Bryan Bell

Executive Director, Associate Professor at Design Corps, NC State University
SEED, raleigh, North Carolina
United States

Bryan Bell is an Associate Professor at NC State Unmiversity and Executive Director at Design Corps which he founded in 1991 with the mission is "to provide the benefits of architecture to those traditionally un-served by the profession." Bell’s current work includes Public Interest Design. The work is focused on a triple bottom line evaluation called the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Evaluator. Bell co-founded and has helped organize the SEED Network, which has over 3,000 members. Bell has authored an essay on the history of Public Interest Design for the 2013 AIA Handbook on Professional Practice. His research was presented at the 2012 AIA National Convention. Bell’s research on this subject was funded through the 2011 Latrobe Prize awarded by the American Institute of Architects. Additional research was completed as a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School. The resulting work includes a survey of AIA members on Public Interest Practices in Architecture. Best practices in this emerging field are presented in professional training program, the Public Interest Design Institute. Bell was chosen as one of two Finalists for the 2010 National Design Awards in Architecture in Collaborative Practice, given by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The work of Design Corps was featured in Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum Exhibit "National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now" (2003), was included in the US Pavilion of the 2008 Venice Biennale, and was awarded the 2007 AIA National Honor Award for Collaborative Practice.
 
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