John Peterson & John Cary named 2009 Designers of the Year
During the 30th Annual Interior Awards in New York, Public Architecture leaders John Cary and John Peterson were recognized with the prestigious Designer of the Year Award, presented by Contract magazine.
“In an age where the desire to ‘give back’ seems to be a growing response to the weariness of excess, John Peterson and John Cary have emerged as leaders in the field. They have put socially-responsible design on the map, inspired a greater sense of purpose among those interested in practicing it, and--most importantly--offer a practical, organized approach to executing it,” noted editor Jennifer Busch in the January 2009 issue of Contract magazine.
Now in its 30th year, the Designer of the Year Award--previously conferred on the likes of Ralph Appelbaum, Shigeru Ban, Sashi Caan, Michael Graves, William McDonough, David Rockwell, and Lauren Rottet--has long been considered the commercial design industry's most prestigious honor.