Summary: The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is announcing the 2021 Great Places Awards in collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces (PPS). The GPA awards seek to recognize work that combines expertise in design, research and practice; and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that engage our attention and imagination. We invite participation from a range of design and research disciplines — particularly projects whose significance extends beyond any one profession or field.

Description: Award-winning projects reflect an interdisciplinary approach that is enduring, human-centered, sustainable, and concerned with the experiential relationship between people and their environment (built and natural) over time. All submissions should demonstrate how the understanding of the experience of place may be used to generate insightful design and how research and/or public participation is linked to or part of an environmental design practice, and vice versa.

EDRA welcomes submissions from the full breadth of environmental design and related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, interior design, lighting design, graphic design, place-based public art, environmental psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, and the physical sciences.

Awardees will be recognized during the Great Places Awards Ceremony at EDRA52DETROIT: JUST ENVIRONMENTS virtual conference in May 2021. One award winner for each of the five categories will receive a one-day conference registration, and 20% off an additional one-day registration

Download the information related to this competition here.

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