January 12, 2009
by Canadian Architect
Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, EDRA, the Environmental Design Research Association, in cooperation with Metropolis magazine announce the 12th annual Great Places Awards, celebrating excellent places and how people inhabit them.
Unique in the ever-expanding universe of award programs, our concern is for good places and how people inhabit them. We 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.
Design: Excellence in human environments, completed projects.
Planning: Proposals for future design, use, or management of a place.
Research: Projects investigating relationships between design, human behaviour, culture, and experience.
Book: Recently published books advancing the critical understanding of place and design of exceptional environments.
The jurors include:
• 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
The submission deadline is February 9, 2009.
For more information, please visit the Environmental Design Research Association at www.edra.org and Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, www.places-journal.org.