Student Design Competition




Enter the 12th annual ASID Student Design Competition: TouchDown. This year’s competition concept is designed to meet the mobile office needs of traveling professionals at the airport.

Today’s workplace is ever evolving, more markets have become global, and work never seems to stop. And, with professionals so often on the move, offices must be mobile and convenient for travelers. This year’s competition seeks to generate design solutions that meet the needs of travelers who require private, comfortable and secure environments to work, connect and recharge while en route to their destinations.

The winner of the 12th annual ASID Student Design Competition will receive a cash prize, national recognition and the opportunity to display his/her project at a large industry event. ASID also will provide travel and a one-night stay for the winner to attend Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala, July 18, 2015, in Boston. 

Wouldn’t you love to demonstrate your design skills and have the chance to showcase your work to the more than 24,000 ASID members plus the larger interior design community? Download the full competition overview for more information and submission requirements.

Questions? Check out the FAQ section; if you still have questions, email Good luck!


Your challenge is to design a flexible workspace in an international airport to meet the needs of global professionals on the move. You will be provided with a retail shell floor plan as well as TouchDown’s business plan to understand your client’s business, operational and functional requirements. Design solutions will be judged on their vision, functionality, human impact, innovation and presentation.


Submissions open: Click here to register today! 
Deadline: Feb. 23, 2015 (No late submissions will be accepted.)

Judging will occur in March 2015 and winners will be announced in late March.

Entry Fee
(includes a one-year ASID student membership for first-time members)
$40 for ASID student members


For Students

  • Showcase your talent.
  • Build your resume and portfolio.
  • Gain exposure to competition judges who are top designers.
  • Challenge yourself and test your ideas.
  • Obtain documentation for the NCIDQ exam.

For Educators

  • Feature the talent within your school’s design program.
  • Encourage students to excel outside of the classroom.
  • Heighten students’ excitement about real-world design.
  • Offer winning concepts as examples to discuss in class.


Amy Kwok
Senior Design Strategist, Gensler

Amy Kwok, Senior Design StrategistWith a background in architecture and critical theory, Amy Kwok is passionate about the ways research can inform the design of a physical environment. Kwok works on projects that define workplace strategy and future growth for technology, professional service, government and developer clients. As a strategist with Gensler, Kwok brings a fresh perspective and familiarity with global clients, making her a critical member of every team she is on.

Martha G. Rayle, FASID, IIDA, LEED AP
Senior Director, AvAirPros

DMartha G. Rayle, FASID, IIDA, LEED AP Senior Director, AvAirProsMartha G. Rayle is a senior director for the Los Angeles office of AvAirPros, an aviation and airport consulting firm. During her career, Rayle has completed more than 50 design projects, including corporate headquarters and data centers, as well as manufacturing, banking and healthcare facilities. Rayle also launched a strategic facilities planning organization for a Fortune 500 company, and she has extensive experience in corporate real estate strategy and program management. Rayle was an adjunct professor of interior design at Syracuse University. She served as national president of ASID and on the board of directors of the NCIDQ.

Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED Fellow; Senior Associate, MSR; ASID National Chair

Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED Fellow Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, national chair of ASID and senior associate at MSR, is an award-winning designer who has devoted her career to design excellence and sustainable solutions. Before joining MSR, Schoessler Lynn co-founded Studio 2030 and led the interior design and workplace practice for two major design firms. Appointed by the governor of Minnesota, she served two terms on the licensing board for the state of Minnesota. A frequent lecturer on workplace issues and sustainable design, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota. Among other honors and design awards, she received the 40 Under 40 Business Leaders Award from the Twin Cities Business Journal.