USGBC Sponsoring Sustainable Suite Design Competition

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:40

From UpTake Travel Industry Blog: The U.S. Green Building Council, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) are sponsoring the Sustainable Suite Design Competition to help drive green design practices within the hotel industry.

The winning design will be built as a model guest room to be presented as an educational display for the design industry, hotel owners and brands, and corporate travel executives.

Additionally the winning team and design will be profiled in Hospitality Design, ASID ICON, and the NEWH Magazine. The Sustainable Suite will be unveiled at HDExpo in Las Vegas in May 2010.

There’s also a ‘Students & Young Professionals’ award, and the winners of this award too will be mentioned along with the ‘Professional’ award in all the aforementioned magazines, but their design will not be built out. 

The judges for the competition include Helen Jorgensen, Sr. Director of Purchasing, Host Hotels & Resorts; David Mahood is the V.P. Sustainability, NEWH; Carlie Bullock-Jones, ASID, LEED AP, Sustainable Design Consultant with Ecoworks Studio in Atlanta; Eileen Slora, Executive Director, Interior Design for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts; Linda Sorrento, Senior Director of Education, USGBC; and Annette K. Stelmack, founder of Inspirit-llc and a ‘green design guru.’

Last date for entries is Aug 31, 2009, and the judging will be completed by Oct 1, 2009. You can download the application form here, and these are the FAQs for the competition.