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Architecture Firm Perkins+Will;
The Founders of
The Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon to receive 24th Honor Award on May 11, 2010
If you could create a stronger community, where would you start? Maybe in your hometown, where a natural disaster eliminated nearly everything except the culture and tradition that truly united the neighborhood.
If you could build a better world, how would you begin? Perhaps by inspiring students to reinvent the world’s most ubiquitous structure to harness the sun’s power for renewable energy.
On May 11, 2010, the National Building Museum will hold its 24th Honor Award ceremony to recognize three organizations that have advanced the quality of our built environment through their unique civic and social innovations: architecture firm Perkins+Will; New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village founders Harry Connick, Jr., Branford Marsalis,
Architecture and interdisciplinary design practice Perkins+Will will be celebrated for its legacy of socially-relevant design that has promoted human wellbeing over the course of the firm’s 75 year-history. Perkins+Will, one of the world’s largest design firms with 23 offices globally, has a remarkable portfolio of complex, high-performing institutional projects for civic, education, healthcare, government, and private-sector clients. Even though an international leader, the firm focuses on educating its professionals to design structures and built environments that harmonize locally—conserving resources and preserving local ecosystems, promoting the health of occupants, and unifying communities through design.
The founders of the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village—Harry Connick, Jr., Branford Marsalis,
The Executive Director and President of the
The Honor Award ceremony will take place the evening of May 11, 2010 during a gala event which will include the honorees, government officials, leaders from across the design and building industry, and guests from arts and cultural organizations. The Honor Award was instituted by the
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The National Building Museum is ’s leading cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and planning. Chartered by Congress in 1980 and open to the public since 1985, the Museum has become a vital forum for exchanging ideas and information about the built environment through its exhibitions, education programs, and publications. The Museum is located at
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As one of the many musicians who was nurtured by the vibrant cultural environment in New Orleans, I cannot overstate the importance of the Musicians’ Village. Please lend your support for those artists eager to call New Orleans home again, and for those in future generations who will be the beneficiaries of their knowledge.- Branford Marsalis