2015 Sustainable Design Awards


Inspiring the next wave of purpose-driven designers.


The 5th annual SDAs is a design competition celebrating & inspiring students to view their education through the lens of sustainability.

The $10,000 competition is open to all post-secondary students & recent graduates in Ontario. We accept class projects or extra-curricular work, embracing a broad range of purpose-driven design from commercial, cultural, social, & environmental. 



Winning the SDAs is a huge confidence booster for me... It means a lot to have support and recognition from a community of professionals who work and fight for similar goals of mine.
— Kevin Pu - 2014 Winner - Ryerson University
Instead of simply fizzling out as a theoretic diversion, winning the SDAs means that I can explore the possibilities of changing the face of housing in Toronto.
— Andrew Choptiany, 2014 Winner - University of Toronto
The SDA’s are a special honour because of their focus on what we believe to be the most important element of design today.
— Dominik Gmeiner & Patrick Kroetsch, 2014 Winners - OCAD U
Knowing there’s support for the idea makes moving forward a whole lot easier.
— Waiyee Chou, Honorable Mention 2014 - University of Toronto