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_ Corporate and Institutional Achievement: Knoll, an East Greenville, Pa.-based design firm, for its work to reimagine workplace design.

_ Architecture Design Award: Architecture Research Office, a New York-based firm that has worked with major universities, cultural institutions and corporations.

_ Communication Design Award: Rick Valicenti a Chicago-based graphic and multimedia artist.

_ Interaction Design Award: Ben Fry, a Boston-based expert in visualizing data.

_ Interior Design Award: Shelton, Mindel and Associates, a New York-based architecture firm whose credits include design of the Polo/Ralph Lauren headquarters.

_ Landscape Design Award: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, a Seattle-based landscape architecture practice whose credits include part of Chicago’s Millennium Park.

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Online:

National Design Awards: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/nda/awards

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