Metropolis and IIDA Throw Green Design Contest



"In the 21st century a first-rate interior must not only excel in beauty but be in tune with society and the earth," proclaims the call for entries for the IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Awards. The annual awards program, recognizing sustainable design, is open to all interior design and architecture professionals practicing legally in their jurisdictions. Winners will be in the running for a spread in design magazine Metropolis, which along with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) sponsors the contest. What's the caliber? Last year awards went to six projects, including Cass Calder Smith's (CSS Architecture) Slow Food restaurant in San Francisco furnished with recycled and all-natural materials, HOK's green office in Toronto (shown), and a LEED-gold rated showroom for carpet manufacturer Interface designed by TVS Interiors.

Want to apply? You have until Friday, March 30 to request an entry kit ($150 for IIDA members; $250 for non-members). Completed entries are due Friday, April 6. ::International Interior Design Association ::Metropolis

Image top: Courtesy of the IIDA. Image bottom: Metropolis/Christopher Wahl.