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EDRA47Raleigh - Innovation :: Shifting Ground

There is a transition underway in the design industries, boosted by economic forces, emerging societal challenges, and advances in design research. Whether unsettling or affirming, this shift is changing the tectonics of design research, design delivery, and education in ways that can quickly make current and commonplace approaches outdated. What are examples of these shifts? Read full theme description here.

See the Online Program

For EDRA47, EDRA offered an interactive web app providing the full EDRA47Raleigh program information in a quick and intuitive manner. Find the EDRA Online Program here. The Online Program is also mobile friendly, so you can access it from any device!

Also see the following files:

Program Book
Proceedings Book (log-in to access full PDF)
Plenary and Keynote descriptions
Mobile Session descriptions

EDRA asked its student volunteers to capture all 4 days of EDRA47 in photos. See the full photo gallery here.

Award Winners Recognized at EDRA47Raleigh

The 2016 Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) closed on Saturday, May 21 by recognizing outstanding achievement and honoring long-time and distinguished service to the organization.

Best Student Paper

1st Place: Stephen Mainzer, Pennsylvania State University

Paper: Towards a Transdisciplinary Action Research Design Studio: Adapting a Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Education Structure

2nd Place: Marwa Abdelmonem, Texas Tech University

Paper: Connectedness-to-Home Reduces Depression in Long-Term Facilities: A Theoretical Shift

Best Student Display Poster

Yi Zheng, University of Manitoba

Evoking Other Gardens – Three Islands in Winnipeg

Meg Foster, University of Manitoba

Gitigan Mekanyzn

Best Paper

Liz Teston, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Paper: Place and Space: Repositioning Collectivity and Interiority

Student Research Grant 2015

Molly Ranahan, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access , Department of Urban and Regional Planning , University at Buffalo.

Proposal: Environmental factors that influence long-term care services and community support of LGBT seniors

Michael Brill Grant Award

Nastaran Tabyanian, Pennsylvania State University

Project: Developing an Online Platform for Participatory Resilient Urban Landscape Design
Read more.

Career Award

Dr. Lynn Paxson, Professor of Architecture, Iowa State University College of Design

Read more about Dr. Paxson and the Career Award. See the award presentation.

Service Award

Dr. Cherif Amor, Chair, Department of Interior Design, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Read more about Dr. Amor and the Service Award. See the award presentation.