IIDA Announces Interior Design Competition Winners

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the six winners of the 44th annual Interior Design Competition, which honors outstanding, innovative, and original design. The winning projects were selected from a group of 13 finalists.

“We are pleased to announce the winners of the IIDA Interior Design Competition,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “This annual competition has long attracted the best in international design and honors the highest level of design achievement from firms whose innovation and creative execution pushes the boundaries of what interior environments can achieve. These inspired spaces represent both ingenuity and function for living, working, and playing.”

The Interior Design Competition winners are:

Project: Centerbridge at Seagram Building, New York, NY, USA
Firm: LSM, Washington, DC, USA

Project: Hyundai Capital Convention Hall, Seoul, South Korea
Firm: Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Project: MARS, Santa Monica, CA
Firm: Giorgio Borruso Design, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA

Project: Milken Community Schools Guerin Family Institute and Architecture + Design Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Firm: Lehrer Architects LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Project: NeueHouse Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Firm: Rockwell Group, New York, NY, USA

Project: Paper Space, Taipei, Taiwan
Firm: J.C. Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan

The winners were chosen by a jury of design experts, including Carlos Madrid, Lead Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jon Otis, IIDA, Founder and Principal of OlA – Object Agency; and Suzanne Tick, Affiliate IIDA, Founder, Suzanne Tick Inc.

“The caliber of the entries in all categories was extremely high. The jurors could see the connections made between the firms and their clients as the feel and touch of the spaces were so diverse and thoughtful,” said Tick on behalf of the jury.

A Best of Competition winner will be announced at the IIDA annual black-tie gala, COOL, on June 11, 2017. Winning projects are featured on the IIDA website and will be included the May an issue of Interior Design magazine, the publishing partner for the competitions, as well as promoted on IIDA social media to more than 300,000 followers. For questions and more information, please contact Liz Moran, IIDA design competitions director, at lmoran@iida.org.

About International Interior Design AssociationThe International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org