Hall of Fame - Nominate

Thank you for your interest in submitting a design professional for consideration into the New England Design Hall of Fame.

*2017 NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED as of 7/21/17 at 5 p.m.*

If you or someone you represent has already been nominated and contacted by our team, you can find all award rules, criteria, and directions below.

Nomination Criteria

  • Nominees must be residential design professionals in one of the following categories: Architecture; Interior Design; Landscape Architecture and Landscape Design; Specialty (such as custom building, kitchen design, bath design or lighting design).
  • Nominees must primarily live and work in, or have a fully-staffed office located in, New England.
  • Nominees must have made significant and noteworthy contributions to the growth and prominence of the residential design field in New England.
  • Nominees must have served professionally in a leadership role in the design trade for a substantial period, and their work must have been primarily in New England.
  • The nominee’s body of work must be of the very highest quality. Demonstration of this can be through publication, industry awards and peer recognition, or other evidence.
  • Special consideration is given to nominees who have mentored younger members of the design profession, helped raise public awareness of and interest in the design profession, and/or otherwise performed significant service to their communities.

Submission of Materials

  • All nominees must provide the following:
  • Resume, curriculum vitae, or professional work history
    Descriptions and photos of at least five to eight representative projects located in New England
  • Other material such as PDFs or scans of publications and awards
  • Materials should be submitted via email to [email protected] or other electronic service such as Hightail or Dropbox, no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 28, 2017.
  • All nomination support material should be compiled into a single document such as a PDF; please do not send a large number of separate files. For a representative sample of a well-prepared presentation format, email [email protected]
  • Custom builders: Please contact Tess Woods at [email protected] a full list of submission materials needed.

Selection Process

  • Nominees will be contacted for materials shortly after being nominated. Some nominees may be contacted by the selection committee for additional information. This material will be used for the first round of evaluations by the selection committee.
  • Selected finalists may be contacted in August for additional material in support of their candidacy. The selection committee will then meet to make its final choices and the 2017 inductees to the New England Design Hall of Fame will be announced at a special ceremony at the Boston Design Center in early autumn.

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