Sustainability

Highlighting Design that Improves Lives

Highlighting Design that Improves Lives

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Seattle’s award-winning team at Studio Matthews recently premiered the design of their newest exhibition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center: "​Design with the  90%​." The exhibition, curated by Cynthia E Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, and presented by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, is the third exhibition in the newly launched rotating exhibit space.  

The Rising Use of Recycled Plastic in Design is "Bullshit" Says Jan Boelen

Designers should stop using recycled plastic and instead use bioplastics made from natural materials such as algae if they want to reduce pollution, according to Istanbul Design Biennial curator Jan Boelen.

Perkins+Will Launches Revamped Material Transparency Website

Perkins+Will, the global architecture and design firm that ignited the industry movement toward healthier building materials with its 2008 Precautionary List and 2011 Transparency website, unveiled today updated and improved versions of both tools.

Pipe Dreaming at FESTA

Merit Award 2017
Pipe Dreaming at FESTA

The Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) in Christchurch was initiated in 2012 as a way to reimagine a city in flux, finding its feet after its devastating earthquake. FESTA is curated by Te Pūtahi, a non-profit focused on the current rebuild and ongoing renewal of Christchurch. In 2016, FESTA’s headline event was “Lean Means”—a night of installation and celebration framed around exploring sustainability through the reuse of waste materials for creative urban regeneration.

2016 SEGD Fellow Michael Reed of Mayer/Reed—For the Greater Good

Michael Reed, 2016 SEGD Fellow

Over a career that spans more than 40 years, Michael Reed has helped shape a wide variety of public spaces, from airports to courthouses and from urban bike trails to homeless shelters. His humanist approach to design has touched them all—weaving story with place and people to create spaces that respect and improve the quality of life for those using them.

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