About the Student Design Competition
The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.
The 2014 IIDA SDC invites you to evolve the concept of the open office to offer employees’ a workplace that encourages health, well-being, collaboration, and productivity.
Students are encouraged to investigate how the modern employee works and what elements are required to increase workplace well-being, thereby increasing productivity and job satisfaction. Think about all the things that a well-designed office dedicated to well-being would include – mobility, privacy, natural light, exercise opportunities, outdoor access. Then, incorporate it with the standard functions of an open office – productivity, collaboration, camaraderie, reduced office footprint, corporate cultural, breaking down corporate hierarchy.
For details on the program requirements, submission requirements, and resources, please download the full creative brief.
This competition is open to students around the world who are currently enrolled at an Interior Design program or institution. Participants can enter individually or as a team (maximum 5 people).
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.
Please review the SDC guidelines for information on who should enter and competition requirements.
1. IIDA Student Members: $20.00
2. Non-Members: $65.00
Competition Open: November 12, 2014