Student Design Competition
Welcome to the 10th Annual Student Design Competition: Repurpose for Today.
We are excited to announce that HGTV is the sponsor for this program and encourage you to enter - the winners will recieve national recognition through both ASID and HGTV!
How can you, as a designer, create an environment that helps address a current social crisis? Show us your solution and you could win $2,000 and national recognition of your work—exposing your talent to over 30,000 ASID designers! The competition is now closed and we welcome you to select your favorite through our public voting portal!
Barbara Marini, FASID, ASID President, is principal of her own commercial interior design firm, Marini Interiors Inc. since 1987. She recently served in the capacity of interior design program chair at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Troy, MI and successfully led the CIDA accreditation. She has been actively engaged in interior design education for over 15 years, including at the College for Creative Studies and Eastern Michigan University and is a frequent speaker on design related issues. Barb is currently a doctoral candidate at EMU in the College of Educational Leadership.
As the host and creative force behind The House Counselor on HGTVRemodels.com, Laurie March, Associate ASID, is known for her approach to remodeling, which focuses on managing both the emotional and the tactical parts of a project. A third generation remodeler, Laurie’s own passion for home improvement and remodeling was unearthed while remodeling her own 1920’s Spanish style home. In 2005 Laurie founded Improvemental, a project management and design firm that has become a recognized fixture in the Los Angeles remodeling scene – completing over 50 homes for a highly discerning who’s who of writers, producers, and executives in LA. She is an ASID Associate member, has been acknowledged as ‘40 under 40’ in Residential Remodeling by Professional Remodeler Magazine, and has been featured on Wake Up With Al Roker and in Lucky Magazine, Design*Sponge and USA Today.
Susan S. Szenasy is Editor in Chief of METROPOLIS, the award-winning New York City-based magazine of architecture and design. Since 1986 she has lead the magazine through decades of landmark design journalism, achieving domestic and international recognition. She is internationally recognized as an authority on sustainability and design. She’s on the board of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Interior Design department and Center for Architecture Advisory. Susan holds an MA in Modern European History from Rutgers University, and honorary doctorates from Kendall College of Art and Design, the Art Center College of Design, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She lives in New York’s East Village in a small loft designed by Harry Allen, where she moved after 9/11 to reduce her ecological footprint.
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New Solutions For Existing Structures: As designers, we must continue to create new solutions and uses for outdated buildings.
In today's society, new information comes at us faster than ever before, through all forms of media—and social media spreads that information even faster. Technology and our built environment are changing at an even faster pace as well. It is said that the 20th century advanced technology 10 times faster than the previous century and in the 21st century, our advancements will be 1000 times the previous century. This leads our environments to become obsolete at an ever faster pace.
We can no longer afford to continue to expand our urban footprint at the pace we have been going. It is a huge cost in terms of resources, infrastructure and impact on the environment. Creating mixed use, walkable neighborhoods is key in working toward the future. However, this must be done within existing urban and suburban areas and not only in new developments. This entails utilizing existing structures in new ways.
We are also in a time of increasing disparity between the haves and have-nots. Yet, through all of this, our society is still in a "disposable" mindset. How many things that are thrown out or abandoned could be put to use in new and productive ways? Think small or large in terms of what can be reused. Recent examples include turning a shipping container into a residence and an entire 1.5 mile elevated train track becoming a park called the High Line in New York City.
Design is not just about creating aesthetically pleasing environments. It is about solving problems and creating and innovative solutions. Every day we are bombarded with stories of issues we face in our society, including homelessness, abuse of women and children, malnutrition, starvation, etc. How can you as a designer create an environment that helps address a current social crisis?
Scour the media to come up with a social issue on which you think you can make an impact. Then find a building, trailer, bus, train or other environment that you can use to address and transform the social issue by repurposing for today. Utilize creative and critical thinking skills to develop an informed design.
Interior design students nationwide will submit designs to support their concept in addition to an inspiration board/ video/slideshow that shows visual imagery for the social issue they have identified.
Call To Action: Scour the media to come up with an issue on which you think you can make an impact. A synopsis of the problem will need to be provided to the judges. Then find a building, trailer, bus, train or other environment that you can use to transform the social issue you are addressing in your project. Utilize creative and critical thinking skills to develop an "informed design." Ensure that your project takes into account ergonomics, anthropometrics, sustainability, demographics, cost and all appropriate codes.
As technology continues to expand, design presentations are no longer just two-dimensional plans and inspiration boards. Three-dimensional images, video and internet accessible presentations are becoming more and more important in the design world. These videos not only show the actual design results, but are also a way to convey your design inspiration. Part of your presentation must include a video or slide show that represents—in visual imagery, words and/or music—the issue you are addressing in your project.
Each entry will need to include a design board and supporting visual imagery file.
A minimum of one board and a maximum of five boards will be accepted. File formats that are accepted for each 11x17 inch design board: JPG, PDF, PNG, GIF.
Each entry must include one visual inspiration file. File formats that are accepted for accompanying visual imagery: JPG, PDF, PNG, GIF, MOV, MP3.
*This can be news clippings, images, videos, drawings, photographs- show us YOUR inspiration!
Past ASID Student Design Competition Concepts and Winners:
- 2011 ASID Student Design Competition
- 2010 ASID Student Design Competition Concept, Winner and Honorable Mention
- 2009 Student Design Competition
- 2008 Student Design Competition
- 2007 Student Design Competition Winner
- 2006 Student Design Award Winner
- 2005 Student Design Competition Winner