11th EDRA/PLACES Awards


Olympic Sculpture Park
WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, Principal for Design; Robert Miller, AIA, Managing Principal, Project Manager)

RIVER + CITY + LIFE: A Guide to Renewing Toronto's Lower Don Lands
Stoss Landscape Urbanism

The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State
Suisman Urban Design, with RAND Corporation

Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative
City Design Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts; Roberta M. Feldman, Director

The Landscape Totems: Speculations on Growth and Decay
Kristi M. Dykema, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University

America Town: Building the Outposts of Empire
By Mark L. Gillem. Published in 2007 by the University of Minnesota Press

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This competition seek entries of exemplary work, inviting participation from a range of design and research disciplines, recognizing projects whose significance extends beyond any one profession or field. Projects should emphasize a link between research and practice, demonstrating how an understanding of human interaction with place can inspire design.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International Environmental Design Award
Genre Environment
Country Edmond, Oklahoma
RegDeadline 7 February 2008 GoogleCal iCal
7 February 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All
Target Field Full breadth of environmental design and related research activities, including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, interior design, lighting design, graphic design, environmental psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography an

The EDRA/Places Awards are unique among programs that recognize professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design. They are distinguished by their interdisciplinary focus, concern for human factors in the design of the built environment, and a commitment to promoting links between design research and practice.

Place Research, Place Planning, Place Design, Book Award

Dennis Frenchman, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, MIT
Leanne Rivlin, Professor, Environmental Psychology Doctoral Program, CUNY
Fritz Steiner, Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis
Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

Winning projects will be announced in Metropolis and on the Places website, with full write-ups and commentary published in the Fall 2008 issue of Places.

Entry Fee
$150 for each submission

The awards jury will be held February 29-March 1 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with winners announced the week following.
Official presentations will be made in May 2008 at the annual EDRA conference, to be held this year in Veracruz, Mexico.

Past winners

Environmental Design Research Association and Places in cooperation with Metropolis Magazine

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