Stephen R. Kellert
Biophilic Design Award
The Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award acknowledges Stephen Kellert’s legacy as a pioneer in articulating and applying biophilic design principles to the built environment. His publications and advocacy have had a profound impact on increasing awareness and encouraging widespread adoption of the practice of design for human-nature connection.
The award is in recognition of achievements in the built environment, including buildings, interiors, and communities, that demonstrate the principles and benefits of biophilic design.
2023 Information Session
PAST Award Recipients
JR KUMAMOTO RAILWAY STATION BUILDING
Owner | Kyushu Railway Company
Architect | Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Interior | Nomura Co., Ltd.
Landscape | Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Architect | Heatherwick Studio
Engineer | AKTII
Landscape | Balston Aguis
LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Architect | Mithun
Engineer | Arup
Interior | Mithun
Landscape | Mithun
VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN VISITORS CENTRE
Architect | Perkins&Will
Landscape Architect | Sharp & Diamond with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Ecology Consultant | Raincoast Applied Ecology
Contractor | Ledcor Construction
The Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award will be taking a brief pause in 2024.
After several successful years of celebrating and promoting biophilic design excellence, we have decided to use this time to reflect on the award’s structure and to make improvements that will better serve our community and the field of biophilic design. Meanwhile, we invite you to explore ILFI’s Biophilic Design Initiative.
Please stay tuned for updates and announcements regarding the future of the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award.
Learn More About Biophilic Design
Inspired by the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award winners and want to learn more about designing for human-nature connection? Explore ILFI’s biophilic design online courses.
Getting Started with Biophilic Design, Available on-demand.
The Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award is administered by the International Living Future Insitute’s Biophilic Design Initiative.