Project Winners

Announcing the Winners of the
2017 SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards
for excellence in public interest design

Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), designbuildXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design, are pleased to announce the 2017 Awards winners to recognize excellence in public interest design. Two winners were selected from each of the three networks to exemplify each network’s public interest design principles.


The Award winners are: 

Selected by the designbuildXchange Network:
     Landwirtschaftsschule, Bella Vista, Bolivia
     Guga S ‘Thebe Children’s Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa

Selected by the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network:
     Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP), Accra, Ghana
     The Vertical University Project, Kathmandu, Nepal

Selected by Live Projects Network:
     New Wortley Community Centre, Leeds, UK
     Street Society 2016, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, UK

For the first time, these three international networks combined to support and promote systemic change in the practices of design with the intent of building on the common ground they share. 

These six winning projects demonstrate exceptional social, economic, environmental, and pedagogic impact, this year the SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards represent the greater scale and growing relationships needed to create truly sustainable projects and positive change in all communities globally. While each network has a unique focus, sharing the awards acknowledges their common ground: supporting the growth of excellence in public interest design.

The winners will present at the seventeenth annual Structures for Inclusion Conference in Portland, OR, on April 7 and 8 at the Center for Public Interest, Portland State University. For more information, visit


Additionally, seventeen projects were recognized for excellence with Honorable Mentions. 

dbXchange Honorable Mentions:
    Atsipatari, Sondoveni, Peru
    Community House Refugee Camp Spinelli, Mannheim, Germany
    Healthcare-Centre Mondikolok, Kajo Keji, South Sudan.
    Kitchen on the Run, Bari, Italy / Marseille, France / Duisburg, Germany / Deventer,
    Netherlands / Gotheburg, Sweden
    Southlight / USA, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    USAER Training Center, Monterrey, Mexico

SEED Honorable Mentions:
    Adaptive Reuse: Housing in Historic Rural Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine
    Redefining Prison Environments, Mitchellville, Iowa, USA
    Manos A La Costa, San Miguel, Ecuador
    7540 Washington Apartments, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Rebuilding Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Gary ArtHouse Public Art Challenge, Gary, Indiana, USA

Live Projects Honorable Mentions:
    Blackburn ReMade, Blackburn, UK
    Clearwater Cabins Project, Clearwater, Manitoba, Canada
    Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park, Bedminster, Bristol, UK
    Street Upgrading: physical intervention based on Participatory Needs Assessment (PNA),
    Misr Al-Qadiemah, Ezbet Abu Qam, Cairo, Egypt
    Workshop Østmarkneset / Ladekaia, Trondheim, Norway


For further information on the winners and honorable mentions, click here, and to learn more about the Structures for Inclusion Conference, click here.


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