The 2016 Center for Active Design: Excellence awards recognized top design and research projects from around the world, selected by an independent jury of design and health experts. Twelve winners demonstrated a range of opportunities for leveraging design to support healthy, engaged communities— among them, a multi-generational park in Beijing and a culturally inclusive aquatic center in Toronto. Google was recognized as the 2016 Thought Leadership winner for using design to maximize employee health and productivity. The 2016 Excellence awards were presented at the Celebrate Active Design event in New York City, which featured a thought-provoking panel on workplace wellbeing.
Manoush Zomorodi, WNYC Studios
Adam Lutz, Google
Michele Neptune, HLW International
Eleni Reed, General Services Administration
More information on the winning projects can be found on awards.centerforactivedesign.org.