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Student Design Challenge

The BIID Student Design Challenge is an annual, day long competition for final year university students of interior design and interior architecture.

Student Design Challenge Benefits

  1. Professional Mentorship

    Work with a professional mentor to gain valuable industry insight.

  2. Student Design Challenge Trophy

    Impress the judges to take home the coveted award for best team.

  3. Work to a brief

    Experience what it is like to work in a design team with an exciting brief.

  4. Challenge yourself

    Throw yourself into a fun, full on and fast paced day of design, innovation and creativity.

  5. Presentation Skills

    Hone your skills to win the bid by effectively communicating your design decisions during the quick-fire presentation round.

  6. Network with students from across the UK

    Engage with your peers over lunch and refreshments.

Become a Member

  • RAISE YOUR PROFILE
  • BUILD YOUR NETWORK
  • UPDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Get involved in the BIIDs annual design competition for final year interior design and interior architecture students THE CHALLENGE

Students Working

The BIID Student Design Challenge is an annual, day long competition for final year university students of interior design and interior architecture.

Universities are represented by their team, who have just 6 hours to turn a brief, given to them on the day, into a cohesive design for a panel of judges.

Past briefs have included; a start-up space for entrepreneurs, a temporary shelter for displaced refugees, a job centre for the ‘third age’ and a youth radio station and performance venue.

  • The stakes are high; only three teams can place, and they have only five minutes to present their designs to the judges.
  • The challenge has been running since 2015
  • The judges are all industry experts
  • Each team is assigned a professional mentor
  • The day is completely CAD free
  • The winning team takes home the Student Design Challenge trophy

Student Prize Giving

 

"The BIID student challenge was a great experience. The skills and knowledge I've gained from this will help my career as an interior designer in the future."

Georgia Hayes, Student, University of Hertfordshire