The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the winners of its 2013 Student Sustainable Design Competition. The contest, open to all college students in interior design or related academic programs, collected entries from all over the country.
The judging panel for the competition included Amy Campos of San Francisco-based Amy Campos Architect; Tim Gajewski of Culver, Calif.-based Wolcott Architecture | Interiors; and Robert Moylan of Washington, D.C.-based Smithgroup JJR.
“The general trend of sustainable design has grown from standard energy, efficiency, and resource concerns to include material, community, weather, disaster relief, and health issues,” Campos said in a press release. “It was nice to see this evolution of sustainable design represented in the projects we saw this year. They addressed the big ideas of sustainability with an exemplary consistency and follow-through.”
Winners of the 2013 Student Sustainable Design Competition are as follows:
First Place $1,500 cash prize: Jenny Chang and Azarel Marrufo (Arizona State University), for their project THE EDGE.
“The consistent design, from the exterior and urban planning through the interior space melds the project seamlessly as a whole, taking sustainability by addressing larger social implications and interior design’s effect on the broader social community rather than just the client and location itself,” Moylan said.
Second Place $1,000 cash prize: Michelle Meléndez (Seminole State College of Florida) for her project of the College of Communication and Public Relations.
“This project applied sustainable strategy in a regional manner, clearly and thoroughly working through the urban and regional issues and detailed the elements of interior design,” Gajewski said. “We were impressed by the designer’s ability to make such a complex project easy to read and navigate.”
People's Choice Award with prize of free Apple iPad and IIDA student membership: Tegan Deering (Academy of Art University) for the Net Zero, Shipping Container Vacation Home.