Three design teams were recognized by the 2012 Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) competition. Maria Auxiliadora School in Ica, Peru, was named one of three international winners. The Kimisagara Football for Hope Center in Kigali, Rwanda, and Fresh Moves Mobile Market in Chicago, USA, were named honorable mentions.
Following is a summary of the decision criteria, from the Jury:
"The award winners and honorable mentions were outstanding examples of design in the public’s interest from diverse communities across the globe. These projects offer tangible evidence of how design is effectively playing a role in addressing the most critical issues around the globe, not just the environment but directly addressing the biggest social and economic challenges as well. Each project team carefully identified a community’s needs and priorities, then maximized the use of resources to strategically address these. In the winning projects, multiple issues were addressed by the design response so that positive impact was maximized."
The award will be formally presented to project representatives at the Structures for Inclusion conference in Austin, Texas, March 24.
We'd like to thank the designers, consultants and collaborators who have made these projects possible. We're extremely honored to have been a part of such amazing work!
More information on the competition and the other winners: