EDRA Awards 2023

The 2023 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Career and Organization Awards go to Robin Moore and the Natural Learning Initiative (NLI, co-founded by Robin Moore and Nilda Cosco, PhD, in 2000), College of Design, NC State University.

EDRA Career Award

The EDRA Career Award is given in recognition of a career of sustained and significant contributions to environment design research, practice, or teaching. Candidates must be current EDRA members in good standing.

EDRA Organization Award

The EDRA Organization Award is given in recognition of an organization whose work contributes to EDRA’s mission to “facilitate the creation of environments that are responsive to human needs” and to encourage closer collaboration with them in the future.

EDRA 54 Awards Banquet Venue: UNAM Museum of Medicine – former Palace of the School of Medicine, UNAM. Palace of the Inquisition, built between 1732 and 1736 by architect, Pedro de Arrieta.

2023 EDRA CAREER AWARD to Professor Robin Moore (far right, NLI co-founder) and 2023 EDRA ORGANIZATION AWARD to The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), accepted by Associate Research Professor, Dr. Nilda Cosco, NLI co-founder and Director of Programs, NC State University, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Awards presented by Dr. Deni Ruggeri “middle”, Executive Director, EDRA, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland. Others (left-right): Daniel Jost, doctoral student working at NLI with Moore and Cosco; Dr. Muntazar Monsur (nominator and presenter of awardees), graduate of NC State PhD in Design program and NLI Postdoc Scholar. Currently, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, Department of Landscape Architecture; Dr. Hui Cai, EDRA Board Member, Recognition Committee Chair, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Design, University of Kansas.