2023 Calibre Design Awards – Submissions Due January 20th

The Calibre Committee wishes everyone a Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023!!

The Calibre Submission Period is well underway. The deadline for all submissions is January 20th. Submission Packages must be complete, including photography. No changes to submitted packages will be allowed, and incomplete packages will not be accepted.

Remember that to be eligible, the project must have been completed in 2022, be located in Southern California, and the submitting teams must include a current IIDA SoCal member in good standing as of January 20th. Projects previously submitted are not eligible.

Click here to download the Call for Entries to prepare your submission(s). Click here to enter your project(s).

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Work Large: 75,000 + sq. ft.

Work Medium: 20,001 – 74,999 sq. ft.

Work Small: under 20,000 sq. ft.

Public & Community Spaces: Government, institutional, courts, transportation, worship, museum, galleries, public libraries, community centers.

Education: Pre-school, elementary, secondary educational facilities, colleges and universities, long distance learning facilities, trade schools and institutes.

Healthcare: Hospitals, clinics, hospice/palliative care, cancer centers, pediatric care, long term care facilities, medical office buildings, mental health facilities, healing and wellness centers, therapy care.

Hospitality & Retail: Hotels, retail (point of sale, store, boutique, dispensaries), restaurants, country clubs, spas, and salons.

Multi-family Housing: Lobbies, communal and amenity spaces (indoor/outdoor).

Un-Built/On the Boards: Un-built projects including projects ‘on the boards’ including, design, strategy, and research. The project must be currently contracted by a client (no hypothetical projects allowed) and include a minimum of 3 team member firms.

Transformation: The Transformation award is for any project (regardless of type) that has transformed a space from one typology to another, repositioned a space, and/or converted from one use to another use.

People’s Choice: People’s Choice for any submission entered in the 10 categories. Voting will be online by all current IIDA SoCal members during a designated timeframe. To be considered for People’s Choice, the entrant must complete an additional 50 word summary narrative that briefly describes the project challenge and team’s solution. Winner will be announced live during the awards program.

Innovation: The Innovation award reflects a design solution that’s based on new thinking and problem solving, advances the profession of interior design, and/or advancements in regenerative/sustainable design and wellness; and social/societal impacts in equity, diversity and inclusion. Any submission entered in the 10 categories will be given consideration for this award by our jury panel.

Best of Calibre 2022: Best of Calibre selected by the Jury from the 10 category winners.

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