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Competition Info


The theme of this edition, “Community Interiors,” calls for projects that make significant contributions to neighborhoods through design, program, service, and/or other strategies. Projects may be of any type or scale, may be public or private, and should be predominantly about the design of interior spaces. Examples include, but are not limited to, social venues, gathering spaces, building lobbies (residential or commercial), retail stores, and community rooms.

Speed Presentations was created by the AIANY Interiors Committee to showcase New York-based architects who are designing outstanding interior spaces. The format of the event – ten architects presenting in quick-fire six-minute intervals – allows us to explore a wide range of projects in a short time frame.


Architects must be AIA members who work for or owns a firm based in New York City. Projects can be located outside of New York. More than one project can be entered. All projects should be completed (or close to completion) and no more than five-years-old. There is no entry fee.


Please submit no more than 10 pages in PDF format that include photographs, drawings, and a brief narrative describing the project and how it responds to this year’s theme. The images should be in the order that they will appear in the final presentation at Steelcase.


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