed a design solution large or small  to any urgent issue facing our world: societal, environmental, economic, health and wellness, poverty, affordability, sustainability or other. 

 

Some Past Social Impact Awards:

• Historic Boston, Inc.

* Michael Mittelman, Founder and Designer, Bowls for Food

* Ben Peterson, Sir. Of Practice Instruction and Student Support,
   Boston Architectural College

The Newcomer of the Year Award is given to an outstanding individual (or individuals) in any design field, who has launched a new product, design process, design business or other innovation within the past 5 years.

Some Past Newcomer of the Year Awards:

• Cannon Hill Woodworking

* Susi Sanchez, UX Architecture Studio

* Angela Luna, Founder & CEO, ADIFF

_______________________________2024 Boston Design Week Leadership Committee ___________________________

Mayor Michelle Wu,

Honorary Chair

Paul W. Mark, Senate Chair, Joint Committee,  on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development

 

John P. Axelrod and Darwin Cordoba 

 

D. Scott Bell, Theo and Isabella Design Group, and Jeff Chatlos, VP Bank of America Private Bank

 

Nancy E. Berry, Editor

Northshore Magazine 

 

Kelly Brilliant, Co-Executive Director

Fenway Alliance 

 

Nina Brogna, National Account Director

Boston Home 

 

Jay Calderin, School of Fashion Design,

Boston and Founder & Executive Director

Boston Fashion Week 

 

Dawn Carroll, Founder

Over My Shoulder Foundation

 

Sarah Chasse, Curator-at-Large

Peabody Essex Museum

 

David and Nancy Colella,

The Colonnade Hotel 

 

Jaci Conry, Editor-in-Chief 

Boston Home

 

Genevieve Day, Co-Executive Director

Fenway Alliance 

 

Kathy Bush Dutton, Publisher

New England Home

Colleene Fesko,

Fine Art and Antiques

Rita A. Fucillo, Publisher

Art New England

 

Nonie Gadsden,

Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, President Emeritus

North Bennet Street School

 

Dr. Mary K. Grant, President, 

Massachusetts College Art & Design 

 

David J Hacin, FAIA 

Hacin

 

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Rose-Marie & Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director & CEO

Peabody Essex Museum 

 

Eric Haydel, President

M-Geough

 

Kyle Hoepner, Design Journalist and Outreach Consultant 

 

Allison Iantosca, Owner/President

F.H. Perry Builders

 

Diane and David Jensen

Jensen Fine Arts

 

Cheryl & Jeffrey Katz

C &J Katz Studio

Joyce Kulhawik, President of the Boston Theater Critics Association & Andrew Cohen, ACTWO Architects

​Ted Landsmark, Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University; and Janet Oberto

Carlotta Cubi Mandra, President

Cumar

David J. Manzi, CEO/Founder

Manzi Appraisers & Restoration

Issa Melita, VP Marketing/Creative

Jamestown LLP

 

Meghan Melvin, Sharf Curator of Design

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Tim Montgomery, Publisher

New Venture Media

 

Betty Moore, Publisher

Builder + Architect

 

Lan Morgan, Assistant Curator

Peabody Essex Museum[AF2] 

 

Lana M. Nathe, Principal 

Light Insight Design Studio  

 

Taniya Nayak, Principal Interior Architect 

Taniya Nayak Design

 

Melanie Perillo, Publisher

Boston Design Guide

 

Jessica Roscio, Director and Curator

Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University 

 

Sarah Turner, President

North Bennet Street School

 

Christine Gilchrist Tuttle

Christine Tuttle Design

 

Luke Voiland, AIA, Executive 

Vice President, Shepley Bulfinch

 

Tess Woods, Publisher

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

Anna Yu, Executive Director

Artists For Humanity 

As of April 3, 2024

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