2020 NOMA-NAACP-SEED Awards Announcement

Based on common foundations and a shared vision, NOMA, NAACP, and the SEED Network announce awards the NOMA-NAACP-SEED Design Awards for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in design, architecture, and land development diversity. Six (6) projects will be selected through a juried process of distinguished experts. The Award Winning Projects will be presented by […]

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SEED Network Publications

Support your public interest design work with books co-edited and co-authored by SEED Network co-founders Lisa M. Abendroth and Bryan Bell. With each book catering to the specific needs of either practitioners or educators and their students, this set from Routledge’s Public Interest Design Guidebooks series provides a rich compliment of resources, case studies, and methods for inclusive and engaged community-centered design.

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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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AIA Prize Given for “Public Interest Practices” Study

ARCHITECT: The AIA’s 2011 Latrobe Prize has been awarded to a team investigating “Public Interest Practice in Architecture.” The $100,000 grant goes to Bryan Bell, executive director of Design Corps; Roberta Feldman, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Sergio Palleroni, senior fellow for the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University; and David Perkes, […]

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