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January 31, 2021

Robert A.M. Stern Honored With the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert A.M. Stern Honored With the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement Award

The Créateurs Design Awards (CDA), a global celebration of extraordinary accomplishments in architecture, interior design, product design, journalism, and photography, today presented the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement award to American architect, teacher, and writer Robert A.M. Stern.

Proudly one of a few organizations to name a major award after a woman in the design industry, the CDA organization thrives in its members' cultural diversity, backgrounds and points of view that all have one thing in common – the passion and commitment to recognize and uphold excellence in the design and creative industry to preserve design integrity and inspire future generations.

"Due to Mr. Stern's significant impact and contribution to the design and creative community, we are pleased to present him with our highest honor – the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement Award," says CDA Co-Founder Yuri Xavier. "Mr. Stern's work and vision have not only created city landmarks, but have transformed people's lives by inspiring an entire generation of professionals."

"I thank the Créateurs Design Awards for recognizing me with the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement Award," said Mr. Stern. "Andrée Putman was a towering figure in design, and this award, a celebration of her life, brings continuing visibility to her ideas. I see this honor also as an affirmation of the principles that guide our work. In my view architecture, as opposed to ordinary building, is a narrative art; I believe that buildings should speak in a language understood by the public at large. The Putman Award is for me a celebration of ingenuity with familiar ideas."

Inspired by the renowned Academy Awards, the Créateurs Design Awards was created with the intention of advancing innovations and vision among creatives all around the world. The seven award categories include Best Residential Project, Best Hospitality/Commercial Project, Best Product Design, Best Project Photography, Best New Collection, Best Design Collaboration and Excellence in Creative Journalism. Awards are voted on by official CDA members.

To view the virtual presentation of the Putman Award to Mr. Stern, or for more information about submitting to the Créateurs Design Awards, including submission guidelines, inclusion in the CDA content series and more, please visit:

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