Call for Entries: EDRA/Places (Journal) Awards with Metropolis Magazine. Deadline: Feb. 7, 2008.

Call for Entries: EDRA/Places (Journal) Awards with Metropolis Magazine. Deadline: Feb. 7, 2008.

Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm


Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm and the Environmental Design Research Association announce the eleventh annual EDRA/Places Awards for Place Design, Planning and Research - this year in cooperation with Metropolis Magazine. 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.

The deadline for entries for the 2008 EDRA/Places Awards is February 7, 2008. 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 (see for more details). 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.

2008 Jury
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

The Program
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.

We invite participation from the 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 and the physical sciences.

READ MORE ABOUT PLACES: FORUM OF DESIGN FOR THE PUBLIC REALM AT PLACES-JOURNAL.ORG. For further information, please contact EDRA at 405-330-4863 or [email protected]. The deadline for receipt of submissions is February 7, 2008. GUIDELINES ARE INCLUDED IN THE CALL FOR ENTRIES.

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For more information contact:

Lisa Sullivan
Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm
390 Wurster Hall, CEDR, UC Berkeley
CA 94720

Phone: 510 642 1495
Email: [email protected]

Posted December 7, 2007

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