The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) announced the winner of the first annual Margot Siegel Design Award. Roald Gundersen (B.Arch, BED '89) was nominated and selected to receive the award which honors designers who demonstrate design excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. Gundersen has been exploring and experimenting for the past 20 years with natural building and the architecture of small-diameter round timber. He founded WholeTrees in 2007, a company that re-brands round timber for urban and commercial environments in place of steel. The presentation of the award and recognition of philanthropist Margot Siegel will take place in Miami, Florida. Gundersen will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Florida and accept the $2,000 award on May 29th.
Margot Siegel (Journalism '44) had a long career as a fashion journalist and marketing professional. She was the founder of the Friends of the Goldstein and a significant contributor to GMD's collection. In 2009, she was the recipient of the University's Distinguished Alumni Award. A driving force behind GMD, she currently resides in Miami, Florida.
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