Positive Legacy of Design Awards

The Positive Legacy of Design Awards celebrate and reward students who demonstrate how design can play an important role in generating positive social and ecological outcomes.

We acknowledge the generosity of DesignInc and Tarkett in supporting these awards and thank them for their commitment to supporting tertiary education in Australia.

The Tarkett Positive Legacy of Design Award is awarded to the value of $1,000 at the undergraduate level. It is intended that students are short-listed and then a final recipient selected through participation in the Bachelor of Design capstone subject.

The DesignInc Positive Legacy of Design Awards is awarded to the value of $2,000 to a graduate student. It is intended that students are short-listed and then a final recipient selected through participation in the Master of Architecture Studio C, D or E.

Key elements considered during the selection process include:

  • Ecological benefit of the design – including implications for energy, water, materials, providing urban greenery, urban agriculture, biodiversity, eliminating toxins and reducing embodied carbon.
  • Social benefit of the design – including considerations around biophilia, indoor air quality, connection to outside, placemaking, the ability for people to connect within the project, supporting surrounding communities, supporting active living and working, or strategies to support people to reach their potential irrespective of age, gender, disability, etc. and affordability.
  • The ability of the design to create delight, contemplation and connection between people and their environment.

References and inspiration

  • Living Building Challenge
  • One Planet Living
  • Passive House
  • WELL building standard

The Tarkett Positive Legacy of Design Award – Shortlist of Prior Awards

Semester 2, 2017
Semester 1, 2017

The DesignInc Positive Legacy of Design Award – Shortlist of Prior Awards

Semester 2, 2017
Semester 1, 2017
Semester 2, 2016
Semester 1, 2016