Established in 2014 by a generous gift from Elizabeth Kay Schodek, the Daniel L. Schodek Award for Technology and Sustainability honors the memory and legacy of Professor Daniel Schodek and the standards of excellence he established during his forty years of teaching and mentoring at the GSD. The award is given annually in recognition of the best Master in Design Studies thesis in the area of technology and sustainable design. Recipients of the Schodek prize are selected by the faculty program directors and area coordinators of the Master in Design Studies program.

Recent recipients include:

2020
Xinzhu Chen, MDes Energy and Environment
“A Solar‐Adaptive Energy Storing Window System”

2019
Pamela Lucia Cabrera Pardo, MDes Energy and Environment
“The Humid Threshold: Cooling hot, humid climates via membrane dehumidification”

2018
Xiaoshi Wang, MDes Energy and Environment
“A New Method for CFD Prediction Using a Spatially Driven Approach”
Keith Hartwig, MDes Art, Design, and the Public Domain
“Cryosphere”

2017
Catty Dan Zhang, MDes Technology
“Fans: Constructed Invisibles”

2016
Benjamin Peek, David Kennedy, and Jacob Mans, MDes Energy and Environments
“The Littleton Trials”
Zeina Koreitem, MDes Technology
“Projectors, Experiments in Image Tectonics”

2015
Olga Mesa, MDes Technology

2014
Ana Garcia Puyol, MDes Technology
“Mass Customization of Reciprocol Frame Structures: Digital Optimization and Robotic Manufacture”

2013
Christian Ervin, MDes Technology

2012
Marshall Prado, MDes Technology
“Building ‘Code': A Spatial Ethology”