Judges

The panel of three judges will evaluate entries on:

1. Innovation and creativity – 20%
2. Coherence and functionality – 20%
3. Human and environmental impact – 20%
4. Fulfillment of the program requirements and additional contributions above and beyond the basic program – 20%
5. Presentation – 20%

Erika Moody, IIDA

Principal
Blackbird Design Studio

In 2013, Erika Moody co-created Blackbird Design Studio in Kansas City, MO, a smaller studio environment that is not afraid to blur the edges of architecture, Interior Design and product design. As a Principal at the firm, Erika brings with her 17 years of shared project experience, balancing data with big ideas to create original places, spaces, and products that enhance daily life.  

Robyn Taylor, IIDA, CID

Director of Design 
Westgroup Designs

Robyn Taylor is the Director of Design for Westgroup Designs in Irvine, CA. Practicing for 28 years in the Commercial Interior Design industry, Robyn is regarded as an expert in the delivery of transformational solutions for high technology, professional service firms, and creative environments. Inventive and inspiring, she uses proven thought leadership - integrating solid strategy and strong concepts - to help decision makers gain alignment regarding their business challenges. Robyn has been involved with IIDA since its inception and was on the Board of Directors from 2005 to 2011.

Betsy Vohs, Associate IIDA, Associate AIA, LEED AP ID+C

Senior Associate
Gensler

Betsy Vohs is a Senior Associate and one of the office leaders at Gensler in the Minneapolis office. Her background in architecture and Interior Design gives her a unique perspective that she uses to lead project teams. Her professional career has included projects in hospitality, workplace, commercial office buildings, mixed-use developments, and professional service firms.