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Northwestern Participates in Big Ten Student Design Challenge

Northwestern undergraduates of all majors are invited to compete in the Big Ten Student Design Challenge. The competition runs from October 1 through November 27, 2018 and is hosted by the Big Ten Academic Alliance in partnership with the office furniture manufacturing company, Herman Miller.

Winning teams receive a monetary prize of $2,000, have the opportunity to network with industry design professionals, and leave a lasting mark on the University by re-furnishing a collaborative space in the University Library on the Evanston campus.

About the Contest

Northwestern has chosen an informal space to be re-furnished -- Project Room A located in University Library 1 South.

Interested undergraduate students will need to complete a proposal template using the Herman Miller Custom Catalog available on the contest website

  • The best proposal will be judged in a national competition and the top three teams win a trip to Herman Miller headquarters. Over the course of two days, teams will refine their proposals with help from industry professionals and pitch their ideas to a panel of design experts. 
  • One winning team will receive a $2,000 cash prize and their proposal will be funded and built.
  • Competing teams must consist of three-four student members. Submissions are due by November 27, 2018.

Visit the Big Ten Student Design Challenge website for the full contest details and submission form.

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