In 1992, ADPSR instituted an annual Lewis Mumford awards program to honor people and organizations whose work exemplifies social responsibility. The awards were named after Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) an American historian, sociologist, philosopher, and critic, noted for his study of cities and urban architecture. Lewis Mumford's writings continue to inspire and remind us that architecture, design, and planning must respond to human needs, harmonize with its surroundings, and reflect the aspirations and social context of our civilization.
Each year, Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) recognizes and honors individuals and organizations that further our mission of Peace, Sustainable Development, and the Environment. The 2015 Lewis Mumford Awards will be presented at our Awards Ceremony September 18th, 2015 at the Seattle Public Library, organized in partnership with the Seattle Design Festival.
Nominations for the 2015 Awards are open. This is your chance to reward those deserving recognition for outstanding achievement in any or all of these three categories.
Please fill out our nomination form to nominate worthy individuals or organizations. Please provide a separate form for each nominee. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be received by July 24th, 2015.
Nominations are reviewed by the National Board of ADPSR, who will make the final decision. We look forward to your participation and your nominations.
A list of previous recipients can be found at our Mumford Award History page. Our most recent awardees are:
Peace: Ethan Zuckerman & the MIT Center for Civic Media
Environment: Slow Money, Maine, as representative of Slow Money, National
Development: Ken Smith & Youth Build Boston, as a representative of Youth Build National
Peace: The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience,
Environment: The Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., Boston
Development: The Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York
Peace: The Nobelity Project, Austin
Environment: The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin
Development: Project Row House, Houston
Additional information is available here.
Nomination forms are available on-line.