The Future of Work

“Hybrid” is the new black. The world has changed, and our workspaces along with it. Create and share your vision for the workspaces of tomorrow.

What does
the future of work look like? We want to challenge the next generation of interior designers to consider how these spaces might be brought to life, what purposes they might serve, and how they can contribute to a more balanced, productive future. 


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First (1st) place: $8000, second (2nd) $4000; third (3rd) place $2000; fourth (4th) place $1000 


Top 4 finalists will have an opportunity to interview for a LIV Design Internship.  


Share your work with the interior design community through AR technology at IDS Vancouver 2022.


Students are challenged to envision a 150 sq. ft. collaborative workspace for an ever-evolving future of hybrid work in the Interior Design industry. This collaborative workspace must be functional for in-person meetings, virtual meetings & a hybrid of both. This space must also serve a separate, unique purpose outside of a designated meeting area. 

Submissions must include the following deliverables: 

1. Concept Write Up (~500 words)

2. Mood Board

3. Concept Sketch or Rendering

4. Floor Plan (including FF&E, ceiling design, lighting, and HVAC)

5. Critical Detail(s) / Other Constraints

6. Optional (elevation)

Other Criteria: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in or a 2022 graduate of the Interior Design program at BCIT, KPU, LaSalle College Vancouver, or VIU  
  • Must be submitted individually or in groups up to a maximum of 3 people (everyone in the group must be from the same institution) 


Submissions will open Tuesday, May 12th, 2022 and must be received no later than Sunday, July 17th, 2022 at 11:59pm

We’ll announce our top 4 winners July 26th. The 4 winners will be given the opportunity to showcase their designs in AR (Augmented Reality) at IDS Vancouver 2022, taking place September 22-25. During this time, event participants will be able to vote for their favourite design, with a grand prize winner announced on September 25

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Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges from the interior design industry. This year’s panel of judges reflects the diverse perspectives of our local design community, representing a number of disciplines and approaches to interior design.

Olivia Lam
Principal, LIV Design Studio

Matthew McCormick
Owner / Creative Director, Matthew McCormick Studio

Ema Peter
Photographer, Ema Peter Photography

Anicka Quin
Editorial Director, Western Living Magazine

Alex Beim
CEO / Creative Director, Tangible

Entry Submission

Click ‘Enter Now’ to fill out and submit your completed entry. Entries are to be submitted no later than July 17th, 2022, at 11:59pm PT. Please direct any questions regarding your submission to with the subject line “Student Challenge”. 

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