About EDRA

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The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is an international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 by design professionals, social scientists, students, educators, and facility managers.

Celebrating more than 40 years of research-based innovations, EDRA exists to advance and disseminate environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the inter-relationships of people with their built and natural surroundings toward creation and curation of environments responsive to human needs. EDRA’s roots are strong and flourishing. Our organization’s vibrant network of visionaries have anticipated movements in research and design decades before they have hit the mainstream.


EDRA’s lineage of members have pioneered environment and behavior studies, evidence-based design, facility evaluation methods, sustainability, active living community planning, universal design, diversity in design, workplace design and informatics, and digital technologies.


Membership is available to individuals at $175 a year, with discounts for students and retired professionals. Significant membership benefits are provided. Not-for-Profit, Academic, and Corporate memberships are also available, with additional benefits.


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