New York School of Interior Design honors Geoffrey Bradfield and Laurie D. Olin at its Annual Spring Benefit

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at The Asia Society & Museum

New York, NY - April 3, 2013 - New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) will honor Geoffrey Bradfield with the Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award and Laurie D. Olin with the Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design at its annual spring benefit dinner on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at The Asia Society & Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York City.  Alexa Hampton, interior designer and NYSID trustee, is the benefit chairman.

“We are thrilled to recognize Geoffrey Bradfield and Laurie Olin for their considerable accomplishments in interior design and landscape architecture, respectively” said Patricia M. Sovern, chairman of the NYSID Board of Trustees.  “Both designers have made outstanding contributions to their fields and exemplify brilliantly NYSID’s guiding principle that the successful design of an interior space improves human welfare.”

Geoffrey Bradfield, an Architectural Digest Dean of American Design, is one of the most international acclaimed designers of our time. He is known for the elegant and luxurious interiors he has created for private residences, offices, embassies, and resorts on virtually every continent as well as those of many yachts and jets that travel among them.  Global publications have documented Geoffrey’s passion for art, his sense of glamour, and the magic and daring of his work.  In addition to Architectural Digest’s recognition of Bradfield in their "AD 100" and as Dean of American Design, he was named one of “America's Elite 1000” in The Ultimate List, Millennium Issue, the Inside Story Behind America's Top 1000 Names. The Robb Report included Bradfield in their list of “Top Ten Designers in The World” in 2011. His recent honors include: The American Cancer Society Man of Achievement Award 2012 and The Hyland Magazine Award for Design Excellence 2012.

Laurie Olin, founder and principal of OLIN in Philadelphia, is a distinguished teacher, author, and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today.  From vision to realization, he has guided many of OLIN’s signature projects, which span the history of the studio from the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington, D.C. to Bryant Park in New York City.  His recent projects include the AIA award-winning Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA and the current project to transform the David H. Koch Plaza at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Olin is currently practice professor of landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught for 40 years.  He is the recipient of the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects Medal, the society’s highest award for a landscape architect.  He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and recipient of the 1998 Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

NYSID’s annual benefit dinner will be held at the Asia Society & Museum, 725 Park Avenue, in New York City, on Tuesday April 30, 2013. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 7pm, followed by a dinner at 8pm.  The dress is cocktail attire. Tickets are available at $750 and $1,500 and tables for 10 at $7,500, $15,000 and $25,000. For further information or to purchase tickets please contact Elizabeth Gray Kogen at 212-472-4197 or


Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is a private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare, and the college is committed to actively improving, through design, the quality of life for all segments of humanity.  This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians, and authorities in the field who guide a diverse student body of more than 700 full- and part-time students.

NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of interior design, design history and theory, sustainable design, interior lighting design and healthcare interior design. The College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD); is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; and NYSID’s BFA is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).