Charles Gwathmey has been awarded several prizes and honors throughout his career, including the first Yale Alumni Arts Award from the Yale School of Architecture and a lifetime achievement award from the New York State Society of Architects. Robert Siegel received his master of architecture degree from Harvard University in 1963. In 1983, he organized the Pratt Institute Student Intern Program at the Gwathmey Siegel office, part of his continuing interest in nurturing the skills of young architects. Brad Collins has designed and edited more than thirty architectural monographs, including most recently for" Rizzoli, Eric Owen Moss Vol. 3."
Elizabeth Zimmermann (1910-1999) was born near London, England, and attended art school in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany, before immigrating to the U.S. in 1937. Frustrated by magazine editors who translated her conversational knitting instructions into abbreviated code, she started her own knitting newsletter and launched Schoolhouse Press, a mail-order business that still sells knitting supplies, books, and videos under her daughter Meg Swansen's guiding hand. In the mid-1960s she hosted "The Busy Knitter, " a nationally syndicated public television show, and by the early 1970s had become an icon of the knitting world. This and her three lively instructional books -- "Knitting Around, Knitter's Almanac, " and "Knitting Workshop" -- are treasured by knitters around the world.