2013 Social Economic Environmental Design Award Winners

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SEED Award Winners

The results for the Third Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design—which recognizes design projects with social, economic and environmental impacts—have been announced.

The jurors are co-founder of SEED Kimberly Dowdell, Executive Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation in Chicago Sunny Fischer, Professor & Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota Thomas Fisher, and Director for Urban Design at Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Prataap Patrose.

Winners will receive a a $1,000 honorarium, be featured in The SEED Field Manual, be profiled online, and receive an all-expense-paid trip for one team representative to present at the annual Structures for Inclusion (SFI 13) conference, taking place March 23-25, 2013 in Minneapolis.

Design Corps and Social Economic Environmental Design® (SEED) Network (and their 2013 partner, the University of Minnesota College of Design) have narrowed the six projects they believe “create truly sustainable projects and positive change in the world.” The list includes:

  1. Maa-Bara: Catalyzing Economic Change & Food Security by Designing Decentralized Aquaponics Production
  2. SAGE: Affordable Green Modular Classrooms
  3. Rosa F. Keller Building
  4. Firm Foundation
  5. Sudan Jalle School
  6. Puyallup Longhouse
We will be featuring each winner and their work in future posts.
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