Pasadena resident Syd Mead is headed to the White House.
The 2006 National Design Awards jury awarded a Special Jury Commendation to the conceptual artist and designer.
Mead is best known for his work on Hollywood film projects such as "Bladerunner," “Aliens” and “Mission: Impossible 3.”
Mead is also known for his futuristic visions, especially in transportation systems. His 30-year career has included clients in the aviation and automobile industries. And his work has been exhibited around the world.
Mead will be part of a special ceremony on Monday in Washington, DC, where he will join First Lady Laura Bush and the other National Design Award winners and nominees.
Bush is the Honorary Patron for this year’s National Design Awards.
Each year, a jury of design professionals selects the finalists and winners. Nominees are chosen for work in six design areas: architecture, communications design, landscape design, interior design, product design and fashion design.