IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Awards: Call for Entries

Aug 19, 2009

Good Design is more than pretty. It’s Smart.

The IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Awards recognize excellence in interior environments in tune with twenty-first century needs and desires.

Call for Entries - Smart Environments Awards


To recognize individuals and collaborative teams creating excellent, leading edge interior environments

Who Should Enter

Interior Design and Architecture professionals and teams practicing legally in their jurisdictions who have completed a Smart project; sustainable, accessible, and beautiful

Entry Requirements

Projects must have been completed in 2009 (or not previously published)


  • Rosalyn Cama, CAMA, Inc.
  • Jean Hansen, HDR
  • Sadhu Johnston, City of Chicago


  • Rob Moylan, IIDA Sustainable Forum Advisor
  • Susan Szenasy, Metropolis Magazine


The results of the Smart Environments Awards will be announced at USGBC’s Greenbuild Expo 2009 in Phoenix, where select winners may be invited to present their work. Winning projects will be considered for publication in Metropolis and Metropolismag.com


Deadline to Request an entry kit is September 24th, 2009. Deadline to submit completed entries is October 9th, 2009

Order your entry kit now.

Q&A with Susan Szenasy

For insider insight on the Smart Environments Awards, read an interview with Susan Szenasy, Editor in Chief of Metropolis.

Commonly Asked Questions

What kinds of projects can be submitted?
All types of interiors can be submitted; commercial, residential, retail, etc.

Is there a size limit?
All sizes of projects are allowed to be submitted, there is no sq. footage too large or too small to be smart.

Must they be LEED certified?
No, projects do not have to be LEED Certified, just need to show why they are sustainable.

How are they being judged?
The projects will be judged on the levels of sustainablility, accessability, creativity, and beauty. A SMART project is one that is leading edge in developement and implements minimal impact on the environment.

Are there different categories?
No, there are no categories however, at the judges discretion, up to four (4) winners my be chosen.

For additional information, contact Monica DeAngelis

Source: IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Awards (www.iida.org/content.cfm/metropolis-smart)