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Students impress at IDC’s 5th Annual Student Design Charrette

Published by Julia Salerno, October 04, 2011.

An IIDEX highlight, this year's Student Charrette gave students an opportunity to showcase their drawing and planning skills rather than focusing on their building and construction talents seen in past Charrette's.

"Off the Wall" gave students a blank hotel floor plan, paying homage to IIDEX's focus on hospitality, and three key words in an envelope. Drawing inspiration from exhibitors on the show floor, students were to create their floor plan reflecting the three words given to them.

Eight Canadian schools participated with teams of five students: Algonquin, RCC, Ryerson, Fanshawe, La Cite, Sheridan, Georgian and OCADU. The Florida International University travelled from the Sunshine state with three team members, making the total number of schools participating nine.


With cash prizes and bragging rights awarded to the winning teams, the students worked intensely. Two minutes were allocated for each team to present to a panel of Judges including: Michel Arcand, ARIDO; Alyssa Myshok, IDIBC; Susan Tienhaara, ARIDO; Darlene Lyte, Intern ARIDO; Monique Leger, ARIDNB.

The scores were extremely close, but in the end the team from Algonquin was crowned with first place followed very closely by RCC in second and Ryerson third. View more images of the 2011 Interior Design Student Charrette.

A special thank you to the event's sponsors: LEVEY Industries, We Cater to You and Convenience Group.

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