ID Connections

We’re giving away $7,500 for Canadian research projects!

Published by Sarah Bradbury, April 18, 2016.

IDC has partnered with Milliken to launch the second annual Design Research Award aimed at bringing more prominence to Canadian interior design research.

The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and innovation through activities including:

  • Thesis research at the masters or doctorate level by Registered, Intern, or Educator members
  • Research conducted by interior design educators at an IDC recognized institution
  • Third-party or interdependent research conducted by Registered, Intern, or Educator members
  • Major Research Projects (MRP's) conducted by final-year students

IDC’s Design Research Award is now open for entries and will be judged by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada. Milliken will award a $5,000 prize to the winner in the practitioner/educator category, and a $2,500 prize to the winner of the student category.

Award-winning entries must prove their relevance to the profession, define their scope, exhibit integrity, and outline the potential impact the research has on the profession or the human experience.

Learn more about this opportunity by downloading the entry kit and submitting by May 20.

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Caesarstone Canada Patcraft Cosentino Arconas Altex Midgley
CERAGRES IIDEX Benjamin Moore Interface Levey Industries Milliken
HanStone Williams Sonoma For The Trade Hunter Doulgas Architex Krug Mohawk Group
Shaw Contract Knoll Lauzon
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