Goodmon Receives 2008 Design Guild Award

Goodmon Receives 2008 Design Guild Award

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CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon is honored for his work rehabilitating properties like the American Tobacco Campus.

On Saturday, April 12, 2008, the NC State College of Design honored CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon with the Design Guild Award.   Goodmon received the award at a black tie reception and dinner at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary.

The Design Guild selected Goodmon for “his innovative approach to preserving architectural treasures and renewing urban environments.”

The NC State Foundation sponsored the 11th Annual Design Guild Award dinner.

View the video presentation WRAL created for the award ceremony
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Jim Goodmon (r to l) receives the 2008 Design Guild Award from Marvin Malecha, Dean of the NC State College of Design and Cole Jenest & Stone’s Michael Cole, the the NCSU Design Guild President.

“The rehabilitation of the urban built environment has been a significant focus of Goodmon’s work,” reads the award citation.  ”By bringing together philanthropy with business investment savvy, he is revitalizing communities economically and culturally.”

Design Guild President Michael Cole said, “From Raleigh’s Capitol Broadcasting Company headquarters to Durham’s American Tobacco Historic District; from Briggs Hardware on Fayetteville Street to Rocky Mount Mills, Jim Goodmon has been a tireless advocate and catalyst for progressive, historic preservation, adaptive re-use, creative urban design solutions and innovative mixed-use developments.”

Goodmon spoke about the importance of regionalism as he accepted the honor, as the presenters cited him for believing in building strong communities.

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Jim Goodmon stresses the importance of regionalism as he accepts the Design Guild Award for the many rehabilitation projects he has spearheaded throughout the Triangle.

The Design Guild presents the annual award to “recognize the significant contribution that an individual or group has made in design in the Southeast. The award brings awareness to the importance of design in the community — and the practice of good design as a sign of good citizenship.

Former winners include Ann Goodnight (2007) & Lawrence J. Wheeler (2006).

About the Award
The Design Guild Award exists to recognize individuals who work in an exemplary fashion to promote and nurture art and design as a fundamental aspect of our culture.  This recognition is a reminder that the commitment of design is to address the issues of most concern to society.  The voices of design have become the voices of achievement.  If we wish our voice to be influential we must work beyond self-interest.

Thanks to Ramsey Photography for these capcom photos.


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