YabuPushelberg Award for Innovation in Interior Design

 

The Yabu Pushelberg Award for Innovation in Interior Design will provide one Ryerson Interior Design Student with $6,000 to take his/her project from ideation to the prototyping stage and promote the greatest degree of innovative thought in Interior Design. Funding for the competition will be made available to the Award Winner in the spring of 2017 to undertake his/her project in the summer months.

 

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS
To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be registered as a full-time undergraduate student (4 billing units) in the 3rd or 4th year in the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University.
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and be in clear academic standing.

WEIGHTED CRITERIA

Project application submitted per Design Fabrication Zone application requirements, along with a one-page brief outlining how the project best demonstrates innovation in interior design. Faculty members from the School of Interior Design can also nominate a student for the Award by submitting a one-page letter of support.

The project application and brief/letter of support will be assessed and weighted based on the following factors:

Proposed Interior Design Innovation/Entrepreneurship: 30%

Clarity of ideas developed (with reference to the driving RSID undergraduate course/investigation) and project samples: 30%

Compelling new research, creative and/or prototyping direction: 30%

Overall presentation: 10%

APPLICATION INFORMATION

A completed application must include:

  • Project Application 
  • Portfolio Visual Submission of 2 School projects in pdf format (1MB max each)
  • One-page brief or letter of support from faculty member

SCHEDULE

Award Announcement: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017
Winner announcement: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Applications should be submitted at here

All inquiries should be directed to cira.nickel@ryerson.ca

SELECTION AND ADMINISTRATION

The selection committee will be comprised of at least three representatives from Ryerson University. They will review the applications and prepare a ranked list of qualified Award recipients. The final selection of the recipient will be based on the weighted criteria. If, in the opinion of the of the selection committee, no candidates meet the outlined criteria, the Award shall not be given to any applicant in 2017.