Last evening, DWR Soho Studio hosted more than 200 guests for the 2012
Metropolis Game Changers awards reception. The Awards, now in their second year, celebrate individuals who are breaking conventions across various disciplines such as architecture, business, education, graphic design, healthcare, technology and typography.
DWR Soho Studio
From left: John Edelman (DWR president and CEO); Kari Woldum (DWR VP of merchandising); Mark Simmons (DWR VP of eCommerce); and designer Jeffrey Bernett
Throughout the night, guests mingled with Game Changers and enjoyed a selection of cheeses and charcuterie from
Murray’s Cheese Shop, beer and wine courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and Defesa, and Swedish Mules – the evening’s signature cocktail mixed with Karlsson’s Gold Vodka.
A little after 8pm,
editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy appeared on the mezzanine to present each Game Changer with a glass-etched award designed by Replik. Metropolis
Susan Szenasy, Metropolis editor-in-chief
Glass-etched awards designed by Replik
Game Changers in attendance included:
, president of Alta Planning + Design Mia Birk
, real estate developer, architect, city planner, and educator Vishaan Chakrabarti
, president and CEO of Design Within Reach John Edelman
, landscape architect now on board with Brad Pitt's Tim Duggan Make It Right Foundation
, co-director of Columbia's Spatial Information Design Lab. Sarah Williams
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To see the complete list of Game Changers, pick up a copy of
Metropolis (on news stands now) or visit MetropolisMag.com.