Student Design Competition
2013 ASID STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION: SHELTER
Supporting the needs of a community in crisis
How can you, as an interior designer, create a temporary shelter that addresses and supports the health, safety and welfare of a community in crisis? Show us your solution and you could win $2,000 and national recognition of your work — exposing your talent to more than 28,000 ASID designers! The winner will also be flown out to Los Angeles for a one-night stay to attend the red carpet ASID Awards Gala, Celebration in June 2014.
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According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website, mass care sheltering can involve living with many people in a confined space for a short or a long period of time. Clearly, this can be difficult and can lead to conflict among individuals, possibly creating an even more stressful situation. Transitional shelters must potentially accommodate a large number of disparate individuals in crisis, with a variety of needs. In order to successfully design a shelter, a designer must develop a “needs analysis” to ensure that the design program meets the specific needs of all those who will use the space. While a shelter may have a dominant purpose (e.g., to heal, educate, feed or sleep) all emergency environments should address locations for sanitation, power, food, water and basic supplies. Areas for assembly and rest, accessible for various abilities and ages, are also vital components. How can you as an interior designer create a functional and pleasing environment that alleviates the effects of stress and provides a “safe haven” when disaster strikes?
Interior design is not just about creating aesthetically pleasing places; it is about solving problems and providing functional environments that support the quality of life for all. Every day we are bombarded with stories of crises we face in our world — namely, natural disasters and the sudden havoc they wreak on people and their communities. This design competition looks for insightful and creative interior design ideas for ways that existing, vacant buildings can be temporarily converted into shelters that address and support the health, safety, and welfare of a community in crisis.
**Please download the full competition overview for more information and requirements in submitting.
COMPETITION DATES + FEES:
Close: Midnight EST on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
(no late submissions will be considered)
Judging will occur in January/February 2014 and winners announced in February.
$35 for ASID Student Members
$75 for Non-ASID Students
Past ASID Student Design Competition Concepts and Winners:
- 2012 ASID Student Design Competition
- 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