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Outcome of Design Awards

Launched in Fall 2018, the ASID Outcome of Design Awards celebrate the proof in the power of design. By highlighting new tools and processes in design, strategy, technology, and research, the awards seek to recognize projects that successfully illustrate that “Design Impacts Lives.”

The Outcome of Design Awards seek to shed light on innovative designers and businesses that focus on the quantifiable effect of projects on people in spaces. Projects that measure the outcome of design on the human experience through sustainable, humancentric, and socially responsible design solutions are the future, and the Outcome of Design Awards recognize the innovators who are leading the charge.

The Outcome of Design Awards use metric-driven criterion including design solution and details, occupant experience, and research-based results (i.e. post-occupancy research) to determine the most successful projects.

Design Solutions and Details. Basic information on project goals, size, certifications, important design features, and more to provide insight on how the design team addressed the client’s initial needs. The award submissions should be a joint effort between the design team and client.

Occupant Experience. Eligible projects must have been completed within the past five years, with at least six months of occupancy, and include the design’s measurable impact on occupants –  all is key to the Outcome of Design Awards. How the occupants’ lives, experiences, emotional and physical well-being, performance, and other specific goals have changed since occupying the transformed space are important in understanding the design’s success.

Research-Based Results. Good design is much more than aesthetics - it is a measurable, concrete benefit to the human experience. By providing research-based results as part of the application, the project’s accomplishments and innovations are solidified and show the tangible positive impact of design.

The Outcome of Design Awards represent a first-of-its-kind initiative. Design extends beyond a space that is beautiful and comfortable; when thoughtfully executed, design has the power to change the lives of its inhabitants. By focusing on the measurable outcomes of design we believe we can improve the impact of design on people’s lives and enhance the practice and valuation of design service.

The Outcome of Design Awards shine the spotlight on the design teams and clients leading the charge for a more powerful level of design. Share your success and leadership through a new lens using humancentric innovation, creative approaches to health and well-being, and environmentally-conscious design decisions.

Eligibility Requirements for Projects

Projects must have been occupied for at least six months prior to the award submission date.

*While ASID will make reasonable efforts to keep information regarding clients confidential upon request, entrants should take measure to ensure sensitive/protected information is not divulged in the application process.


A minimum of five (5) criteria are required for submission. Criteria are organized by categories that increase in scale from the perspective of an individual occupant to that of society and the environment. Applicants need to explain the outcome of the criterion, including applicable metrics.

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