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IIDA names winners of Student Design Competition
Apr 6, 2016

The IIDA has announced the winners of its 11th annual Student Design Competition, which invited participants to imagine the future of an urban university mixed-use building. 


First-place project, “City Within City,” by Seoyoun Yun and Nayeong (Chloe) Oh

“Students are uniquely positioned to rethink how educational institutions are designed, and this year’s Student Design Competition gave us the opportunity to see how the future of our industry will approach big challenges with big ideas,” said IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl S. Durst. “I’m pleased that the entries displayed cutting-edge innovation, creative thinking and real-world design solutions.”

Competition judges included Nick Blessinger, director of marketing and education at OFS Brands; James Kerrigan, design principal at Jacobs; Krystal R. Lucero, senior interior designer at Edwards + Mulhausen Interior Design; and Robyn Taylor, director of design at Westgroup Designs.

Seoyoun Yun, Student IIDA, and Nayeong (Chloe) Oh, Student IIDA, of the California College of the Arts, won first prize honors and $2,500 for their project, “City Within City.” Hyung Kim, Student IIDA, of the University of Georgia, captured second place and won $1,500 for her project, “Terminal.” Third place and $750 went to Kaltham Alkuwari, Fessal Eleglah, Mariam Al-Khamis, Majdulin Nasr Allah, and Sahar Ansari of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar for their entry, “Social Steps.”  

“There was an impressive range of original design thinking evident in the submissions. A consistent theme in the top entries was the successful articulation of design thought and planning resolution combined with an impressive clarity in graphic presentation. Congratulations to all the winners,” said Kerrigan, on behalf of the judges.

Check out the all the winning projects.

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