Celebrating Design Excellence: The 36th IIDA SoCal Calibre Design Awards

Southern California has long been a hub for innovation, creativity, and groundbreaking design. The heart of this design renaissance lies in the annual celebration of the Calibre Design Awards, an event that recognizes and honors the exceptional achievements in commercial interior design within the region.

Recognizing Excellence and Collaboration

The Calibre Design Awards stand as a testament to the collaborative efforts and exceptional creativity exhibited by design professionals and firms across Southern California. More than just accolades, these awards spotlight the pivotal role teamwork plays in crafting remarkable design innovations.

Who Can Enter?

Open to firms based in Southern California, the awards mandate a minimum of one IIDA Associate or Professional Member within the participating team. This inclusion underscores the commitment to excellence within the IIDA community, emphasizing the importance of ongoing professional development and standards.

The Submission Process

The submission window, from December 13, 2023, to January 26, 2024, sets the stage for aspiring design professionals to showcase their projects. The process demands attention to detail, requiring project photography and adherence to eligibility criteria, which include the project’s location in Southern California and completion between June 2022 and December 2023.

Categories and Innovation

Projects are grouped into distinct categories, acknowledging a spectrum of spaces – from expansive work areas to transformative designs, and from healthcare facilities to public spaces. The awards also emphasize the key principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Sustainability, recognizing their pivotal role in contemporary design endeavors.

Celebrating Ingenuity

The Calibre Design Awards not only celebrate exemplary design but also spotlight innovation. The Innovation award applauds designs that push the boundaries, embracing new thinking, sustainability, societal impacts, and advancements in interior design.

The Journey to Recognition

Crafting a submission demands meticulous attention to detail. From project narratives highlighting the design philosophy to a maximum of six high-resolution images and a video showcasing the completed project, each element is crucial in presenting a comprehensive view of the design journey.

The Gala: Celebrating Success

The culmination of this creative journey arrives in May 2024 at the Calibre Design Awards Gala, where the winning projects will be unveiled. This grand event promises to be a celebration of design excellence, bringing together industry leaders, visionaries, and enthusiasts to honor the achievements of the brightest talents in Southern California.

Beyond Awards: Community and Networking

More than an awards ceremony, the event serves as a networking hub, fostering connections and collaborations within the design community. It offers a platform to exchange ideas, explore opportunities, and celebrate the collective passion for design.

Embracing the Future

As the design landscape continues to evolve, the Calibre Design Awards persist in recognizing and celebrating the vanguard of innovative design thinking. Each submission embodies not just aesthetics but also the ethos of progress, sustainability, and inclusivity.

The 36th IIDA Southern California Calibre Design Awards stand poised to capture the essence of design excellence, celebrating the relentless pursuit of innovation and the spirit of collaboration that defines the Southern California design ethos.

Your Invitation to the 36th IIDA SoCal Calibre Design Awards

The stage is set, the submissions open from December 13, 2033, to January 26, 2024. It’s time to take your place in the spotlight of design excellence. We invite passionate design professionals and visionary firms across Southern California to submit their masterpieces, showcasing the very best in commercial interior design.

Join us on this exhilarating journey of creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

And mark your calendars for the grand celebration! The Calibre Design Awards Gala in May 2024 promises an evening of glamour, recognition, and networking. Be part of this prestigious event where we honor the trailblazers and toast to the future of design in Southern California.

Submit your entry, be part of the legacy, and prepare to shine at the Calibre Design Awards Gala. Let your design story be heard and celebrated!

Find out more about submissions and gala details on the event page. Don’t miss your chance to make your mark in the world of design excellence!

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