The Center for Active Design Announces its First Annual Excellence Awards Recognizing Innovation in Design to Promote Public Health
Active Design is quickly gaining momentum as an effective solution to the rise in chronic diseases, recognized as today’s greatest health epidemics. The Center for Active Design is the leader of this new design and health movement.
The Center for Active Design today announced the winners of the first annual Center for Active Design Excellence award. This is the first ever Active Design awards competition recognizing the role design plays in addressing the ongoing obesity and chronic disease epidemic by encouraging physical activity through the design of buildings and public space. The Center was launched in New York City in 2013 by the Bloomberg Administration as a result of the City’s Obesity Task Force. In the past year, momentum for Active Design has grown rapidly, extending beyond NYC with the Center’s website reaching over 150 countries. The 40+ qualified entrants to the Excellence award competition reflect this geographic range as well as a range of typologies represented in new construction and renovation projects.
Award recipients will be recognized at Celebrate Active Design, to be held in New York City on Monday, May 19, 2014. The fundraising event is open to the public from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information on purchasing tickets, please click here.