Calibre Design Awards – One Week Left!


Only a Few Tickets Remain!

Don’t miss out on the biggest event of the year! A limited number of tickets are still available. They can be purchased hereTicket Sales Close Monday, May 13TH at 5pm.

Congratulations to our Student Charrette and Portfolio Winners
Portfolio Competition
The IIDA Southern California 2019 Student Portfolio Competition was held on Saturday, February 9th at the Herman Miller showroom in Culver City. Taking part were 11 extremely talented and diverse students from four participating Southern California Schools.

The students arrived carrying intricate models, stunning display boards, and various other materials with which to present their projects. There were two categories of competition this year – Social Relevance and Innovation – and $16,000 in scholarship awards up for grabs. Social Relevance in Interior Design – awarded for the presentation that best addresses social or cultural issues through creative design. Innovation in Interior Design – awarded for the presentation that shows the highest level of innovation through design solutions.

The Winners Were:
Social Relevance
Andres Zavala / ArtCenter College of Design
$5,000 Scholarship


Chahn Sung / ArtCenter College of Design
$5,000 Scholarship

2019 IIDA Student Portfolio Awards

Honorable Mention
Melissa Ochoa / California State University Long Beach
$500 Scholarship

2019 IIDA Student Portfolio Awards

Student Design Charrette
The 2018 IIDA Southern California Student Design Charette was held on Saturday, November 3th at Tangram Interiors in Newport Beach. Twenty-nine students who gathered from all around Southern California broke into six teams to design a concept for a creative co-working space. The project-setting being “The Block”, a redesigned “anti-mall” in the heart of the historical Financial District of DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles), the students had just 4.5 hours and limited resources to collaborate and create a space that included an arrival area, a lounge, a flexible conference room, and enclosed, modular offices spaces.

First Place
From left-to-right:
Suchada Eickemeyer / Design Institute of San Diego
Micayla Brewer / Saddleback College
Xiaoling Su / Otis College of Art + Design
Tania Mercado / Mt. San Antonio College
Mili Del Castillo / VP Student Affairs
$10,000 Award


Second Place
From left-to-right:
Karina Gonzales / California State University Long Beach
Isabella Pina / California State University Northridge
Soon-Young Kwon / Interior Designers Institute
Sean Diaz / Saddleback College
Maricela Gomez / Chaffey College
Mili Del Castillo/ VP Student Affairs


A Special Congratulations
Congratulations to Tania Gonzalez who will be going on to the National Charrette!

Join us to see who takes the prize!
Congratulations to all the nominated teams! Click here to see them all.

Mark Your Calendars!
Gala Event is Friday, May 17th
Cocktails at 6pm; Calibre Design Awards from 7 – 9:30pm
Beverly Hilton Hotel | 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Circle of Excellence Honoree
Viveca Bissonnette, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP
Co-Founder and Design Principal, Hollander Design Group


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