NYSID honored Ellie Cullman, Jim Druckman, Michael Phillips, and Deborah Nevins at their Centennial Gala

New York, NY – March 10, 2016 – This year marks the 100th anniversary of the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), the outstanding college that has been leading the study of interior design for a century. In this centennial year, NYSID honored the inimitable designer Ellie Cullman with the Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award. Industry leader Jim Druckman, President and C.E.O. of the New York Design Center, one of the oldest yet most progressive design institutions in New York City, received the NYSID Centennial Medal. The noted real estate investor and manager Michael Phillips, President of Jamestown, LP was awarded the Green Design Award. Lastly, renowned landscape architect Deborah Nevins received the Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design. The milestone celebration fittingly took place at Cipriani 25 Broadway, at the Cunard Building, a New York City Landmark that is as rich in history as it is in architectural grandeur. At each table, Ariston Flowers created beautiful arrangements of cherry blossom branches that reached toward the painted ceilings of the rotunda more than 60 feet above.

Among those who attended the benefit were: Martha Stewart, Margaret Russell, Alexa Hampton, Patricia and Michael Sovern, Cynthia Frank, Bunty Armstrong, Newell Turner, Michael Bruno, Jamie Drake, Kevin Sharkey, Hunt Slonem, Gil Shafer, Betsey Ruprecht, Dennis Miller, Wendy Goodman, Michael Boodro, David Sprouls, Lucy Danziger, Mieke ten Have, Tracey Pruzan, Jill Dienst, Jodie King, Ellen Kravet, David Scott, Alex Papachristidis, Ed Hollander, Marlene Hess, James Ziron, Adam Tihany, Mark Ferguson, Natalie Jacons, Pamela and David Hottenroth, Michele Oka Doner, Susan Zises Green, Etienne Coffinier, Ed Ku, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Ellen Ward Scarborough, Kimberly Kravis, Jonathan Schulhof, Laura and Gerry Holbrook, and Hugh and Tiziana Hardy.


About New York School of Interior Design
New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. We have more than 600 students studying residential and commercial interior design, with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. Because of our small class size and sharp focus, our students receive a great deal of personal attention from our dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession.

Founded in 1916, New York School of Interior Design has been leading the study of interior design for a century. We’ve trained the designers whose work defines interior design today, and, by rigorously preparing students for professional success, we’re shaping the future of the entire field. We are ranked one of the top 5 interior design schools in the U.S. by DesignIntelligence. To learn more, visit our website at NYSID.edu.