Architectural Record Announces Winners of
“Good Design is Good Business” Lifetime Achievement Awards

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014—McGraw Hill Construction’s Architectural Record (, part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), today announced the firms it is honoring with the third annual “Good Design is Good Business” Lifetime Achievement Awards. The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Architecture Award is STUDIOS Architecture, whose award will be accepted by CEO and principal Todd DeGarmo, FAIA. The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Patron Award is Novartis, the Basel, Switzerland-based international pharmaceutical, research and development company whose award will be accepted by Patrick Lobdell, Director of Design, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The “Good Design is Good Business” Lifetime Achievement Awards honor the winning firms’ commitment to design excellence as a motivator for successful business enterprise.

STUDIOS Architecture has designed innovative offices for such iconic clients as Bloomberg, Google, and Dow Jones, while Novartis has commissioned significant buildings for its campuses worldwide from more than 15 renowned firms—including Gehry Partners and Herzog & DeMeuron—in Basel to Fumihiko Maki, Weiss/Manfredi, and Rafael VInoly in Hanover, New Jersey, to Toshiko Mori and Maya Lin in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “The design leadership exhibited by our winners has been exceptional,” says Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief, Architectural Record. “We honor them for the development of solutions that will make their firms more relevant and successful in a global culture that increasingly demands environmental and social responsibility. They make quality of life, sustainability, and design excellence top priorities.”

STUDIOS Architecture and Novartis were honored at the 2014 Accent on Architecture Gala on April 24, 2014, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. The annual gala, presented by the American Architectural Foundation (AAF), celebrates leadership in architecture and design.

For more information on Architectural Record’s “Good Design is Good Business” Awards, visit

About McGraw Hill Construction: McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions and strengthen their market position. McGraw Hill Construction’s data, analytics, and media businesses—Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record—create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics, including Dodge MarketShare™, Dodge BuildShare® and Dodge SpecShare®. Construction data is available for North American and global markets. To learn more, visit

About McGraw Hill Financial: McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) is a leading financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. The Company’s iconic brands include: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power, and McGraw Hill Construction. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at

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Featured image courtesy of STUDIOS. Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock) headquarters office at Foundry Square’s Building 1, San Francisco, CA. Designed by STUDIOS.

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