Meet the 2022 Grant Recipients

Reducing Embodied Carbon in Life Science Buildings

Research investigating and providing recommended methods of assembling mass timber buildings with the goal of making the environmental benefits of mass timber more attractive to life science developers and end users.

Leveraging Existing Buildings

The Carbon Avoided: Retrofit Estimator (CARE) Tool provides the capability to measure outcomes, offering high-level total carbon projections for reusing and upgrading existing buildings compared to replacement with new construction

Reimagining the K12 Library

In partnership with librarians, educators, and students, we developed a game-based engagement tool that empowers students in the library design process while educating them about design-thinking.

The Intersection of Wellness

Research providing designers with the tools to capture belonging and well-being as part of a holistic wellness approach to design workspaces where individuals can thrive.

Meet the 2021 Grant Recipients

Building Community in Learning Environments

Researching factors contributing to community formation, the role of built space and user feedback to inform the development of an open-source tool to create the sense of community in learning environments.

Networks of Work

Establishing a methodology to help companies and employees understand, map and collaboratively shape spatial and digital patterns of desired social interaction,

Cultivating Behavior Change

Creating a space within a Crisis Nursery for a Stay Play + Learn Indoor Learning Garden, a place to reduce stress and engage choice and control for parents, caregivers and children from 2 to 12.

Design Engagement Toolkit

Identifying and assessing the engagement techniques best suited to enhance efforts to build project support among diverse stakeholders.

Creativity at Work

Researching the relationship between creativity and design attributes of built environments to empower creative intelligence and enhance creative spaces.

Meet the 2020 Grant Recipients

Boulder Associates

Develop a mechanism for correlating stress, location, and activity data, and the ability to visualize this layered data as a journey map or Moodmap.

Designing Justice Designing Spaces

Research, design and develop tools to create ample safe spaces for survivors of violence when interacting with the justice system.


Reimagine evidence-based environments for Higher Ed classrooms, faculty spaces and social and innovation hubs.

Siegel & Strain Architects and Partners

Improve and expand a Carbon Calculator to better support New Building vs. Building Renovation decision-making.

Vital Architecture

Make Networking Theory available and useful to architects and designers for decision making and planning.

AP+I Design

Develop and implement an after-school outreach program targeting underserved high schools to amplify career opportunities in the Interior Design profession.

Meet the 2019 Grant Recipients


Can new decision-making tools enable the interior design community to reduce client carbon footprints using life cycle analysis?


As demand for engineering expertise grows exponentially, will open-office plans keep up? Learn how a new design approach might help facilities teams improve response to specific space requirements of technology engineers.


Can using immersive visual communication technologies (BIM, VR, AR and MR) turn clients into partners and improve understanding and participation in the design process?


About the ONEder Grant

The ONEder Grant Program supports new or evolving research into how design influences the human experience. By empowering architects and designers to explore the impact of design on environments that shape us, we’re helping uncover new perspectives on sustainable materials, visual technology platforms and equity in design education, to network science applied to the workplace. Since 2019, we’ve awarded twenty one $20,000 grants to A/D firms across Northern California and Washington state.