STEPHEN R. KELLERT

2018 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.  

STEP ONE

To apply to the 2018 Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award, projects must first submit information to the Biophilic Design Map. This map highlights and celebrates built examples of biophilic design projects around the world. After you submit to the Map, please allow two business days for processing before completing STEP TWO.  


STEP TWO

Once your project is live on the Biophilic Design Map, you can finalize your application to the 2018 contest by submitting a few more details about your project, a short essay, and a $25 application fee. 


AWARD LOGISTICS

We encourage a wide array of projects at multiple scales that explore unique aspects of Biophilic Design and show leadership in pushing the boundaries of design practice. All projects submitted will explore a specific narrative of Biophilic Design, as well as enter their information into the Biophilic Design Map. If selected as a finalist you are invited to submit further documentation, narratives and a short video to be considered.  

TIMELINE

MAY 15: Award Submissions Open JULY 22: Award Submission Closes AUGUST 18: Finalists Notified OCTOBER 7: Finalists Submission Closes NOVEMBER 14: Award Recognition 

JURORS

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

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

Margaret Montgomery Principal and Global Sustainable Practice Leader, NBBJ

Bert Gregory, FAIA, LEED Fellow Design Partner, Mithun  

Vivian Loftness , FAIA, LEED AP BD+C University Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

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

2017 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