Posted on: September 19, 2018
Each year the IIDA Northern California Chapter presents the academic design awards in the name of its Chapter Honoree. The awards are presented to interior design students and winners are determined by an independent jury, who best address a topic of focus established by the Chapter Honor Award recipient. The intent is to honor and award student designers whose submission represents a unique understanding of the chosen subject conceptually, verbally and graphically.
IIDA NC is thrilled to be able to award a minimum of $7,000. The determination of how the design award monies are to be distributed is at the discretion of the jury.
THE DESIGN CHALLENGE
Through your submission, you are being challenged to demonstrate your capability to produce an award-winning design for a space that will be used by an individual or group. You must incorporate Biophilic Design into the project. Any type or size project can be submitted. Projects can be from previous or current school projects. Work will be judged on innovation, design concept, problem solving and clarity.
A thoughtful analysis of the design, a well written essay that presents your creative design solution and a compelling visual presentation are the basis for submission. Each submission is to be presented in an 11”x17” landscape digital PDF Format consisting of the following documents: Do not include your name or school anywhere else on the submission. They should be anonymous to the jury.
- Summary – a well-articulated, written summary, no more than one page (8.5”x11”) in length with a minimum of 12-point font, single spaced. Please include the following information: the design problem, project constraints, your concept, design approach and your solution.
- VISUALS – Six to eight 11”x17” pages that include sketches & drawings necessary to graphically communicate your design approach and solution. Each page can have single or multiple images depending on what you, the designer, are trying to convey.Both the essay and visuals should be carefully edited to succinctly articulate your design. Carefully consider that projects are being juried without a verbal explanation. Remember to take into account the legibility of text and images formatted to an 11”x17” sheet. Landscape format
- TIME LINE – All material must be received by noon on 02/28/18. Judging is expected to be completed by the beginning of March. Only winners will be notified. Winners will be presented their award during the IIDA Honor Awards Celebration which occurs on March 22nd of 2018.
- ELIGIBILITY – All entrants must be Student IIDA members in the Northern California Chapter. Entrants must be in school at the time of entry or have graduated no earlier than December 2017. Only one entry per student will be accepted. Group projects can be submitted if all team members are IIDANC members.
Please submit your entry electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your Email, please include your name, address, phone number, school and grade level. You will receive a confirmation Email once we receive your files.