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Students Place 1st and 2nd in International Interior Design Association Charette

SoCal IIDA Student Design Charette

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors Ghadeer Alburaiki and Paulina Benavide win, on the 1st and 2nd-Place teams respectively, at the SoCal IIDA Student Design Charette 2015. 

The Southern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), hosted its 2015 Student Design Charette at LPA, Irvine, on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Thirty students from eleven different schools collaborated within six teams of five students each. Participating schools included the Art Institute San Diego, Art Institute Inland Empire, Cal State University Long Beach, Cal State University Northridge, Design Institute of San Diego, Interior Designers Institute, Mt. San Antonio College, Orange Coast College, Otis College of Art and Design, San Diego Mesa College, and Woodbury University.

The students were presented with a design problem and were given 4.5 hours to solve it, create a concept board with their solution, and prepare a presentation.

Ghadeer’s first-place winning team will be recognized and presented their $10,000 award at the IIDA SoCal Calibre Design Awards in May 2016 and will be representing the IIDA SoCal Chapter at the second annual IIDA Westcoast Regional Student Design Charette, which will be held in Seattle, WA, in April 2016. The 2nd-place prize of $4,000  will also be split amoungst the team. 



Image: 1st place winners- (L to R) Ashley Achleithner (Art Institute of CA SD), Ghadeer Alburaiki (Otis), Jackiemae Apolinario (Mt Sac IE), Rina Velasco (CSUN) & Christine Oiwake (CSULB)