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NOW IS THE TIME

With one week left, there is no time like the present to make sure you have entered your exceptional work in the 2023-2024 IFI Design Distinction Awards (IFI DDA). Take your place amongst other world-class talent and projects that are setting the bar internationally for architectural design at the highest level today.  
Deadline: Friday, 18 August
The process is simple and there is still plenty of time to submit your exemplary work across one or more of the following 11 ENTRY CATEGORIES:
Retail spaces, showrooms and innovation spaces
Dwellings, domicile and places of abode
Hospitals, medical and nursing facilities
Museums and galleries, sports arenas, places of worship, performing arts centers, libraries
Schools, colleges, universities, learning and educational facilities
NEW! Dwellings, commercial spaces, hotels and entertainment facilities under 400 sq ft
Restaurants and bars, retail spaces, fitness and wellness centers
Hotels and guesthouses
Projects related to any other IFI DDA category by a current full-time Interiors student
Designs that improve wellbeing whilst reducing negative impacts on the environment
Offices, industrial spaces and technical labs
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Selected by an luminary panel of world-renowned jurors, recognized as leading architecture/design practitioners, thinkers and media, winners will be revealed at an in-person, red-carpet Gala Awards Ceremony in Turkey with other top-tier talent and leading lights in architectural design spanning the world. 
As a winner, your work will be:
  • Added to a world archive of the best-of-the-best built projects for posterity
  • Recognized by top architects, designers, thinkers and media in architectural design
  • Featured in international publication(s) disseminated worldwide
  • Representative project images, plans and drawings
The IFI Design Distinction Awards – IFI DDA is the global built projects competition portion of the IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP)
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Projects from esteemed members of the 2023-2024 IFI GAP Jury

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE HISTORY?

The countdown is on. Enter the 2023-2024 IFI Design Distinction Awards (IFI DDA) by 18 August to be considered for this year’s class of winners. Don’t miss the opportunity to be recognized and included in the IFI world archive of architectural design excellence. 
Eleven categories (now including Micro – small-scale design), will be expertly juried by an exemplary panel of world-renowned jurors, recognized as leading architecture/design practitioners, thinkers and media. Don’t miss the chance to have them review your work. See jury panel
The IFI GAP provides expansive opportunities for your talent and expertise to be honored at the highest world level today and for future generations to be inspired by your example. Enter now to win the opportunity to be counted amongst the world’s greats!
We’ve made the entry process as easy as possible. All you need are: 
  • General project details.
  • Credited design team information.
  • Written project description.
  • Representative project images, plans and drawings.
You’ve already done the work! Now simply share it with us.
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Winners will be revealed at an in-person, red-carpet Gala Awards Ceremony in Turkey with other top-tier talent and leading lights in architectural design spanning the world. As a winner, your work will be:
  • Added to a world archive of the best-of-the-best built projects for posterity
  • Recognized by top architects, designers, thinkers and media in architectural design
  • Featured in international publication(s) disseminated worldwide
  • Representative project images, plans and drawings
The IFI DDA is the global built projects portion of the IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP)
IFI GAP 2023-2024 MEDIA PARTNERS
LEARN MORE ABOUT IFI GAP 2023-2024
Winners Work Featured in Special Edition of IFI D2D – Design to Designers
Disseminated across IFI world community
IFI MEDIA PARTNERS
LEARN MORE OR BECOME A MEMBER
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
This article is originally available in https://ifiworld.org/

BE CONSIDERED WITH THE WORLD’S BEST

Two weeks to be included – enter now

There is still time to enter your best project(s). Be honored and recognized at the highest world level with the 2023-2024 IFI Design Distinction Awards (IFI DDA). With 11 entry categories this year, there are expanded opportunities to show your breadth and expertise. The process is easy. Just click the button and follow the simple steps to ensure your work has a spot in front of our jury of today’s leading architects/designers, thinkers and media worldwide. 
Need help? Rhat’s what we are here for! Simply send us a message at:
programs@ifiworld.org
IFI GAP 2023-2024 MEDIA PARTNERS
LEARN MORE ABOUT IFI GAP 2023-2024
Winners Work Featured in Special Edition of IFI D2D – Design to Designers
Disseminated across IFI world community
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This article is originally available in https://ifiworld.org/

