Call for Entries – Sixth annual SEED Awards for excellence in public interest design


Call for Entries - Sixth annual SEED Awards for excellence in public interest design

Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual SEED Awards. Recognizing excellence in social, economic, and environmental design, the SEED Awards represent the confluence of forces needed to create truly sustainable projects and change in the world.

Six projects will be selected through a competitive jury process. Winning projects will receive a $1,000 honorarium and an all-expenses-paid trip for one team representative to present at the international Structures for Inclusion 16 conference, taking place March 19-20, 2016.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, November 19, 2015. Winners will be announced January 13, 2016.

Projects that have been designed or redesigned for the public good will be considered, including:
1) Products;
2) Places, such as buildings, landscapes, and other environments; and
3) Processes, such as social services and systems, public policy, as well as business practices.

Projects in progress or completed in the past three years are eligible. Student, professional, and DIY (do-it-yourself) projects will be considered. Work may be undertaken anywhere in the world.

The SEED Awards jury will include:
Brad Guy, Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Building Stewardship, The Catholic University of America (CUArch)
John Quale, Director of the architecture program, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico
Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

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