At the Decorative Center

Honoring the creative difference makers: Houston's brightest Stars of Design are . . .

Honoring the creative difference makers: Houston's brightest Stars of Design are . . .

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Stars of Design: Lifetime Achievement
Richard Payne FAIA, University of Houston Downtown
Courtesy of Richard Payne
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Stars of Design: Architecture
Curtis & Windham Architects, Garden and Garden Buildings and Interior Renovations
Photo by Paul Hester/© Hester + Hardaway
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Stars of Design: Interior Design
Maria Bordelon, Bordelon Design Associates, Family Room
Photo by Fran Brennan
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Stars of Design: Landscape Design
SWA Group, Buffalo Bayou Boardwalk
Courtesy of SWA Group
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Stars of Design: Jewelry Design
Lauren Craft, Lauren Craft Collection, pendants
Photo by Sofia van der Dys
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Stars of Design: Art
Tierney L. Malone, Third Ward is My Harlem, 2010, DiverseWorks
Courtesy of the artist
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Stars of Design: Graphic Design
Alan Krathaus and Fiona McGettigan, CORE Design Studio, WaterWorks Education Center
Courtesy of CORE Design Studio
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Stars of Design: Photography
Geoff Winningham, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 2005
Photo by Geoff Winningham
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Stars on the Rise
Laura Umansky, Laura U, "Dream Weaver"
Photo by Julie Soefer
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Stars on the Rise
Jared Meinkowsky, "Hammonds"
Photo by Blair Michner
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Stars on the Rise
Chandos Dodson, Chandos Interiors, "Peacock Scenic"
Photo by Sam Fleishman
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Stars on the Rise
James M. Evans, Collaborative Designworks, "The 505, Kitchen"
Courtesy of A/Z Photo
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Stars on the Rise
Amy and Elizabeth Munger, Munger Interiors, "Galveston Living Room"
Photo by Troy Covey
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Stars on the Rise
Aaron Rambo
Courtesy of Jack Thompson Photography
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Stars on the Rise
Julie Dodson, Dodson and Daughter, Living Room
Courtesy of Dodson and Daughter
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Stars on the Rise
Courtney Hill Fertitta, Courtney Hill Interiors, Study
Courtesy of Jack Thompson Photography
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Top achievers in architecture, photography and more design genres took their deserved bows Wednesday night at the fifth annual Stars of Design awards ceremony at Decorative Center Houston. In addition to the elite eight honored, recipients of the newly inaugurated Stars on the Rise awards also received their due for contributions to the design world.

Charles S. Cohen, president and CEO of Decorative Center Houston, presented the awards. The winners were carefully selected by a noteworthy panel of creative icons, including designer Richard Holley, Timothy Adcock of Thompson & Hanson, Craig Minor of Minor Design, Natalye Appel of Natalye Appel & Associates Architects, visual artist Dixie Friend Gay, architectural photographer Paul Hester of Hester + Hardaway and Guy Jackson.

Richard Payne, FAIA, received the lifetime achievement award for his commercial art and graphic design, most recently for the University of Houston Downtown. Curtis & Windham Architects is the 2012 Star in architecture, with Tierney L. Malone in art and Geoff Winningham in photography.

Alan Krathaus & Fiona McGettigan of CORE Design Studio are the graphic design stars of the year; Maria Bordelon of Bordelon Design Associates, the interior design star; and the SWA Group, the landscape design winner. Lauren Craft of Lauren Craft Collection is the top star in jewelry design.

The Stars on the Rise, extended to young professionals who have already made a significant mark with their creations, are: James M. Evans, AIA, Collaborative Designworks; Aaron Rambo; Jared Meinkowsky; and Chandos Dodson of Chandos Interiors.

More 2012 Stars on the Rise are Amy and Elizabeth Munger of Munger Interiors, Julie Dodson of Dodson and Daughter, Laura Umansky of Laura U and Courtney Hill Fertitta, Courtney Hill Interiors.

The Stars of Design awards, established more than a decade ago at Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, acknowledges talent nationwide. The recognition program now includes, in addition to the Pacific Design Center and Decorative Center Houston, the D&D Center in New York and the Design Center of the Americas in Florida.

To appreciate Houston’s winners and their achievements, enjoy browsing through our slideshow featuring the 2012 Stars’ heralded works.