Thursday, 18 February 2010 14:03
by Independent Weekly Staff
INDesign Awards postponed till 2011
This year’s INDesign Awards will be postponed until next year and combined into a single competition that covers two years of work. The competition, which honors excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation, will be re-scheduled for the spring of 2011 and cover projects completed in the calendar years of 2009 and 2010. The 2010 Smart Growth Lecture will continue as scheduled on April 1 at the City Club of Lafayette.
“We are one week away from deadline for entries,” says Independent Weekly Co-Publisher Cherry Fisher May, “and there has been very little activity. The feedback we’re getting from sources within the industry is that the building lull has meant fewer projects that could be entered.”
May says The Independent staff will accept any entries that are ready to submit and take responsibility for them until next year. “If an architectural or interior design firm has taken the time to prepare a submission,” she says, “please send it in. We will catalogue and keep entries in storage for next spring. We don’t want that valuable time to be lost.”
The INDesign Awards are typically presented as part of the program during the annual Smart Growth Lecture, which this year will feature Carol Coletta. “As president and CEO of CEOs for Cities and host of the nationally syndicated public radio show Smart City, Carol has received national and international recognition as an expert on livable communities,” says May.
In 2008 Coletta was named one of the world’s 50 most important urban experts by a leading European think tank. Most recently, she was named the recipient of the Lamda Alpha International 2009 International Journalism Award for her work with CEOs for Cities and Smart City, and as one of the top 50 urban thinkers of all time by readers of PLANetizen.com.
Tickets for the 2010 Smart Growth Luncheon and Lecture, slated for Thursday, April 1, at the City Club at 11:45 a.m., are $40 per person or $350 for a table of eight. For more information, contact Kathy Lowry via e-mail:
or by phone: 337-769-8603. Seating is limited.
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