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2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the IIDA Student Design Charette where IIDA Student Members from around the United States team up and compete in a live, onsite competition at NeoCon in Chicago every June. Students have less than six hours to design a space, put together a presentation, and pitch their concept to a panel of esteemed judges.

Nominations from interior design professors at accredited colleges are currently being accepted for undergraduate juniors and seniors who would like to participate in the 2016 Student Design Charette. Please email Abby Smith at for more information.

2015 Winners 

2015 iida student charette first place winners

1st Place Team

Alyssa Smith, Student IIDA, Kansas State University
Minji Lee, Student IIDA, Academy of Art University
Leah Gold, Student IIDA, University of Missouri
Laura Aguirres, Student IIDA, Colorado State University
Caitlin Daly, Student IIDA, Harrington College of Design

2nd Place Team

Katherine Clifford, Student IIDA, The Ohio State University
Cassandra Stanley, Student IIDA, Pittsburg State University
Linda Hernandez, Student IIDA, Columbia College Chicago
Christina Wilson, Student IIDA, University of North Texas
Danya Hyder, Student IIDA, Art Institute of Portland

Honorable Mention

Tara Headley, Student IIDA, Savannah College of Art & Design – Atlanta
Johann Nickels, Student IIDA, California State University, Long Beach
Trina Phillips, Student IIDA, Southern Illinois University
Abigail Carlson, Student IIDA, University of Minnesota
Sara Venecek, Student IIDA, College of DuPage

People's Choice

Kaitlin O’Connell, Student IIDA, Kendall College of Art & Design at Ferris State University
Samantha Hurrell, Student IIDA, University of Missouri
Madison Davis, Student IIDA, Texas Tech University
Uris Giron, Student IIDA, Washington State University
Elizabeth Loxterkamp, Student IIDA, University of Cincinnati


Student Charette Video

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

2016 Student Events

June 12, 2016

IIDA Annual Meeting, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

June 14, 2016

IIDA Sponsored Keynote Speaker + Book Signing: David Rockwell, 8 - 9 a.m.

Student Design Charette, 9 a.m – 3 p.m.

Charette Judging, 3 - 5 p.m.

June 15, 2016

IIDA Career Bootcamp, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

ASID Career Exchange, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Charette Winners Reception, 3 - 5 p.m.


Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

Business Interiors by Staples 

Silver Sponsor

Winners Reception Sponsor
Charette Administrator