The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the winners of two of its annual two interior design competitions: the 38th Annual Interior Design Competition and the 19th Annual Will Ching Design Competition. The winners demonstrate the breadth of project types that design can touch, and yet share a common ability to challenge our thinking and inspire our ambitions.
The six winners in the 38th Annual Interior Design Competition were chosen from almost 400 projects submitted in Commercial, Education/Institutional, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Residential and Retail/Showroom. The winners were Clive Wilkinson Architects for One Shelley Street in Sydney, Australia; Aidlin Darling Design for Bar Agricole in San Francisco; Gabellini Sheppard Associates for David Yurman Townhouse in New York; Gensler for Nokia in Sunnyvale, CA; ZGF Architects for John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes at the University of Oregon in Eugene; and TonyChi and Associates for Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel in New York.
In addition, SPARC – San Francisco Patient and Resource Center in San Francisco, CA, designed by Sand Studios in San Francisco, CA, was chosen as the winner of the 19th Annual Will Ching Design Competition, which honors outstanding commercial design by firms of five or fewer individuals.
“Innovation and Excellence in Design were at the cornerstone of the winners of this year’s IDC/WC awards,” stated IIDA President Viveca Bissonnette, who oversaw the judging process. “A wide range of diversity in the design projects submitted by the IIDA Membership and by international design firms was reflected in the almost 400 entries that were received from around the globe in all areas of practice.”
Judges for the distinguished competition included Anita Barnett; Carl D'Aquino of D'Aquino Monaco; Stanford Hughes of Brayton & Hughes Design Studio; and David Grout of Garry Lee Partners. The judging took place February 26, 2011 in Chicago.
All winning projects not previously published will be featured in the NeoCon issue of Interior Design magazine, the publishing partner for the competitions. The judges’ selection for Best of Competition will be officially revealed and all winners will be celebrated at the summer gala known as COOL.