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Student Design Charette
9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Exhibit Floor Charette, 7-2105, Merchandise Mart, Chicago

This year's Student Design Charette at NeoCon took place on Tuesday, June 11. Doubled in size from last year's competition, the 2013 IIDA Student Design Charette featured 10 student teams faced with the same design challenge and a limited time in which to solve it. A jury of prominent Designers, architects and industry leaders critiqued each team's solution and selected the winners. Additionally, for the first time this year, show attendees had the opportunity to cast their ballot for the People's Choice Award.

Visit our Charette Gallery for more photos.

1st Place Team

Juan Devia, Student IIDA, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Moeko Hara, 
Student IIDA, New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
Chelsea Hughes, Student IIDA, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Heather Nyc, Student IIDA, Illinois State University
Elizabeth Young, Student IIDA, Purdue University

2nd Place Team

Kate Hespenheide, Student IIDA, California State University - Long Beach
Megan May, Student IIDA, Art Institute of Atlanta
Melanie Murata, Student IIDA, Florida State University
Sarah Schaub, Student IIDA, Philadelphia University

People's Choice Award

Sara Allen, Student IIDA, University of North Texas
Carrol Casburn, Student IIDA, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Wiliam Fisher, Student IIDA, Kansas State University
Alexandra Leigh, Student IIDA, Virginia Commonwealth University
Amy Ogonowski, Student IIDA, Savannah College of Art & Design - Atlanta

Images from this year's event can be found in our online gallery.

For more information about next years competition, contact Monica De Angelis at

A Special Thank You

Thank you to our Platinum Charette Sponsor Herman Miller and our Winner's Reception Sponsor DIRTT for their generosity:


A special thanks to our 2013 Charette Administrators, marquardt+ for their help in creating and overseeing this year’s event.



2013 Student Charette Video

Watch as we follow one team throughout their IIDA Student Charette journey!

For more information about the competition winners visit the Charette Webpage

NeoCon Student Events

June 9, 2013

  • IIDA Annual Meeting
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

June 11, 2013

June 12, 2013