Great Places Awards 2009


Winners of the 2009 awards were announced in March. For a summary of winning projects, click here (pdf).


Unique in the ever-expanding universe of award programs, our concern is for good places and how people inhabit them.

Category Award / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture, Environment, Essay, Landscape
Country Oklahoma, United States
RegDeadline 9 February 2009 GoogleCal iCal
9 February 2009 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All
Target Field Full breadth of environmental design and related social science activity, including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, interior design, public art, lighting design, graphic design, environmental psychology, sociology, anthropolo

The awards recognize professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design. Now in its 12th year, the program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary focus, its concern for human factors in the design of the built environment, and its commitment to promoting links between design research and practice.

DavidLake (Lake/Flato Architects)
Elizabeth MacDonald (City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley)
Rahul Mehrotra (Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Lawrence Speck (Page Sutherland Page)
William Sullivan (Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Winning projects will be announced in Metropolis and on the Places website, with full write-ups and commentary published in the Fall 2009 issue of Places.

Entry Fee

A written statement (no more than two pages or 500 words long)

Submission Address
Janet Singer,
Environmental Design Research Association,
1800 Canyon Park Circle, Building 4, Suite 403,
Edmond, OK 73013.

The awards jury: February 27-28, 2009 at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin
Winners announcement: the week following the awards jury
Official presentations: May 2009 at the EDRA40 conference in Kansas City, Missouri

Past winners

Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, EDRA, the Environmental Design Research Association, Metropolis magazine

Official Website