IIDA announces that the 2011 Global Excellence Awards’ deadline to enter has been extended until 5 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. The second annual international competition, presented in conjunction with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, honors and recognizes excellence in Interior Design and architecture projects outside the U.S. Entries are now being accepted online.
Winners will be celebrated at a reception during Maison & Objet January 21, 2012 in Paris, France. Awards will be given in ten distinct categories, as well as two honorable mentions, and one Global Excellence “Best of Competition” winner will be selected to receive an original, one-of-a-kind crystal award created by Swarovski.
Submissions will be judged on originality of design and appropriateness of the design solution and the successful integration of design elements. A prestigious, international panel of judges will select the winning design firms and their projects, including:
- Mari Balestrazzi, Senior Vice President of Design at Morgans Hotel Group.
- Julio Braga, Design Director/Principal at IA Interior Architects.
- Patrick McEneany, Creative Director of BMW Group DesignworksUSA.
- Joey Shimoda, IIDA, CEO of Shimoda Design Group.