Design for Humanity Award
The Design for Humanity Award is bestowed by the Society upon an individual or institution that has significantly contributed to improving the environment for humanity through design-related activities or projects. The impact of these activities must have demonstrated far-reaching effects.
The award includes, but is not limited to, the following fields:
- universal or barrier-free design
- energy conservation
The design-related activity must be oriented toward affecting the global human environment, beneficial to the community at large, nonpartisan and judged on its own merits, regardless of size. Specific awards criteria differ among the nominee types, as listed below.
- Individuals and/or design teams – Documentation of commitment to improve the quality of the human environment in any of the fields listed above
- Product – Must be commercially available for at least one year, exhibit superior design quality and be related specifically to one or more of the fields listed above
- Government institutions/foundations/associations/corporations/cultural or civic bodies – Documented commitment toward improving the quality of the human environment in any of the fields listed above
- Academia – Individuals, institutions or collaborative groups doing research and/or education related to any of the fields listed above
Nominees need not be ASID members. National officers, board members, jurors and awards nominating committee members are ineligible during their terms of service.
Each year the Society president will appoint an awards committee made up of ASID professional members, fellows and members of the design community, who shall review nominees and select an honoree. The honoree will receive an engraved crystal award at an awards celebration to take place during the Society's annual conference.
PREVIOUS DESIGN FOR HUMANITY AWARD WINNERS
2012: The 1% Program of Public Architecture
2009: HOK Community Service Project and Greg Mortenson of the Central Asia Institute
2007: Marianne Cusato
2006: Robin Hood Foundation, Library Initiative
2005: Patricia Moore, Ph.D., ASID, FIDSA
2004: Architecture for Humanity
2003: Habitat for Humanity
2002: Cynthia Leibrock, ASID
2001: ASID Tennessee Chapter
2000: Victoria Schomer, ASID
1999: AlliedSignal, Inc. – Polymers Division, Petersburg, VA
1998: William L. Wilkoff, FASID, District Design
1997: Barbara J. Campbell, Accessibility Guidebook for Washington
1996: Wayne Ruga and the Center for Health Design, Lafayette CA
1995: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan
1994: Elizabeth Paepcke and the International Design Conference, Aspen
1993: Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore
1992: The Preservation Resource Center, New Orleans
1991: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company, Orange County, TX
1990: The Scavenger Hotline, San Francisco