The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design announced that David C. Hovey, Jr., AIA. has won the 2010 Green Good Design Award for Optima .

Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, product and graphic designs from over 31 nations were awarded with Green GOOD DESIGN 2010, representing the world's most important manufacturers and design firms and leading FORTUNE 500 corporations that are forwarding a new emphasis on a more sustainable design and environment worldwide.

This is the second year we have developed a very specialized edition of the GOOD DESIGN program, which was founded in Chicago in 1950. The idea is to emphasize the importance of sustainable design and to develop a public awareness program to the international general public about which companies are doing the best job in sustainable design for our world environments.

The original GOOD DESIGN program remains the oldest and most important Awards Program worldwide.

Green GOOD DESIGN received thousands of submissions from over 46 nations. Members of The European Center's International Advisory Committee - worldwide leaders in the design industry - served as the jury and selected over 100 products, programs, people, government, environmental planning, and architecture as outstanding examples of Green Design.

In April 2011, The European Centre and the Chicago Athenaeum will orgranize a special conference on the Environment in Hamburg, Germany, and the winning 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN products and buildings will be exhibited.