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All submitters have the opportunity during the submission process to indicate if they would like the submission to be considered for the Best Paper Award. Those full length papers that are accepted will be judged on the submission's quality of research, quality of writing, and alignment of the project to EDRA's mission.

One winner is selected for the Best Paper Award each year and receives a certificate at the Awards Banquet during the Annual EDRA Conference. 

2019 Winner

First Place
Claudia Bernasconi
Service Learning in Design Education: The Ripple Effect
Co-authors: Libby Blume, Nicole Fricke, and Rachel Pisano

2018 Winners

First Place
Philip Speranza
Atmosphere InFormed: Design Awareness of Small-scale Differences of Atmosphere in Architecture and Urban Design

Second Place
B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Ph.D.
The Racial Production of the Built Environment

2017 Winners

First Place
Sharmin Kader
Environmental Characteristics that Enable Dying Patients to Exercise Choice and Personal Preference

Second Place
Hope Rising
Mitigating Stress-Inducing Effects of Viewing Urban Hardscapes with Water Sounds

2015 Winners

Emily Carlson & Mallika Bose
Wayfinding Design as a Tool for Community Empowerment and Storytelling: a Case Study from Central Appalachia
Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, USA