The 5th annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation, is now open for submissions. The 2016 contest challenges students to redesign an existing hotel lobby using key biophilic design principles to address and enhance the guest experience.
Biophilia is the concept that people have an inherent desire to connect with nature and natural systems, highlighting the relationship between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment. The principles of biophilic design gives designers the guidance to design spaces that positively impact occupants’ health, productivity, creativity and wellbeing.
Undergraduate interior design students from all over the country will enter this year's contest, which will award $27,500 in scholarships. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 towards their education, and three runners-up with each receive $2,500. New this year, the school with the highest number of completed student submissions will be awarded a $10,000 grant.
Students can enter their submissions from now until Sept. 22, 2016. The winner will be announced on Nov. 10, 2016, at the ASID Career Exchange at NeoCon East in Philadelphia, PA. For more details, visit www.daltiledesign.com.