IIDA WI Chapter Student Essay Competition

Congratulations to Kayleigh Queoff as the 2016 recipient of THE $1000 Susan Wohlitz Memorial Scholarship.

 

About the Contest

Executive Summary Scholarship - $1000.00 Susan Wohlitz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is focused around the ability to convey design ideas through the written word.  Judges will be concentrating on writing style and capabilities, not design solution or designer qualifications.  One $1000.00 Scholarship will be awarded.

Student entrant requirements:

  • Must be a student pursuing a degree in Interior Design in the state of Wisconsin
  • Must be an IIDA Student Member
  • No grade level requirements


Deadlines:

  • Student completed entry : Details are live for the 2017 contest.
  • Award of Scholarship : At the Great Bag Bash


Judging criteria:

  • Inclusion of all components with the submission (Executive Summary and Designer Qualifications)
  • Did the executive summary create a mental image of the solution being presented
  • Writing style and written capabilities
    • How well were the design elements articulated in the executive summary, did it create a mental image of the solution?
    • How well were the designer/student qualifications described, are they clear and concise?
  • Do not include your name in the submission (use fictitious names in the uploaded work – student names should not appear in the summary or description to keep the competition anonymous)

This scholarship opportunity is focused around the ability to convey design ideas through the written word.  Judges will be concentrating on writing style and capabilities, not design solution or designer qualifications.  One $1000.00 Scholarship will be awarded.

Please provide the following elements in a minimum of 500 words:


Challenge:

KTBA is an established toy manufacturer in the area.  They are looking to refresh their 50-person office space to be more current with their brand and attract young talent.  They are looking for a high performing workplace to help them achieve their business goals. 

They are envisioning several key workspaces that foster different work styles:  

  1.        Ideate/ Share Space:  A place to play, collaborate, generate great new ideas with team members
  2.        Focus Space: A place for individual quiet and focus
  3.        Social or Engagement Space: a town square or gathering spot for social and collaborative         meetings

KTBA is also looking for a new workstation furniture system solution for their work space.  Their current workspace is filled with 65” high, fully enclosed workstations.  They would like a new solution that offers a lower panel height and encourages a collaborative environment.    

In addition to the above requirements they also need a few specialty spaces:  

  •          Toy Display Space – places to show off their products and prototypes
  •          Toy Testing/ Demo Area – where they have outside people come play with the toys and provide feedback
  •          Product Development Area (Maker Space)– space where employees can test their concepts (3D printers, small bench top tools, monitors to display concepts, material storage, etc.)

Please provide a written executive summary of your design ideas for KTBA’s refreshed office space.  Also, include a short introduction of your design firm (use a fictitious name – student names should not appear in the text of the submission).    

Good luck to those who have entered, we are no longer accepting submissions for this years contest.