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2019 Star Award Recipient

 

Richard Saul Wurman

 

Richard Saul WurmanRichard Saul Wurman’s esteemed professional contributions span decades. Among his many accomplishments: he created and ran the TED conference in 1984 until 2003, and the TEDMED conference from 1995 through 2010. He has chaired a series of other conferences including the International Design Conference in Aspen, California 101, and WWW. Wurman has also written nearly ninety books on architecture, cartography, design, sports, and medicine.

Wurman graduated first in his class with the Gold Medal and a B. Arch and M. Arch from the University of Pennsylvania. He studied with and worked for Louis I. Kahn and Charles Eames, and designed and published the first book on Kahn in 1972. He has the gold medal from AIGA, is a Fellow of AIA, a member of Alliance Graphique International, is recognized in the Art Director’s Hall of Fame, and has been honored with the Trinity College Dublin Annual Medal in Discourse. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum, a Guggenheim, Graham Fellowships, the Ladislav Sutnar Prize, and Boston Science Museum’s 50th Annual Bradford Washburn Award.
 


 

 

 

Star Award Recipients

The IIDA Star Award was created in 1995 to recognize and celebrate the contributions that have significantly impacted the Interior Design profession by either an organization or an individual.

2018 Dina Griffin, IIDA, FAIA, NOMA
2017 David Mourning
2016 Philip Freelon
2015 Yves Béhar
2014 Yabu Pushelberg
2013 Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt
2012 Four Seasons Hotel Corporation
2011 The Center for Health Design
2010 Majora Carter
2009 Hilda Longinotti
2008  Crate & Barrel
2007 Dr. Karen Stephenson
2006 Fast Company
2005 Target
2004 Kevin Kampschroer
2003 Ray Anderson
2002 Karim Rashid
2001 Andrée Putnam
2000 Eva Maddox, FIIDA
1999 Michael Brill
1998 Charles and Ray Eames
1997 Michael Wirtz, FIIDA
1996 No recipient
1995 Douglas Parker