The Celebrate In Design awards honors innovative solutions and the outstanding design of our IIDA WI members and firms.  Thank you to all who joined us for a very successful and first-time-ever virtual Celebrate in Design awards on May 14th.  Thanks to a hard working committee we were able to present the awards from a virtual platform and have a post-event virtual happy hour.  We can't wait to celebrate in person again.  Congratulations to all of our winners!  Below is a posting of all categories and award winners. 

Post-event, when able, we will schedule a time to visit your firm and present your engraved award to you and your teams.  Congratulations!

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First Place and Second Place, called Award of Excellence may be awarded in each category.  Points awarded by judges will determine the level of awards given.
  • Corporate (under 5,000 sf)
  • Corporate (5,000 – 25,000 sf)
  • Corporate (over 25,000 sf)
  • Healthcare (under 15,000 sf)
  • Healthcare (over 15,000 sf)
  • Educational/Institutional
  • LiturgicalHospitality/Retail
  • Residential


Judging Criteria
  • Project successfully addresses design challenges and responds to client needs
  • Project demonstrates successful incorporation of materials and interior finishes into the overall design
  • Projects uses design elements including architectural details, lighting, and furnishings to appropriately to strengthen overall design and support the design concept  
  • Project represents innovation and originality in design   
  • Project incorporates a clear design concept throughout the overall design


Entry Information
Commitment to Enter form - closed for 2020
Submission Entry form (Submissions for 2020 have closed)


Important Dates 
Competition opens again - December 2020


Awards Presentation Details
Please note, only the IIDA WI member, design firm name and project name will be announced the evening of the design awards.  Additional team members will be included in the slideshow presentation at the awards event.  Recipient of the Best of Competition award will receive the honor of presenting their project to event attendees the following year.  Awarded projects will be featured on the IIDA WI website and in our social media blasts following the event.


CELEBRATE In DESIGN: Student Awards Competition



Annually, the IIDA Wisconsin celebrates the talent and hard work of our student members.  Thanks to the support of our members and the Susan Wohiltz Memorial fund, we can award $6,400 in scholarships at the Celebrate in Design awards.