Alum Honors Trial

For more than 75 years, Cranbrook Academy of Art has been home to some of the world’s most renowned designers and artists. Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Daniel Libeskind, Michael and Katherine McCoy, and Jun Kaneko have all taught here, to name only a few. Academy students have included Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Jack Lenor Larsen, Nick Cave, Tony Matelli, Fumihiko Maki, Masamichi Udagawa, Lorraine Wild, and Hani Rashid. The work emanating from Cranbrook has in many ways changed the way people live, and the way they understand art and design.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academy and recognizes graduates who have demonstrated creativity, innovation, leadership, and vision through their contributions to the practices of architecture, art, and design, as well as to Cranbrook Academy of Art.

2015

Design, ’46

2014

Design ’87

2013

Ceramics ’73

2012

Anne Wilson
Fiber ’72

2011

Peter Bohlin
Architecture ’61

2006

Niels Diffrient
Design ’54

Alumni Achievement Award

Since 2011, Cranbrook Academy of Art has bestowed the Alumni Achievement Award to recognize alumni who have achieved excellence early in their career.

2016

Metalsmithing ‘04

2014

Sculpture ’02

2013

Sonya Clark
Fiber ’95

2012

Susan York
Ceramics ’95

2011

Laura Heyman
Photography ’98
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