The DRS Lifetime Achievement Award is occasionally made to celebrate the outstanding contribution of individuals who have effected significant change in the development of design research, coupled with the determination to pursue their vision successfully over a working lifetime. The Award is normally made to persons who have also had an active relationship with the Society.
Those who have been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award are:
Professor Nigel Cross (2005)
Professor L. Bruce Archer (2004)
John Christopher Jones (2004)