The ASID Student Chapter Event of the Year award highlights one innovative program developed primarily by and for ASID student chapters/members. Excellent candidates are events that are unique, productive, carefully conceived, and embrace basic interior design skills. The ASID Student Chapter Event of the Year will be recognized nationally through ASID publications and at an awards event/luncheon held at an upcoming industry event.
Stage Off, created by the ASID Student Chapter of Scottsdale Community College, asks peers to submit before and after photos of their design work in a student competition format. It is an opportunity for a student at any level in the program to compete and receive professional feedback. In previous years, 5-7 entries were made. Due to increased participation in fall 2015, the schooladded new categories of competition, resulting in 23 entries. Representatives from the Arizona North ASID chapter award the winner with a free student ASID membership for a year, bringing winning talent into the organization. All participants receive a certificate of participation from the ASID-SCC chapter.
Service Learning Charette
The University of Central Missouri’s ASID Student Chapter hosted its first Service Learning Charette- Design Competition on March 11, 2016. The charette was an afternoon event scheduled to keep the students busy as the interior design instructors were out of town for the IDEC Conference. The Service Learning program was developed from the local TV station’s (KMOS) renovation project on campus. There were 20 student participants in seven vertical teams. Students were given two hours to re-design the reception/waiting area and two of KMOS’s offices with a space plan, perspective renderings and elevations, and an optional lighting plan. All ideas were generated manually with no computer access. Participants gave a five minute presentation of their teams’ conceptual designs to the client and a panel of four alumni/practitioner judges. A short survey was given to everyone involved to review andprepare for next year’s competition.
PREVIOUS STUDENT CHAPTER EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
2015: The Gathering, Anderson University
2014: Product Expo, University of Georgia
2013: Chair Challenge, Northern Virginia Community College
2012: Mission Possible for Veterans, Illinois Institute of Art Chicago