2015 Student Design Charette Recap

The IIDA Oregon Chapter is proud to announce the winners of the Oregon Student Design Charette!

The First Place Team won $1,250.00 Cash Prize and Advancement to the Inaugural West Coast Student Design Charette

The Second Place Team won $500.00 Cash Prize


Second Place Winners! From Left to Right: Erin Neilson, Katie Dennett, Annie Hsu, Sidney Franco, and Susanne Ordonez

Event Summary

The Charette took place this past February 21st at BOORA Architects in Portland, OR. Winning team members will represent Oregon at the Inaugural West Coast Student Design Charette in Los Angeles on April 11th. Winners of the West Coast Student Design Charette will then be sent to compete at the IIDA International Student Charette during NeoCon in Chicago on June 16, 2015.

Charette Design Problem

Thirty students from different years at five Oregon design schools were divided into six teams. Each team was assigned the same project; a neighborhood chapel located in a destination area of Portland with easy access to the heart of the city, making it a desirable location for visiting travelers.

The program focused on designing for “The Modern Hostel”. Students were challenged to design for a new era of travel; a boutique hotel experience with a less expensive price tag. Portland is one of America’s most popular cities for young travelers, and there is a growing need to accommodate these young professionals with lodging accommodations that are; affordable, promote social interaction, integrated within the community, are well connected to their local environment, and offer a high-level of design. The winning designs incorporated design elements that bring together a group of people who are like-minded, have shared values, but also potentially a diverse group of people who may have different cultural values from one another. The designs successfully promoted a sense of security, strengthened the connection between the guest, the community and the local environment. The IIDA Student Member teams were judged on the function, design, creativity/originality, branding, aesthetics, oral and graphic presentation of their projects. 

Jurors included Hope Telford, LEED AP BD+C of Richard Brown Architect, David Antilla of ZGF Architects, and Jenny Guggenheim, IIDA of Guggenheim Architecture and Design Studio. The program was produced by the IIDA Oregon Chapter’s Co-VPs of Student Affairs, Mia Allen, IIDA of Ankrom Moisan Portland, and Julie Jenson, IIDA.

Learn more about Design Charettes from other IIDA Oregon blog posts: “What is a Charette?” and “Charette Best Practices”.

Finally, thank you to the generous sponsors of the IIDA Oregon Local Student Design Charette!

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