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2016 Student Design Competition Winners


student design competition 2016

IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 IIDA Student Design Competition: The Social Station.

The jury panel included: Nick Blessinger (Director of Marketing and Education, OFS Brands), Krystal R. Lucero, IIDA (Senior Interior Designer, Edwards + Mulhausen Interior Design), Robyn Taylor, IIDA, CID (Director of Design, Westgroup Designs), and Betsy Vohs, Associate IIDA, Associate AIA, LEED AP ID+C (Founder & CEO, Studio BV).

The 2016 Student Design Competition challenged participants to create Social Station — a first-of-its-kind co-working space specialized for today’s social retailers. 



Blair Lehman, Student IIDA
Monica Wilder
Marywood University School of Architecture

The CONNECTION Network links a work environment for social retailers with the retail environment. Each company is provided with an individual work zone, but the central nuclei serve as a collaboration space for all companies. Consumers can see products being made in the collaborative workshop, nucleus number two, and purchase products in the central nucleus shared by retailers.

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Marie Melvin, Student IIDA
British Academy of Interior Design

GROW is a first-of-its-kind space where makers and retailers can co-work by day and sell by night in a wellness-oriented environment for flourishing businesses. Its airy, light-filled space brings nature indoors, creating a soothing and inspiring atmosphere where workers can be highly productive and collaborative. Once laptops are stowed for the day, GROW transforms into a hip shopping experience for visitors with a taste for social retail.

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Hao Wu, Student IIDA
New York School of Interior Design

An interior park not only provides a flexible “social station” where visitors can enjoy a variety of paths and programmed areas, but it also offers a healthy space that supports employees. It encourages a sense of community, enhancing the experience of co-working spaces and social retail. A vertical green wall and a green carpet symbolize the lawn; water is symbolized by mirror and glass; and park-like walls divide the space, control the noise, and provide security.

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