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4TH ANNUAL IIDA/METROPOLIS SMART ENVIRONMENTS AWARDS

September 8, 2009, Chicago, IL – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is pleased to announce the fourth annual Smart Environments Awards, co-sponsored by publishing partner Metropolis magazine. Interior design and architecture professionals and teams practicing legally in their jurisdictions may enter projects completed in 2009 or that have not been published previously. All project types and sizes are eligible, as long as they exhibit an integrated approach to design that merges beauty and intelligence with a genuine concern for the environment and human well-being. Three winners will be selected from projects across the spectrum of design practice.

The jury for the distinguished competition will include Rosalyn Cama, FASID, ECAC, CAMA, Inc.; Jean Hansen, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP, AAHID, Sustainable Interiors Manager, Sustainable Design Solutions, HDR; and Sadhu Johnston, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Chicago, Mayor's Office.

The judging process is moderated by Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis magazine and Rob Moylan, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate AIA, IIDA Sustainable Forum Advisor, SmithGroup.

The winners of the 2009 Smart Environments Awards™ will be announced at USGBC's Greenbuild Expo 2009 in Phoenix. The deadline to request an Entry Kit is September 24 and the deadline to submit completed entries is October 9; more information is available on IIDA's website.

In a Q&A with IIDA, Ms. Szenasy comments on the integration of sustainability and user well-being in this competition and design as a whole. “This is not just a pretty picture show,” she says. “Smart was a great way to say that 21st century interior design is a highly sophisticated decision-making process that, though beautiful (and it always has to be beautiful!), it is a result of some intricate understanding of everything from material toxicity to manufacturing to shipping to energy use, and much, much more.”

CORE Architecture + Design demonstrated sophisticated decision-making in their 2008 winning submission for Sweetgreen restaurant in Washington, D.C. Not only did the owners and design firm follow strict preservation guidelines during adaptation of the landmarked building, but they worked around a tiny footprint of 460-square-feet to create a completely sustainable restaurant.

This year in particular, cutting edge designs for projects featuring accessibility are encouraged. Winning projects will be considered for publication in Metropolis and Metropolismag.com.

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. 

 

IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 Members in ten specialty Forums in 29 Chapters around the world.  Additional information is available on IIDA’s website www.iida.org.

 

 

Contact: Carmen O’Donnell, Communications Manager, 312.379.5147, codonnell@iida.org

 

4th Annual IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Awards


September 8, 2009, Chicago, IL The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is pleased to announce the fourth annual Smart Environments Awards, co-sponsored by publishing partner Metropolis magazine. Interior design and architecture professionals and teams practicing legally in their jurisdictions may enter projects completed in 2009 or that have not been published previously. All project types and sizes are eligible, as long as they exhibit an integrated approach to design that merges beauty and intelligence with a genuine concern for the environment and human well-being. Three winners will be selected from projects across the spectrum of design practice.

 

The jury for the distinguished competition will include Rosalyn Cama, FASID, ECAC, CAMA, Inc.; Jean Hansen, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP, AAHID, Sustainable Interiors Manager, Sustainable Design Solutions, HDR; and Sadhu Johnston, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Chicago, Mayor's Office.

 

The judging process is moderated by Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis magazine and Rob Moylan, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate AIA, IIDA Sustainable Forum Advisor, SmithGroup.

The winners of the 2009 Smart Environments Awards™ will be announced at USGBC's Greenbuild Expo 2009 in Phoenix. The deadline to request an Entry Kit is September 24 and the deadline to submit completed entries is October 9; more information is available on IIDA's website.

 

In a Q&A with IIDA, Ms. Szenasy comments on the integration of sustainability and user well-being in this competition and design as a whole. “This is not just a pretty picture show,” she says. “Smart was a great way to say that 21st century interior design is a highly sophisticated decision-making process that, though beautiful (and it always has to be beautiful!), it is a result of some intricate understanding of everything from material toxicity to manufacturing to shipping to energy use, and much, much more.”

CORE Architecture + Design demonstrated sophisticated decision-making in their 2008 winning submission for Sweetgreen restaurant in Washington, D.C. Not only did the owners and design firm follow strict preservation guidelines during adaptation of the landmarked building, but they worked around a tiny footprint of 460-square-feet to create a completely sustainable restaurant.

This year in particular, cutting edge designs for projects featuring accessibility are encouraged. Winning projects will be considered for publication in Metropolis and Metropolismag.com.

# # #

 

 

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. 

 

IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 Members in ten specialty Forums in 29 Chapters around the world.  Additional information is available on IIDA’s website www.iida.org.

 

 

4TH ANNUAL IIDA/METROPOLIS SMART ENVIRONMENTS AWARDS

Contact: Carmen O’Donnell, Communications Manager, 312.379.5147, codonnell@iida.org

September 8, 2009, Chicago, IL – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is pleased to announce the fourth annual Smart Environments Awards, co-sponsored by publishing partner Metropolis magazine. Interior design and architecture professionals and teams practicing legally in their jurisdictions may enter projects completed in 2009 or that have not been published previously. All project types and sizes are eligible, as long as they exhibit an integrated approach to design that merges beauty and intelligence with a genuine concern for the environment and human well-being. Three winners will be selected from projects across the spectrum of design practice.

The jury for the distinguished competition will include Rosalyn Cama, FASID, ECAC, CAMA, Inc.; Jean Hansen, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP, AAHID, Sustainable Interiors Manager, Sustainable Design Solutions, HDR; and Sadhu Johnston, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Chicago, Mayor's Office.

The judging process is moderated by Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis magazine and Rob Moylan, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate AIA, IIDA Sustainable Forum Advisor, SmithGroup.

The winners of the 2009 Smart Environments Awards™ will be announced at USGBC's Greenbuild Expo 2009 in Phoenix. The deadline to request an Entry Kit is September 24 and the deadline to submit completed entries is October 9; more information is available on IIDA's website.

In a Q&A with IIDA, Ms. Szenasy comments on the integration of sustainability and user well-being in this competition and design as a whole. “This is not just a pretty picture show,” she says. “Smart was a great way to say that 21st century interior design is a highly sophisticated decision-making process that, though beautiful (and it always has to be beautiful!), it is a result of some intricate understanding of everything from material toxicity to manufacturing to shipping to energy use, and much, much more.”

CORE Architecture + Design demonstrated sophisticated decision-making in their 2008 winning submission for Sweetgreen restaurant in Washington, D.C. Not only did the owners and design firm follow strict preservation guidelines during adaptation of the landmarked building, but they worked around a tiny footprint of 460-square-feet to create a completely sustainable restaurant.

This year in particular, cutting edge designs for projects featuring accessibility are encouraged. Winning projects will be considered for publication in Metropolis and Metropolismag.com.

# # #

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. 

IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 Members in ten specialty Forums in 29 Chapters around the world.  Additional information is available on IIDA’s website www.iida.org.