Michael Brill Award

The goal of this grant program is to encourage innovative research projects that provide a bridge between the fields of communication and environmental design.


2015 Micheal Brill Award Winners

The 2015 Micheal Brill Award was given to Seunghae Lee and Paul Platosh of Oregon State University for their work titled Wayfinding and Augmented Reality



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. This grant supports new research or research in progress. The initial call for proposals is distributed at the annual EDRA conference.

Sponsored by the Urban Communication Foundation and the Environmental Design Research Association

Urban Communication Foundation


Amount of Award: $2,500 per grant


Eligible participants must be EDRA members to apply for and receive this grant. Each complete application should include: (a) a statement or research proposal in no more than two pages describing the nature and significance of the project in relatively non-technical terms, anticipated schedule (expected completion time); plans for dissemination of the project results, and a budget, (b) an appendix of up to two pages for bibliography, photos, figures, etc. may be included, and (c) a copy of the applicant’s current CV or resume.


2015 Timeline: Proposals for the 2015 award are due by February 2, 2015 and must be submitted to the EDRA Awards Committee at headquarters@edra.org with a subject line of “Michael Brill Award”. The award winner will be announced in May 2015. The grant will be presented during the 46th Annual EDRA Conference, EDRA46LosAngeles.