Iowa State University alumnus James Patchett, FASLA, is the recipient of the 2013 Christian Petersen Design Award presented by the ISU College of Design. Patchett will be honored at a ceremony Monday, August 26. Established in 1980, the award is given annually to alumni, staff, and friends of the university for distinguished work that advances the design and art professions. Considered one of the innovators in melding art, science, and engineering in design, Patchett founded Conservation Design Forum in 1994, with offices in Elmhurst, Illinois, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. CDF’s projects include one of the most famous green roofs in the world, located atop Chicago’s City Hall. It won a Merit Award from ASLA and an Honor Award from the Illinois ASLA in 2002.