Announcing 2017 Awards Winners

Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network, designbbuildXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design, are pleased to announce the 2017 Awards winners to recognize excellence in public interest design. Two winners were selected from each of the three networks to represent their public interest design principles […]

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Featured selection: Responsibility and Ethics

From his essay “Professional Responsibility and Ethics” in the Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook Ethics has sometimes offered designers too blunt a tool. Historically, ethicists have tended to seek one, all-encompassing way of assessing the right or wrong of a situation, judging everything according to its intentions or its consequences. In contrast to these “monists,” […]

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SEED Case Study: Firm Foundation

Excerpt from a SEED Case Study Firm Foundation, Banjarmasin, Indonesia Issues: Environmental: Clean Water Advocacy Social: Public Space Economic: Water Economies Summary: Firm Foundation reduces environmental vulnerability and heightens awareness about water issues in Banjarmasin by building a positive relationship between waterfront residents and the city’s river systems. The design team, led by the NGO […]

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Featured selection: AIM

From the essay “Designing Solutions to Childhood Malnutrition” by Ramsey Ford and Kate Hanisian in the Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook Be Sure that “Good” Actually Happens Design is powerful because it has the ability to both imagine and realize a potential future. And, while this forward-looking practice has contributed incredible change to our world, it […]

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PID Institute Dallas

The Public Interest Design Institute will provide training to architecture and other design professionals in public interest design with in-depth study over two days on methods of how design can address the critical issues faced by communities.Training in public interest design is a way of enhancing an existing design practice and learning skills to become […]

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