SEED Network partner in Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The grant will support Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Design In a collaboration between The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), NAACP and SEED Network received $35,000 in funding from the NEA. The goal is to educate emerging design professionals, industry professionals, and community activists about Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in design. […]

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NEW BOOK RELEASE – All-Inclusive Engagement in Architecture: Towards the Future of Social Change

Edited by Farhana Ferdous and Bryan Bell Should all-inclusive engagement be the major task of architecture? This new collection of essays and case studies presents the case that the answer is yes. Through original contributions and case studies of 58 authors, this volume shows that socially engaged architecture is both a theoretical construct and a professional practice […]

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2020 SEED Winners Advance Equity in Design

Article from BuildingGreen.com featuring our 2020 SEED Award Winners: The NOMA/NAACP/SEED Awards for this year highlight projects with a social justice mission. by Paula Melton This monument honors the enslaved people who helped build and operate the University of Virginia from its founding through their emancipation. Photo: Alan Karchmer, Courtesy Höweler + Yoon Architecture You know […]

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Submit your Projects for an Upcoming International Exhibit

The SEED Network has been invited to submit projects for an upcoming international exhibit. Curated by Lisa Abendroth, the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition asserts the value of public interest design, an emerging practice that envisions a community-centered approach in the design of buildings, environments, products, and systems. It is a practice that […]

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Announcing the 2020 NOMA NAACP SEED Award Winners for Design Excellence in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Based on common foundations and a shared vision, NOMA, NAACP, and the SEED Network announce Awards for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in design, architecture, and land development. Seven projects have been selected through a competitive and by a distinguished jury. Each winning project will receive a $1,000 honorarium and will present their work […]

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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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New Release

Design Corps and Social Economic Environmental Design® (SEED) Network are pleased to announce the release of the SEED Evaluator 4.0. The announcement was made by Bryan Bell, Co-founder of SEED, at the Harvard University Igniting Innovation Summit held on Saturday, November 14, 2015. NEW FOR SEED 4.0 •New website design with improvements made on user-based feedback •Guaranteed […]

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Truth in Numbers

METROPOLIS: They call it their rallying cry: architects design just 2 percent of American homes, a figure that logs five mentions in the new advocacy treatise Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism (Metropolis Books). Its inverse, “Designing for the 98% Without Architects,” was the title of Design Corps’ 2000 conference and serves as a working motto […]

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