STEPHEN R. KELLERT

BIOPHILIC DESIGN AWARD 

The Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award acknowledges Stephen’s legacy as a pioneer in articulating and applying Biophilic Design principles to the built environment. His advocacy has encouraged widespread adoption of the practice. The award was offered for the first time in 2017 through the International Living Future Institute’s Biophilic Design Initiative.


JUDGING CRITERIA 

1. INTEGRATION of Biophilic Design 

2. EXPRESSION of Biophilic Design 

3. EXPERIENCE of Biophilic Design 

4. EVALUATION of Biophilic Design 

All projects submitted must have a description of the Biophilic Design process implemented in their submittal as well as a clear description of the integration of the 6 Biophilic Design Elements and the attributes contained within them. You must address each element implemented and at least 4 attributes within each element. An image must be submitted along with each element and attribute identified.


JURORS

Judith Heerwagen, PhD, Award Committee Chair US General Services Administration

Priscilla Kellert, Jury Chair Program Director, Yale University Freshman Outdoor Orientation Trips (FOOT)  

Stephen Kieran, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C Founding Partner, KieranTimberlake

Bert Gregory, FAIA, LEED Fellow Design Partner, Mithun  

Peter Kahn, PhD Professor, University of Washington

Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, LEED Fellow Chief Executive Office, International Living Future Institute

AWARD WINNER  

KHOO TECK PUAT SINGAPORE  

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital surpasses traditional hospitals and opens the door towards a new kind of building type for the healthcare industry, which considers how the built and natural environment can become part of the healing process,” said Amanda Sturgeon FAIA, CEO of ILFI. “Our hope is that by recognizing projects like this, Mr. Kellert’s legacy lives on as we celebrate all of the ways we can reconnect people and nature through buildings.”  

  

HONORABLE MENTIONS  

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Etsy Headquarters New York City, New York  

Cookfox Architects Studio New York City, New York  

Yanmar Headquarters Osaka, Japan