In the heart of L.A.’s urban center, the Natural Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County offer visitors a chance to experience local wildlife within the city’s boundaries. Butterflies, hummingbirds and other natural life make their home among the Garden’s local plants, creating a window into the natural world inside of the city’s urban center. The Garden itself serves a multifunctional purpose, as scientists and educators use the space alongside visitors. The Nature Gardens were designed by Mia Lehrer and Associates, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum staff, CO Architects and Cordell Corporation.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
Also be sure to celebrate National Design Week with design events and activities in your area, October 12–20.