Calibre Design Awards

Click here to see the 2017 nominated projects and teams!

Our Calibre Design Awards celebrate design and recognize the excellent work of our project teams that have exceeded the expectations of our profession, bringing design to life.

With this Award, we honor the true meaning of collaboration for projects that exhibit a high level of teamwork and stunning design.

The 29th Calibre Design Awards Winners will be announced at the Gala Event:

Friday, May 19th 2017
Cocktail hour, 5 – 7pm
Calibre Design Awards, 7 – 9:30pm

Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Tickets for the event are $325 ea./$3,250 for table of 10.

Read about the 2016 Calibre Design Award winners here! Click here to check out photos of the 2016 Gala Event and the winning projects. Here is the list of the 2016 nominees & winners. Take a look at last year’s event program here. Read in depth articles about the judging process, Student Award winners & the 2016 Circle of Excellence Nominee, Barbara Dunn, FIIDA.

Circle of Excellence

The Calibre Circle of Excellence honors an individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication to the interior design profession. We celebrate their passion for excellence in design, quality and innovation. We recognize their leadership and mentoring qualities and an unwavering commitment to paving the way for the future.

The IIDA SoCal Calibre Design Awards 2017 committee is excited to announce this year’s Circle of Excellence honoree:


Joey N. Shimoda FAIA, FIIDA
Chief Creative Officer
Shimoda Design Group

As Principal of Shimoda Design Group, Mr. Shimoda founded a Studio based on a multi-disciplined platform that seeks to bring quality design, innovation and technical excellence in projects of every scale. Contract magazine named Mr. Shimoda Designer of the Year in 2013 and in the following year was elevated to the College of Fellows for the American Institute of Architects. In 2015, Mr. Shimoda was elevated to the College of Fellows for the International Interior Design Association. He joins less than 20 Designers in the United States that share the distinction of Fellow as both an architect and interior designer.

Joey will join a prestigious group of past Circle Of Excellence winners including Carl Magnussen (2010), Ed Friedrichs (2011), Ray Anderson, (2012), Lauren Rottet (2013), Pam Light (2014), and Barbara Dunn (2016) amongst others.

Student Awards

IIDA Southern California also recognizes our future design leaders. Student members throughout the Chapter are invited to participate in an annual portfolio and Charette competition. The competitions are organized by the IIDA SoCal Board of Directors, and an esteemed panel of professionals act as jurors at the events. Our Chapter provides monetary awards in recognition of outstanding student work each academic year. The top students receive a sponsored ticket to the Calibre Awards Gala where they are presented with their awards.

2017 Sponsors