IIDA Announces Winners of the 17th Annual Student Design Competition

IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Student Design Competition, sponsored by OFS and Carolina. The annual competition provides students the opportunity to showcase their talent and creativity while also gaining valuable experience and exposure in the industry. This year’s design challenge asked entrants to create their vision for a behavioral health clinic within a premiere healthcare space.

“The Student Design Competition offers an opportunity to create design solutions, apply design knowledge, and develop relevant industry skills,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “All winners support an emerging generation of recognizable vision, talent, and hard work — vital ingredients to success in this constantly-evolving industry.”

Entries were judged by a panel of design professionals including: Uphealing Founder and Design Principal, Lilliana Alvarado, IIDA; FCA Associate and Project Interior Designer, Alexandra Bonner, IIDA; HKS Senior Interior Designer, Ashleigh Cotter, IIDA; HDR Interior Design Principal, Kristina Johnson, IIDA; CannonDesign Associate and Interior Designer, Dani Sheley, IIDA; NBBJ Associate Interior Designer, Dehne Sibbernsen, IIDA; and OFS National Accounts Director–Healthcare, Natalie Thomas.

“Each of this year’s entrants exhibited a high level of ingenuity and passion,” said Alvarado on behalf of the jury. “While we received a strong number of submissions, the selected winners creatively showcased the necessary elements of a high-functioning behavioral health clinic.”

The 2022 Student Design Competition winners are:


First Place
Arfan Ikhsanul Amal, Hanami Martani, and Arya Putra
Bandung Institute of Technology
Project: Suar Behavioral Health Clinic

Second Place
Marygrace Lee and Molly Taylor, Student IIDA
Mississippi State University
Project: Willow Pediatrics Cleveland Behavioral Health


Third Place
Matthew Canabarro, Nayeon Kwon, Heley Yang, and Nina Yang
Cornell University
Project: Embark

Winners received awards of $2,500, $1,500, and $750, respectively. All winning projects can be viewed on IIDA.org.

For more information or questions in regards to this or other IIDA design competitions, contact Veronica Whitaker at vwhitaker@iida.org.


The International Interior Design Association, known as IIDA, is the commercial interior design association with a 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 advancements 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