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Open for Entries: Design Research Award

Published by Sarah Bradbury, April 27, 2015.

IDC has partnered with Milliken to launch the 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 a registered, intern, or educator member; or
  • Major Research Projects (MRP's) conducted by final-year students.

“This new award is a great way to pique interest among practitioners relative to the importance of research,” says Caren Martin, PhD, Principal of InformeDesign, LLC and co-author of The Interior Design Profession's Body of Knowledge.

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 22.

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