IIDA Student Design Charette

The 3rd Annual IIDA Student Design Charette at NeoCon 2014 took place on Tuesday, June 10th. Featuring 10 teams, IIDA Student Members were faced with solving a design challenge within 6 hours, using only hand drafting and rendering. The teams then presented their design to a panel of judges that included Zurich Esposito, EVP of AIA Chicago; Scott Hierlinger, IIDA, LEED AP, ID+C; Tom Marquardt, Assoc IIDA, SBID; Felice Silverman, FIIDA, LEED AP, ID+C. Following their critique of the solutions, the judges selected the 1st and 2nd place winning teams.

MAIA Students Kim Boutwell and Mary Schambach were nominated by NESAD and participated in this year’s NeoCon event — Kim’s team won 2nd place!

Additional photos and information about the event can be found at the IIDA website.

Congrats to Kim and Mary on a job well done!


Kim Boutwell and her team, 2nd place winners


Mary's Team

Mary Schambach’s NeoCon team


Enter the Designers Lighting Forum Scholarship $2500 – Deadline 1/31

Designers Lighting Forum Scholarship $2500
Travel Opportunity to Light & Building International Trade Fair, in Frankfurt, Germany

The Designers Lighting Forum of New England (DLF-NE) will sponsor one NESAD Interior Design student to travel to Frankfurt, Germany this spring to attend the Light + Building International Trade Fair for Architecture and Technology from March 30th to April 4th. The recipient of the scholarship will receive $2,500 to cover trip related expenses and will be paired with a representative from DLF-NE who will serve as their guide and mentor for the trip.

To apply, students must:

·        Be enrolled full-time and in a BFA, MAIA or MFAIA program

·        Be in good academic standing

·        Have successfully completed a Lighting Design course at NESAD, either ADI-254/654 Lighting or ADI-S810 Advanced Lighting Design Studio

·        Submit a short (100 words maximum) statement of why they are passionate about learning more about lighting and attending Light + Building International Trade Fair

·        Submit a rendering, a sample portfolio of lighting design work or drawings to show their enthusiasm for lighting design

·        Agree to prepare and submit a short presentation on the trip and their experiences at a DLF-NE event in the fall of 2014

To be considered for the scholarship, students should submit a statement and visual work to Karen Clarke no later than Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM.  All submissions should include your name and the name of the scholarship.

Submissions will be judged on a demonstrated passion and ability to communicate that passion through design documentation and presentation techniques.

If you have any questions please contact Karen Clarke at kclarke@suffolk.edu.

Daltile Interior Design Scholarship Competition

All NESAD Students,

If you haven’t heard, Daltile is giving away money.   $10,000 for the Grand Prize and many other prizes you don’t want to miss out.  Here is your chance to show your best work and show the judges why you deserve it.  The challenge is to design an interior space, inspired by your aesthetic style, using Daltile as the key element. 

1. There are no limitations on square footage. The space you design can be as large or as small as you like.
2. You are not limited on which Daltile products you can use for your design. In fact, you are encouraged to use multiple product lines, and any of Daltile products can be used.
3. You are limited to one design board. There are no requirements for the dimensions of your board, however, the file size cannot exceed 50 MB. You do not need to provide a high-resolution file – 72 dpi is sufficient. A 24″ x 36″ board at 72 dpi will typically be less than 50 MB.
4. The deadline for entries is November 1, 2011. This is a final deadline, and there will be no extensions.
If you have any further questions, please e-mail cthiede@imre.com

For instructions on how to submit your entry and more information, click on the link below.   The deadline for submission is November 1, 2011. 


Let’s go NESAD!!

Store Design Competition



The Retail Design Institute
invites contract design firms and retail in-house design teams to submit
projects for the 40th annual International Store Design Competition. Eligible
projects are those completed between November 1, 2010 and November 1, 2011.

The Retail Design Institute’s competition celebrates exceptional retail design
projects. From full-line department stores to manufacturer’s showrooms, a full
spectrum of retail design is represented through 20 competition categories.

The original store design
competition, now in its 40th year, this event attracts the best of the best in
Store Design worldwide. The industry’s only totally peer reviewed competition,
managed by each chapter in turn. An average of over 200 international entrants
vie for top awards.

Winners of the 2011
competition, including Store of the Year, will be announced at a special
banquet and awards ceremony to be held in January 2012, concurrent with the
National Retail Federation’s annual convention in New York.

Please visit our website at http://www.retaildesigninstitute.org/competitions.php?id=23
for entry form and rules.

Please send in your firm’s entry in the Retail Design Institute’s
International Store Design Competition today!

Good Luck to all the entries

PAVE Student Aid Program

PAVE’s Student
Aid Program

Offering $10,000 in Grants to Students

PAVE is now accepting grant applications through the Student Aid Program. Grants are available to assist students who are
experiencing financial difficulties that may affect their ability to continue their schooling.

Students interested in applying for special financial assistance should review the guidelines and submit a completed
application, with supporting documentation, to be received at PAVE by Oct. 3, 2011.

Click here for complete grant application details.

Applications must be received at PAVE by Oct. 3, 2011.

1. Student must be enrolled in a program working towards a degree in visual merchandising, store design, or interior design
2. Students applying for special financial assistance must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better

3. Students must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours

4. Students are only eligible for one assistance request per twelve-month period (twelve -month period starting from your first request)

5. A maximum of $2,000 per student will be awarded.

Both merit and need-based criteria will be used when making awards. Applicants GPA and level of need will be considered.

How to Apply
1. Complete and sign the PAVE Student Aid Application

2. Submit a letter outlining your need

3. Submit a copy of your current transcript

4. Submit a letter from an educational advisor
See submission methods below.


Application Process
When to Apply

For this initial fund distribution PAVE will review requests in October 2011.
Requests must be received by October 3, 2011.

Download an application form here.
1. Letter that contains the following:

Reason for the request:
must show compelling need for this special aid, with a detailed explanation
of your situation and anticipated use of the funds.

Demonstrate what circumstances will make your situation different next semester/year.

2. Copy of your current transcript

3. Letter from educational advisor stating need

Submit completed applications via one of the following methods:

• Mail to:

4651 Sheridan St., Suite 470
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-241-4834, Fax 954-893-8375


• Fax to 954-893-8375


• Email to pave@paveinfo.org.

Completed applications must be received by Oct. 3, 2011.

Questions? Contact Catharine Scott at pave@paveinfo.org

or 954-241-4834.