The Celebrate In Design awards honor innovative solutions and the outstanding design of our IIDA WI members and firms.  We have begun planning for the 2021 awards show.  We will again be celebrating virtually and we know this news may be dissappointing, but the committee is working hard to enhance the experience to make it special for everyone.  Stay tuned for more information as we continue to plan the event scheduled on Thursday, April 22, 2021.  We are now accepting submissions for professional call for entries (link below).


Congratulations to all of our winners from 2020!  Below is a posting of all categories and award winners from last year.

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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
  • Liturgical/Hospitality/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
Submission Entry form - due March 1st


Important Dates 
Committment to Enter | due Monday, February 1st
Deadline for Submissions | due Monday, March 1st
Winners notified | no less than 1 week prior to event
Awards | Thursday, April 22nd
(for student entries, please see below)


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.