Design Excellence Awards
In the Spring of each year, we send out the Call for Entries for our Chapter’s Design Excellence Awards. Interior Designers, student designers, and industry partners who are members in good standing are able to submit their work for recognition. The winning designers are announced at the annual Design Excellence Awards Gala held in August of the same year.
The 2014 Entry Packets are due March 28, 2014, at the new ASID office.
Entries are judged by out-of-state ASID designers on the basis of scale and proportion, color and composition, design creativity, function, solutions appropriate to the design criteria, and materials. A fee per entry is required. Each entry must follow the exact rules as detailed in the Call for Entries, and include the application form, a PowerPoint presentation, high resolution photos, and a completed checklist of requirements.
Design Excellence Award categories are:
#1 – Singular Space – only one room or area of an residence
#2 – Residence Under 3,500 SF – total livable square footage
#3 – Residence 3,500 – 6,000 SF – total livable square footage
#4 – Residence over 6,000 SF – total livable square footage
#5 – Model Space – of singular home, condo, or apartment
#6 – Total Remodel – of singular home, condo or apartment
#7 – Special Function Space – i.e., media room, home office, wine cellar, patio, etc.
#8 – Kitchen, new or remodeled
#9 – Bathroom, new or remodeled
#10 – Universal Design – product or environment for use by all ages and abilities
#11 – Business Office Space under 5,000 SF – must be a commercial space
#12 – Business Office Space over 5,000 SF – must be a commercial space
#13 – Senior Living Facility – i.e., independent, assisted care, nursing facility
#14 – Retail Space
#15 – Public or Educational Facility - i.e., municipal, theater, church, recreation center
#16 - Hospitality Facility – i.e., hotel, country club, spa, restaurant
#17 – Healthcare Facility – i.e., medical office, rehab center, hospital
#18 – Singular Space – only one room or area of a commercial property
#19 – Special Function Space – i.e., lobby, office, lavatory, conference room, or classroom
Residential or Commercial
#20 - Outdoor Living Space
#21 - Green Design – utilizing REGREEN practices, resource list must be provided
#22 - Adaptive Use
#23 - Historic Space – must retain the original integrity of the space through use of similar materials
#24 - Emerging Professional – must provide proof of graduation; installation must have occurred after graduation date; cannot be a conceptual project
#25 - Aging in Place
Product Design / Design Element
#26 - Furniture – must be a movable produced item; i.e., case goods, upholstered piece
#27 - Fixtures – must be a produced, permanently installed item; i.e., cabinetry, lighting, stair railing, fountain
#28 - Element – must be a produced item; i.e., mosaic tile, permanent artwork
#29 - Reuse / Repurposed Design – item that is made from an existing item, must provide before and after photos
Industry Partner Product Design
#30 - Lighting Fixture - submitted by an Industry Partner and for an Industry Partner’s product line; product Line must be named.
#31 - Tile - submitted by an Industry Partner and for an Industry Partner’s product line; product Line must be named.
#32 - Furniture - submitted by an Industry Partner and for an Industry Partner’s product line; product Line must be named.
#33 - Millwork - submitted by an Industry Partner and for an Industry Partner’s product line; product Line must be named.
#34 - Fixture (non-lighting) - submitted by an Industry Partner and for an Industry Partner’s product line; product Line must be named.
#35 – Commissioned – submitted by an Industry Partner for a specific designer’s project; includes any item custom made, one-of-a-kind, or stand-alone.
If you have questions regarding the entry process, please email the Awards Committee Director.
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