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Ralph Rapson: Select Awards + Accomplishments

1938 - Cave House (with David Runnels)

1939 - Fabric House (with David Runnels)

1940 - MoMA Organic Design Competition - Rapson Highback Rocker

1945 - "Rapson Line" starts production by H.G. Knoll and Associates

1945 - Greenbelt House - Selected as Case Study House #4

1949 - Opens Rapson-Inc. in Boston

1950 - Eastgate Apartments - AIA First Honor Award

1963 - Pillsbury House - AIA Honor Award

1963 - Guthrie Theatre - Progressive Architecture Citation

1965 - Elected as Fellow, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

1971 - Performing Arts Center, UC Santa Cruz - Progressive Architecture First Design Award

1973 - Cedar-Riverside Town-in-Town - AIA FIrst Honor Award

1974 - Glass Cube House - AIAMN Citation

1979 - AIA Minnesota (AIAMN) Award - Gold Medal

1984 - Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence

1985 - National Endowment for the Arts - Distinguished Designer Grant

1987 - AIA Excellence in Education Award - Topaz Medallion

1992 - Chicago Crossing Development - Starr Award for Urban Renewal

1998 - ENPPI Design Competition, Cairo (with Toby Rapson) 1st Prize

2003 - Reintroduction of Rapson Bentwood Rocker (a.k.a. Rapson Rapid Rocker)

2007 - Dwell Magazine Lounge Design Competition - 1st Prize

 

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