IIDA Announces Winners of Two Prominent Design Competitions

Corporate Space Large winner: CCD Global Headquarters Office – Photo credit Wang Ting

Honorees recognized at the 49th Annual Interior Design Competition and 30th Annual Will Ching Design Competition

IIDA is honored to announce the winners of two prestigious design competitions: the 49th Annual Interior Design Competition, celebrating innovation and creativity in the industry, as well as the 30th Annual Will Ching Design Competition, which honors the work of commercial design firms with five or fewer employees.

“The extraordinary work submitted in all categories offers insight into how designers are driving the future of the built space,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “It is an honor to witness such remarkable talent across continents and project types, with both finalists and winning projects showcasing their outstanding achievements.”

The winners of the two award competitions were selected by Kuchar Studio Owner and Creative Director, Sarah Kuchar-Parkinson, IIDA; Leyden Lewis Design Studio Founder and Creative Director, Leyden Lewis; and Wimberly Interiors SVP and Global Director, Margaret McMahon.

“While all of the finalists displayed exceptional work, we take immense pride in recognizing these winners for their remarkable designs,” said Lewis on behalf of the jury. “Irrespective of the firm’s size or project complexity, the industry witnesses exceptional design every day, and these winners exemplify just that.”

Public Spaces & Commercial Lobbies winner: 800 Fulton Market – Photo credit Dave Burk (c) SOM

The Interior Design Competition winners include:

Corporate Space Large (1,000 square meters and above)
Project: CCD Global Headquarters Office, Shenzhen, China
Firm: CCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Shenzhen, China

Entertainment (casinos, performing arts centers, sports arenas, theaters)
Project: Capital One Hall, Tysons, Virginia
Firm: HGA, Minneapolis

Public Spaces & Commercial Lobbies
Project: 800 Fulton Market, Chicago
Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago

Restaurants, Lounges, & Bars
Project: The Moving Kitchen, Taipei, Taiwan
Firm: JC Architecture & Design, Taipei, Taiwan

Retail (Stores, Boutiques)
Project: LAK Concept Store, Guangzhou, China
Firm: PONE Architecture, Guangzhou, China

Showrooms & Exhibition Spaces
Project: Dong Fureng House Museum, Ningbo, China
Firm: WIT Design & Research, Beijing

The Will Ching Design Competition winner is:

Restaurants, Lounges, & Bars
Project: kann, Portland, Oregon
Firm: Fieldwork, Portland, Oregon

kann – Photo credit Shelsi Lindquist

The finalists and winners of both competitions will be recognized and celebrated during Revel in Design, IIDA’s black-tie event, at The Ritz-Carlton at Water Tower Place, Chicago on Sunday, June 11 from 7 – 11 p.m. Additionally, the Best of Competition winner will be announced during this celebration. For tickets to Revel in Design, please see here. For more information on the Interior Design Competition winners, please view here, and for the Will Ching Competition winners, view here. For questions in regards to this or other IIDA design competitions, please contact competitions@IIDA.org.


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 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. IIDA.org.