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This awards program was created exclusively for Canadian interior design students. The purpose of the Innovation in Design Thinking: Student Competition is to provide students with a national platform to demonstrate the value of interior design and illustrate the positive impact design has on the users of the spaces, supported by evidence-based research.

These projects are thoughtful, innovative, and thoroughly impressed this year’s judges.


Award of Excellence

‘Caladrius Health and Wellness Center’ by Cali Pitcher, Georgian College (Barrie, Ont.)


Award of Merit

‘Yúustway Healing Center; to take care of one another/each other’ by Alyssa Scott, Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Richmond, B.C.)


‘Oasis – Interior Garden & Wellness Center’ by Sam Piner, British Columbia Institute of Technology (Burnaby, B.C.)


Honourable Mention

‘Seeing and Non-Seeing’ by Shuning Xie, Toronto Metropolitan University (Toronto, Ont.)


‘Copper restaurant/ Concept : Pizzazz’ by Noora Aziz, Yorkville University (Concord, Ont.)


Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s student competition! The winning projects will be honoured at the IDC Awards Celebration on October 26, 2023, held during the 2023 Design Symposium. For more information about the Symposium and to register, visit:

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