ABOUT THE DESIGN AWARDS

The most prominent and celebrated event of the year, the Design Awards honors the incredible spaces completed by firms across New England. This unique event is truly the ‘Oscars’ of our industry, shining a spotlight on the multi-faceted teams that make every project a success. With diverse categories ranging from Workplace, Residential & Hospitality to Healthcare, Higher Ed & Research Lab, all entries are professionally juried by celebrity designers and industry professionals from across the country. A Student Awards component highlights the rising stars in our area and are tallied by local firm leaders. Expect an extravagant affair with a multimedia experience featuring exclusive video content, project photography and guest presenters – all culminating in a title worth bragging about for years to come – Best In Show.


HOW IT WORKS

SUBMISSION: Design firms with offices in New England are invited to submit their projects from the past year for consideration in the IIDA NE Design Awards. Call for entries for the 2021 event will be announced soon. Projects are submitted electronically on our event website iidanedesignawards.org. 

JUDGING: Judging takes place by Interior Design Industry Professionals who reside outside of New England. Firm name, client information and other project details are omitted to keep the process anonymous. Scores are tallied within a variety of subcategories with the total based upon 50% Project Narrative and Floor Plans and 50% Project Photography.

AWARDS: Winning entries are announced at the event with one winner chosen per category (images of the 2020 trophies are shown below). 

  


CATEGORIES

BUILDING REPOSITIONING / BUILDING AMENITIES
COMMUNITY & CULTURE
EDUCATION
HEALTHCARE
HOSPITALITY
RESEARCH LAB
RESIDENTIAL PRIVATE
RESIDENTIAL MULTI-UNIT
SENIOR LIVING
STUDENT HOUSING
WORKSPACE


WHY PARTICIPATE

   


PREVIOUS WINNERS

To view all submitted projects and the 2020 Winners, please visit our website:
 https://iidanedesignawards.org/last-year-projects/. 

Congratulations to our 2020 Best in Show Winner: Perkins & Will, Billerica Memorial High School!! 

       


DESIGN AWARDS COMMITTEE 

Every year, the Design Awards Committee works tirelessly to create an amazing event that showcases the incredible design talent throughout New England.


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CONTACT
For more information on the IIDA NE Design Awards, please contact the 2020-2021 co-chairs:
 
Carly Bassett: [email protected]
Kelly Chiaradonna: [email protected]