(Formerly Passive Solar Pioneer Award)
The American Solar Energy Society has established this award to recognize leaders in the fields of architecture and design who have made outstanding contributions related to the use of solar, low-energy and sustainable design strategies. Honorees will have developed significant ideas, theories and concepts related to solar, low-energy and sustainable building design, provided impactful demonstrations of these, or inspired others to build upon their contributions, in order to advance the field and increase its impact. This award recognizes both the timelessness of sustainable design and also a sensitivity to particular design challenges of the age.
Nominations are invited for distinguished members of the solar, low-energy and sustainable architecture and design fields meeting the following requirements:
Letters of Support:
Self-Nominations and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
Nominating Process: Nominations for each candidate shall be submitted electronically on the Nominating Form below. The nomination must be submitted by a current ASES member.
Nominations are coming soon for 2023.
2022 Orlo Stitt
2021 Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez
2020 Bruce T. Haglund
2019 David Panich
2018 Walter Grondzik
2017 Alison Kwok
2016 Jonathan Hammond
2015 Marc Schiler
2014 Mr. Donald Watson
2013 Bruce Brownell
2012 Mark Chalom, Pioneering architect and Edna Shaviv, computer-aided architectural design tool.
2010 Richard Levine, University of Kentucky
2009 Baruch Givoni, UCLA
2008 David Wright, Grass Valley, California
2007 Harvey Bryan, Arizona State University
2006 Malcolm Wells, Brewster, Massachusetts
2005 Steven Paul Badanes, University of Washington
2004 David A. Bainbridge, Alliant International University
2003 Ralph Lewis Knowles, University of Southern California
2002 Donald Prowler, Donald Prowler & Associates
2001 Murray Milne, University of CA, LA
2000 Pliny Fisk III, Ctr Max Potential Building Systems
1999 Robert Keller, Kalwall Corporation
1998 Bill and Susan Yanda, New Mexico
1997 John Reynolds, University of Oregon
1996 Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper, San Luis Obispo Solar Group, California
1995 Anne Dunning, SOLARCON, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1994 Edward Mazria, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1993 Phil Niles, CalPoly University at San Luis Obispo
1991 Native Americans
1990 Bruce Anderson, Earth Day, USA
1989 Steve Baer, Zomeworks Corp.
1988 Norman B. Saunders, Weston, Massachusetts
1987 John I. Yellott, Arizona State University
1986 Harold Hay, California
1985 Jeffrey Cook, Arizona State University
1984 J. Douglas Balcomb, Los Alamos National Laboratory
1983 Peter Van Dresser, New Mexico
1982 Wendell Thomas, Celo, North Carolina
1981 Loren Neubauer, Davis, California
1980 Albert Dietz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1979 George Fred Keck
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