USGBC: Sustainable Suite Design Competition

The competition is a remarkable opportunity to showcase the best hospitality interior design strategies that boast environmental responsibility and enhance the guest experience.

Category Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Interior
Country Las Vegas, United States
Registration Deadline 31 August 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 August 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All (Student and Young Professional Award: in school or less than 3 years out of school AND with not more than 3 years design experience)

Description
This competition provides a platform for student and professional teams from around the world to present their approach to green hotel room interior design. The winning design will be built as a model guest room to be presented as an educational display for the design industry, hotel owners and brands, and corporate travel executives. The winning design team must commit to producing construction documents within six-weeks of award notification for model room fabrication. The Sustainable Suite will be unveiled at HDExpo in Las Vegas, NV in May 2010.
The Sustainable Suite, including educational components, must fit exactly into a 20x20 space. Smaller and larger designs are not permissible due to the space constraints associated with the tradeshow floor. Walls may be designed into the space, but the design team should take shipping requirements and cost into consideration.

Jury
Carlie Bullock-Jones (ASID, LEED AP, a Sustainable Design Consultant)
Helen Jorgensen (Sr. Director of Purchasing)
David Mahood (the V.P. Sustainability, NEWH, and the principal of Olive Designs)
Eileen Slora (Executive Director, Interior Design for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts)
Linda Sorrento (the Senior Director of Education for the U.S. Green Building Council)
Annette K. Stelmack (the founder and principal of Inspirit-llc)

Prize
The winning design from the main competition will be responsible for working with USGBC and partner organizations to build the model suite.
The Student and Young Professional Award winning design will not be built into a model suite.

Entry Fee
$250
Applicants for the “Student and Young Professional Award,” are exempt.

Entries
Project narrative (maximum two pages) and Photos of design boards and 3D color rendering

Timetable
The judging: by October 1, 2009
The Sustainable Suite will be unveiled at HDExpo in Las Vegas, NV in May 2010.

Organizer
U.S. Green Building Council, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH)

Official Website
http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1968