BIID supports creativity and design with AIA Student Charrette

The British Institute of Interior Design has once again collaborated with the London Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on its Student Design Charrette competition for the third consecutive year.

Taking place on Saturday 2 November at the Zaha Hadid designed Roca Gallery in London; students will be given the chance to design collectively whilst mentored by an experienced practicing architect or interior designer. Interior design and architecture students from across the county are invited to take part in the one day competition, where the theme will ask them to explore how the River Thames connects communities and affects life across London.

“The Charrette is a brilliant experience that we would encourage design students to get involved with.” said Hayley Manning, BIID Student Director. “It is as always an honour to collaborate again with the AIA for such an educational and thought provoking event. The response was extremely positive last year, with a high level of creativity on display. We believe it is very important to show our support for competitions such as the Charrette in order to nurture the future talent of our industry. I am very much looking forward to seeing the designs the students submit this year.”

This year the jury will be chaired by Professor George Kunihiro, FAIA and International Director AIA. It will be a CAD-free event, with only drawn, modelled and collage proposals to be accepted on the day, created with drawing materials supplied or brought in beforehand.

Students can enter the competition for £10.00, which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day and reprographic services for presentations. To register visit

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