In 1977, the EDRA Board of Directors established the EDRA Career Award to honor the accomplishments of distinguished members who had made substantial contributions to the discipline of environment and behavior research over their careers. This award was joined later by the EDRA Service Award and the EDRA Achievement Award, to recognize other ways in which contributions to the field have been made.
EDRA has long honored student research and design achievements with specific awards intended to promote and reward excellent work. EDRA Student Awards are usually accompanied by scholarship or honoraria.
EDRA joined with Places Journal in 1997 to initiate the EDRA/Places award program. The program recognizes professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design. In 2008, this program expanded to include a partnership with Metropolis Magazine, and celebrates its 14th year in 2012.
Click here to view the 2012 Great Places Awards Call for Entries.
Named in honor of Michael Brill, architect and long-time EDRA member, for his leadership in work place environments and communication, this grant is funded by the Urban Communication Foundation and administered in conjunction with the Environmental Design Research Association. The goal of this grant program is to encourage innovative research projects that provide a bridge between the fields of communication and environmental design. This grant supports new research or research in progress.