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Student Design Competition Guidelines


Who Should Enter

This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

School projects already completed may be reinterpreted and/or edited to meet the requirements of this competition. If the school project was completed as a group, all members must agree in writing to enter the reinterpreted and/or edited project, and all members must be listed as participants on the entry form.

Submission Requirements

Your project must be submitted digitally through the competition website from Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, to Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Central time. Each submission must include the following:

  1. Project/Contact Info (entry form)
    1. Participant name(s)
    2. Member ID (if a current member)
    3. Project title
    4. Contact info
    5. 500-word project description outlining why your concept demonstrates the best solution for the Ambulatory Surgery Center
  2. (1) 24”x36” digital presentation board in PDF format not to exceed 15MB containing:
    1. (1) Dimensioned floor plan drawn to scale
    2. (1) Furniture and materials plan
      1. You may combine the dimensioned floor plan and furniture plans.
    3. (1) Reflected ceiling plan (Assume the ceiling is a blank slate.)
    4. (2) to (4) Renderings of the completed space
    5. (2) Additional drawings of the space (elevation, perspective, isometric, axonometric, orthographic)
    6. Additional elements to convey the overall concept including, but not limited to, furniture and fixture specifications, color palettes, wall sections, electrical plans, schedules, additional renderings, etc.
    7. File name: SDC + initials + year_board (SDCLHH2019_board.pdf)
  3. Individual JPEG digital submissions of the (10) to (12) required drawings/renderings outlined above saved as:
    1. JPG format
    2. RGB color mode
    3. Maximum size of 1MB per image
    4. File name: SDC + initials + year_number (SDCLHH2019_1.jpg)
    5. Document dimensions not to exceed 11”x17”

NOTE: Do not place your name or other identifying information on your board or you may be disqualified.


Entry Fees

Individual Entries
IIDA Student Members: $25 
Non-members: $50

Team Entries
IIDA Student Members: $40 (at least one student on the team must be an IIDA Student Member)
Non-members: $80

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