Bryan Bell

2015 SEED Award Winners Announced

Design Corps, the SEED Network, and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) announce that six projects have been selected as winners of the 2015 SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design. An esteemed jury–Metropolis Magazine Editor in Chief Susan Szenasy, Ball State University Professor and OneSmallProject.org Founder Wes Janz, Architect magazine Writer and Contributing Editor Cathy Lang(…)


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PID Institute Releases 2015 Training Schedule

Launched in 2011, the Public Interest Design Institute has held 23 in-depth training sessions to architecture and design professionals around the US. Now entering it’s fifth year, the team behind PIDI–Bryan Bell and Design Corps–has released a lineup of six sessions to take place during the first half of 2015. During the two-day event, attendees learn methods(…)


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First PID Mexico Event Commences Tomorrow

The Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the BaSiC Initiative, and Design Corps are co-hosting the first ever Public Interest Design Mexico, an open and free two-day global convening in Mexico City beginning September 11th, 2014. Launched to foster discussions around practicing and designing for social impact, the event(…)


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Feature: How will Public Interest Design look in 2024? 19 Practitioners Weigh In

Rewind to 2004 and think about what you were doing on August 27th. On this day ten years ago, a cold air conditioned breeze was blowing through my hair and onto my sticky skin as I took a break from moving boxes and bags into my apartment in New Orleans. Entering my fourth year of(…)


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PID Global Schedule Released

The first-ever Public Interest Design Global symposium, organized by École Spéciale de l’Architecture and Design Corps, kicks off in one week on April 18th in Paris. The schedule of events has just been released (and republished below,) which includes discussions between 2014 SEED Award winners and public interest design leaders paired with interactive workshop sessions. Registration(…)


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"Fellowships: Redesigning Public Service"

Our own editor and Design Affects founder Katie Crepeau took to the pages of the AIA Young Architects Forum ‘Connection’ issue on Advocacy. In “Fellowships: Redesigning Public Service,” she traverses through the evolution and emergence of architectural fellowship opportunities in the public realm, citing diverse institutions such as the Van Alen Institute, Public Policy Lab,(…)


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“Fellowships: Redesigning Public Service”

Our own editor and Design Affects founder Katie Crepeau took to the pages of the AIA Young Architects Forum ‘Connection’ issue on Advocacy. In “Fellowships: Redesigning Public Service,” she traverses through the evolution and emergence of architectural fellowship opportunities in the public realm, citing diverse institutions such as the Van Alen Institute, Public Policy Lab,(…)


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Early Registration for SFI 14 & PIDI NYC End 2/28

Early Bird Registration for Structures for Inclusion 14 and Public Interest Design Institute Training NYC both end this Friday, February 28, 2014. This year SFI 14 will take place from March 22-23, 2014, at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City on the theme “Broadcast. Forecast.” Along with panel discussions and presentations(…)


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Early Registration for SFI 14 & PIDI NYC End 2/28

Early Bird Registration for Structures for Inclusion 14 and Public Interest Design Institute Training NYC both end this Friday, February 28, 2014. This year SFI 14 will take place from March 22-23, 2014, at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City on the theme “Broadcast. Forecast.” Along with panel discussions and presentations(…)


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Registration Open for Structures for Inclusion 14

Following up on yesterday’s post on the 2014 SEED Award Winners, the fourteenth annual Structures for Inclusion (SFI) conference, where winning teams will present their projects, is now open for registration. Co-hosted by Parsons The New School for Design, SFI14 will take place on March 22-23, 2014, at Parsons’ University Center in the heart of(…)


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