Find Your Place Today – 11 Unique Entry Categories

Make the most of the limited time left. Enter today for the opportunity to have your work recognized and archived in posterity for excellence at the world level by entering the 2023-2024 IFI Design Distinction Awards (IFI DDA). There is a place for you with 11 unique categories for entry, including Commerce, Habitat, Health, Humanitarian, Learning, Play, Stay Student, Sustainability, Work, as well as a new one for Micro spaces. 
Need help determining which category is best for your work? That’s what we are here for! Simply send us a message at programs@ifiworld.org today.
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Submit Now – Be Recognized at the World Level

With just a few weeks left, it is time to make sure you have entered your top projects in the IFI Design Distinction Awards(IFFI DDA). The IFI DDA is the global built project’s portion of the IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP), critically employing a serious and rigorous evaluation process for selection by our luminary panel of international jurors. You could be among the winners revealed at an in-person, red-carpet Gala Awards Ceremony (to be held in Turkey) with other top-tier talent and leading lights in Interior Architecture/Design from across the world.

IFI GAP 2023-2024 JURY

IFI is proud to reveal the international jury of esteemed world leaders who will be responsible for designating the top accolades for individuals and built projects in Interior Architecture/ Design the IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP) 2023-2024
  
IFI’s highest honor, the IFI PRIZE, along with the IFI Design Journalism Award (IFI DJA) and the IFI Fellowship (FoIFI) recognize the exemplary contribution of individuals in strengthening and progressing Interior Architecture/Design, both within the profession and to broader audiences. In the form of a global design competition, IFI’s Design Distinction Awards (IFI DDA) recognize , excellence in designed outcomes of built projects, offering a quality peer-reviewed assessment of the best completed works from across the world.

Steve Leung (Hong Kong SAR, China) – Jury Chair

IFI President 2017-2020 / Founder of Steve Leung Design Group – SLD
Born in Hong Kong, Steve Leung is a renowned international architect, interior and product designer with over 40 years of design experience. He is the founder of Steve Leung Design Group Ltd. (SLD). Credited with over 250 international and corporate awards, SLD has 500 designers and professionals, and projects in over 130 cities. Steve has been actively participating in a number of design-related public roles in Hong Kong, China and internationally in recent years, including serving as IFI President 2017-2020. He was honored as the winner of The Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award 2015.  In 2022, he was awarded Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Government of HKSAR in recognition of his notable contributions to the educating young architects and designers and fostering sustainable development in both Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Olajumoke Adenowo (Nigeria)

Founder, AD Cosulting

Olajumoke Adenowo studied Architecture in the University of Ife and is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Yale University, and MIT Sloane School of Management. A fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, she established her Architecture and Interior Architecture firm, AD Consulting in 1994. As its Principal Architect, she has completed over 114 projects across a range of countries and sectors. Adenowo is the Forbes Woman Africa Entrepreneur 2020, and perennially included on lists such as the “Forbes Africa 50 over 50” and receiving recognitions like Le Batisseur d’Economies’ “Most Inspiring African Businesswoman”. She is a recipient of a United States Congressional Recognition and appointed a visiting professor and guest laureate at Technische Universität München, Germany in 2019. She has numerous published works, including her recent monograph “Neo Heritage: Defining Contemporary African Architecture” (2023), the first volume by a black or African Architect to be published by Rizzoli New York.

Annamaria Anderloni (UK)

Partner Architect, Foster + Partners
Annamaria Anderloni is a partner who specialises in interior design. She graduated in architecture and product design from the University of Turin and the ENSCI of Paris. She has extensive experience of working on hospitality, residential and corporate projects. Since joining Foster + Partners in 2007 she has been responsible for the interior design of numerous projects including the Four Seasons Hotel at Comcast Technology Center, Me Hotel London and Yacht Club de Monaco. Previously working as an exhibition designer, Annamaria is an art enthusiast who enjoys exhibitions, auctions and art fairs.

Marcio Kogan / Renata Furlanetto (Brazil)

Founder / Director, Studio mk27
Marcio Kogan is an architect who graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Mackenzie in 1976. During the first years of his career, Marcio divided his time between cinema and architecture. Since 2001, Marcio Kogan’s office has been renamed Studio mk27. From that time, the studio has gained greater international projection, having received more than 150 national and international awards. In 2011, Kogan was selected to be an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his body of work. Studio mk27 represented Brazil at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012. Marcio is currently professor at Politécnico di Milano, as well as on the board of Museum of Art of São Paulo (MASP) and the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology (MUBE). In 2025 Studio mk27 will represent Brazil at Expo Osaka, designing the new edition of the pavilion.

