IIDA WI Chapter Student Essay Competition

Congratulations to 

Courtney Christensen the 

2018 recipient of the 

$1000 Susan Wohlitz

Memorial Scholarship!

Courtney headshot

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 : February 6th, 2019  
  • Award of Scholarship : At the Great Bag Bash, February 21, 2019


Judging criteria:

  • Inclusion of all components with the submission (Executive Summary and Designer Qualifications)
  • 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?
    • Were the requirements and company mission addressed in the summary?
    • 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:

 

2019 Submission deadline has passed.  Good luck students!


Challenge: 

KTBA Design is an architectural design firm located in the Midwest.  We are looking to open a second office location in Madison, WI.  We have signed a lease in a tenant building one block from the Capitol Square.   Our business focus is creating healthy work environments for companies looking to embrace the “healthy work environment” movement.   We are also focused on public health initiatives, education, and outreach opportunities for the community in which we work. 

Our Space Requirements:

  • Workspace for approximately 15 staff.
  • We are exploring the use of alternative work styles for all employees.  We are open to a less than 1:1 sharing ratio and flexible work environments.  The majority of the staff will focus on design work. 
  • Provide areas throughout the space that encourage healthy choices.  (Opportunities for flexible work styles -standing/sitting/walking/lounging, etc)
  • There will be one HR person that will deal with sensitive information and employee needs. 
  • Requirements for pin up space - for work and show for clients and community
  • Material Resource Library and palette development space
  • Client interaction spaces
  • Community space for break/social function/larger meetings – want to be able to provide educational opportunities and engage the neighborhood in which we work   
  • Technical Services Room - plotter, Multi-function copier, scanner, printer, office supplies, shipping supplies, etc.  

Please provide a written executive summary of your design ideas for KTBJ’s Community and Regional hospital’s mission.  Also include a short introduction of your design firm (use a fictitious name – student names should not appear in the text of the submission).