Metropolis Presents the Planet Positive Awards

Be Recognized for the Design Impact You Make on People and Planet.

Metropolis‘s annual Planet Positive Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the progress you are making toward design for a regenerative and equitable future. This year, we have a variety of new categories for entries—projects that aren’t certified can now enter our innovation awards, and we have special recognitions for students and instructors. Plus, the 2023 Planet Positive winners will be published in a special commemorative edition of Metropolis. Sign up to livestream the awards on October 19.


Categories include: Civic/Cultural, Educational, Healthcare, Hospitality, Landscape, Multifamily/Mixed-use, Showroom/Retail, Workplace, and Single-Family Home.


Categories include: Architectural Systems and Facades, Flooring-Soft (Carpet), Flooring-Hard, Furniture-Education, Furniture-Healthcare, Furniture-Office, Furniture-Other Indoor, Furniture-Outdoor, Kitchen + Bath, Lighting, Lighting-Outdoor, Paint, Surfaces- Tiles -Materials, Technology and Tools, Textiles, and Walls + Ceilings.


Categories include: Rising Star, Firm of the Year, Best Educator, and Best Student Work.


Categories include: Best Unbuilt Project, Best Overall Decarbonization, Best Embodied Carbon Reduction, Best Innovation in Material and Product Use, Best Community Engagement, Best Social Impact, Best Water Conservation and Management, Best Impact on Health and Wellness, Best Design for Resilience


Winners of the 2023 Metropolis Planet Positive Awards will:

  • Published in the inaugural print edition of ‘The Planet Positive Awards,’ dedicated solely to honoring the 2023 winners, reaching an engaged readership of over 57,000 individuals.
  • Honored in a virtual awards gala hosted by editor in chief Avinash Rajagopal on the renowned DESIGNTV by SANDOW.
  • Receive a year-long presence in our online gallery at, highlighting all award applicants.
  • Celebrated through Metropolis’s expansive digital network and social media, reaching over 325,000 followers.
  • Receive official Planet Positive digital assets and seals, perfect for enhancing all of your marketing materials.
  • Have opportunities for potential features in Metropolis and exclusive invitations to premier events across the United States and online.
  • Take home a bespoke trophy, designed and crafted by Formica.

See our 2022 Planet Positive Winners

Ace Your Awards Submission: Essential Tips from Avi Rajagopal

Join Avinash Rajagopal, editor in chief, for an exclusive insight into the recognition program and discover how you can craft an award worthy entry.

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