Renata Furlanetto is an architect who graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 1997 and specialized in “Design in Time” at UPC in Barcelona. Her project “From Local to Global” won the Europandom Award and her “House in Araçoiaba” project won the Young Architects Award from IAB. At Studio mk27 since 2001, she coordinates the Architecture Team.

Julie Michiels (USA)

Senior Associate Principal, Interior Design Leader, Skidmorem Owings & Merrill – SOM
Julie Michiels is a Senior Associate Principal and Interior Design Leader in Chicago and helps lead SOM’s interdisciplinary, holistic approach to human-centered design for its global portfolio of interior projects. Julie calls on her extensive experience as an architect, interior designer, and project leader to guide complex project teams focused on developing innovative design solutions tailored to the needs of the client. With a dedicated focus on client service, collaboration, and designing from the inside out, she has been involved in several award-winning  projects—diverse in scale, location, and typology—from concept to completion.

Rajesh Nandan

Founder, Publisher & CEO, Indesign Media Asia Pacific
Rajesh Nandan is an accomplished entrepreneur, visionary publisher, and esteemed leader in the design industry. As the Founder, Publisher, and Chief Executive Officer of Indesign Media Asia Pacific, he has established it as the premier regional media house in the field, spearheading the expansion of the company throughout Asia and successfully introducing digital and print titles in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Rajesh’s exceptional expertise has earned him esteemed roles and recognition on a global scale. Through his dynamic leadership, passion and pursuit of excellence, Rajesh has significantly shaped the design landscape across the Asia Pacific region.

Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu (China)

Founding Partners, Neri&Hu Design & Research Office
Architects Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri are founding partners of internationally renowned Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, an interdisciplinary architecural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Alongside their design practice, Lyndon and Rossana have been deeply committed to architectural education and have lectured across the globe, receiving appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design (beginning 2024), the University of California, Berkeley (2023), Harvard Graduate School of Design (2019, 2021, 2023), Yale School of Architecture (2018, 2022) and Tongji University (2021-2023). They co-authored and edited Persistence of Vision: Shanghai Architects in Dialogue (MCCM Creations, 2007). They have published two monographs, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office (Park Books, 2017) and Thresholds: Space, Time and Practice (Thames&Hudson, 2021; Chinese edition – Guangxi Normal University Press, 2023). Lyndon and Rossana are also Founding Partners of Design Republic in Shanghai since 2004, a design platform incorporating a retail concept, design and cultural exhibitions, and education. In 2015, they were appointed as Creative Directors of Stellar Works, an international furniture brand that honors and advances Asian crafts and traditions.

Amanda Stanaway (Australia)

Principal, Global Leader – Workplace Interiors, Woods Bagot
Amanda sits at the forefront of workplace design; currently working with a broad portfolio of corporate clients worldwide. Her role encompasses strategy and interior design across the commercial, lifestyle and public sectors. Her mix of skills and diversity of knowledge provides a unique, comprehensive and innovative approach to projects for her clients. Amanda has been instrumental in creating some of the most cutting edge workplaces – which have delivered real business advantage and positive change for the organization.

Patricia Urquiola (Italy)

2022 IFI PRIZE Recipient; Founder, Studio Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni. She founded Studio Urquiola in 2001 with her partner, Alberto Zontone, operating in the fields of Industrial Product Design, Architecture, Art Direction and Strategy Consulting. Urquiola has been the Creative Director of Cassina since 2015 and works with many important Italian and international design companies. She is part of the advisory board of the Politecnico of Milan and the Triennale Milano Museum.

Woody Yao (UK)

Director, Zaha Hadid Design – ZHD
Woody Yao joined Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) in 1993 whilst studying at the Architectural Association (AA) in London. Actively contributing to Zaha Hadid’s multidisciplinary approach to architecture and design, Woody worked on key competitions such as the Cardiff Bay Opera House, as well as leading a number of seminal built projects including the Guangzhou Opera House, The Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Hotel Puerta America in Madrid. Woody has also been instrumental in furthering the development of the practice’s archive and the growth of their exhibitions program, leading his team in design and execution, curating over the years with the world’s most established and respected cultural institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, MAK in Vienna, the Design Museum and Serpentine Gallery in London, MAXXI in Rome,the State Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg and the most recent retrospective of Zaha Hadid Design: UNTOLD – MSU Broad Art Museum.

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