Shanghai Godolphin Named Winner of IIDA Will Ching Design Competition

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is proud to announce the firm Shanghai Godolphin as the winner of the 25th annual Will Ching Design Competition for the International Wine and Spirits Museum in Shanghai, China. The Will Ching Design Competition honors outstanding commercial interior design projects from firms of five employees or fewer.

“The submissions to this year’s Will Ching Design Competition represented the highest caliber of commercial interior design,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “We are so pleased to recognize Shanghai Godolphin as the winner of this competition for its original, innovative, and creative execution of the International Wine and Spirits Museum.”

The winner was 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 International Wine and Spirits Museum showcases sustainable design and architectural invention at its best,” said Tick on behalf of the jury. “The use of wine crates for display and structural art connects culture and commerce and speaks to the beauty and simplicity of this project.”

The winning project will be celebrated at the IIDA black-tie gala COOL and included in the May issue of Interior Design magazine, the publishing partner for the competition. Images of the winning project can be viewed on the IIDA website. For more information, contact Liz Moran, IIDA design competitions director, at

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