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