Each year The Seaside Institute awards The Seaside Prize to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the quality and character of communities. This year, the Institute awarded the 2014 Seaside Prize to Rob Krier, renowned sculptor, architect, urban designer and theorist. The ceremony was part of the Seaside Prize weekend events, held on the last weekend in January in Seaside.
Recipients of the prize have had a major influence on how our towns and cities can best be built and rebuilt to reflect and promote diversity, walkability, beauty and sustainability. Seaside Prize recipients are considered leaders of contemporary urban development and education.
The Seaside Institute is a non-profit organization, which promotes the building of sustainable communities in cities and towns through design and education. The institute, through its members and programs, contributes significantly to the dissemination of the theory and practice of the New Urbanism and Smart Growth. The Institute helps people find solutions to improve their own communities. It sponsors a wide variety of programs to train and educate specialists and decision-makers, as well as the broader public, regarding the built environment.
For more information about The Seaside Institute, call (850) 231-2421 or visit seasideinstitute.org.