San Diego Student’s Team Places 2nd in Interior Design Charrette Competition
January 8, 2020
Tyera Black-Davis, who is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design at The Art Institute of California—San Diego, a campus of Argosy University, and a group of five other students from other schools in San Diego placed 2nd in the 2016 Charrette Competition for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in Irvine, California. At the start of the competition, each group was given a floor plan, programming documents, and some background information to understand the specific needs of the client. The group had 4 ½ hours to create the design including a board, renderings, and drawings. At the end of the competition, each group presented the specifics of their design to the other groups.
The students were given the assignment to design “The Bergamot,” an open warehouse building in downtown Los Angeles. The design was inspired by historic French design qualities and natural elements. The space needed to transition from a marketplace, to a restaurant and culinary demonstration area. The purpose of the space was to be an uplifting area and a community based building. In addition, the design needed to be modular to allow for complete flexibility in order to make the space easily maneuverable.
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