IIDA Announces Winners of the 13th Annual Student Design Competition

IIDA Student Design Competition first place winner Homffice by Nanmei Jiang, Ara Kim, and Wan Ting Hsieh of NYSID.

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is proud to announce the winners of the 13th annual Student Design Competition, sponsored by OFS Brands. This year’s competition challenged participants to design the new marketing and sales support office at OFS Brands Headquarters in Huntingburg, Indiana.

“Students of interior design have the fresh perspectives that will be required to drive the industry toward the future of design – one that makes a positive impact on both employees and the public at large,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “The creativity and ingenuity displayed in the submissions this year point toward a continued tradition of great work from students of interior design.”

Entries were judged by a panel of design professionals, including Nick Blessinger, director of marketing and education, OFS Brands; Lindzey Duval, Student IIDA, interior design coordinator, HDR; and Betsy Vohs, founder and CEO, Studio BV.

Congratulations to Nanmei Jiang, Student IIDA; Ara Kim, Student IIDA; and Wan Ting Hsieh, Student IIDA of the New York School of Interior Design, who won first place and $2,500 for their project, Homffice.

Veronica Sanders, Student IIDA and Dana Shihabeddin of the University of Texas at Arlington received second place honors and $1,500 for their project, Regeneration.

Third place and $750 went to Hannah Monroe and Brooke Pogue of Mississippi State University for their project, Into the Woods.

The winning projects can be viewed on the IIDA website. For more information, contact Liz Moran, IIDA design competitions director, at lmoran@iida.org.

About International Interior Design Association

The 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