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IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Student Design Competition: The Future of the Urban University.

The jury panel included: Nick Blessinger (Director of Marketing and Education, OFS Brands), James Kerrigan, IIDA (Design Principal, Jacobs), Krystal R. Lucero, IIDA (Senior Interior Designer, Edwards + Mulhausen Interior Design), and Robyn Taylor, IIDA, CID (Director of Design, Westgroup Designs).

The 2015 Student Design Competition challenged participants to reimagine the design of the urban university to accommodate multiple functions in a single, multi-level space that combines learning, living, business, and community within the classic academic and current social spheres of higher education.



Seoyoun Yun, Student IIDA
Nayeong (Chloe) Oh, Student IIDA
California College of the Arts

City Within City interprets the structure of a city within a historical building, blending the academic with the social and creating a community among students, faculty, and neighbors.  

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Hyung Kim, Student IIDA
The University of Georgia

Terminal focuses on essential, flexible, and interactive spaces that provide a casual collaborative work environment and offer all of the resources necessary to inspire creativity.

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Kaltham Alkuwari
Fessal Eleglah
Mariam AlKhamis
Majdulin Nasr Allah
Sahar Ansar
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

By visually connecting the various spaces through the manipulation of levels, Social Steps creates a sense of community and engagement.

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