With 50 days to go, here are some important numbers about IDEA 2020

Today marks 50 days to go until the final IDEA 2020 entry deadline. Read on for more vital numbers about our architecture and interior design awards! 800+ is the number of entries to IDEA 2019. See the winning projects here. 550 is the number of architects, interior designers, product designers and industry aficionados who attended last year’s […]

Two weeks left to save $90 on IDEA 2020

With our extended early bird entry discount for IDEA 2020 ending in just two weeks, we thought we’d share the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this year’s awards. When does the early bird entry end? Thursday 30 April 2020. How much can I save by entering before 30 April? If […]

Designers share highs and lows from their first solo projects

Striking out on your first solo project is an exhilarating, but also terrifying experience. Steep learning curves come alongside the freedom of being your own boss, whether they be underquoting your rate, dealing with a slashed budget mid-project or reconciling your own aesthetic with that of your client’s. ADR asks six of the shortlisted emerging […]

Meet the 2020 IDEA Jury: Anna Spiro and Andrew Parr

Anna Spiro, director and head interior designer at her eponymous studio, and Andrew Parr, founding director of SJB Interiors, bring their 20 years of experience setting the standard of Australian interior design to the 2020 IDEA Jury.  Together with Brendan Wong, The Stella Collective’s Hana Hakim, Alexander & CO.’s Jeremy Bull, Luchetti Krelle’s Rachel Luchetti […]

Meet the IDEA 2020 Jury: Jeremy Bull and Rachel Luchetti

Sydney-based principal Jeremy Bull and director Rachel Luchetti will join Simone Haag, Brendan Wong and The Stella Collective’s Hana Hakim on the IDEA 2020 jury to judge the country’s best architecture and interior design projects. Now in its 18th year, IDEA is one of Australia’s oldest award programs, celebrating iconic design and the people and […]

IDEA early bird entries extended to 30 April

The IDEA 2020 early birds entry period has been extended to 30 April. That gives you an extra month to get your entries in and save $90. IDEA early bird entries were due to close later this week, but we’ve spoken to a lot of architects and interior designers who just need a little extra […]

We asked IDEA winners to sum up Australian A&D in one word

With five days until early bird entries for IDEA 2020 close, we reached out to a few of last year’s winners to find out how they sum up Australian design, what winning has meant to them and, most importantly, where they’ve put their trophy. The IDEA 2020 trophy is designed by multi-disciplinary Australian studio Axolotl, […]

10 reasons to enter IDEA 2020 and save $90 on entry fees

With 10 days left until the early bird entry period ends for IDEA 2020, here are 10 reasons why architects, interior designers and product designers should enter now. The early bird entry period ends on 30 April. If you enter before then, you’ll save $90! The standard entry deadline is 5 June. Not sure whether […]

Meet the 2020 IDEA Jury: Brendan Wong and Hana Hakim

Critically-acclaimed interior designers Brendan Wong and Hana Hakim have been revealed as 2020 IDEA jury members, joining Simone Haag in judging Australia’s best interior design and architecture projects and the studios and practices that produce them. Brendan Wong Sydney-based Brendan Wong has 25 years of experience working across the interiors industries of Australia, London and […]

Six designers share their biggest career missteps

Anyone who runs their own design business knows it’s not just about the drawing on paper (or render on a computer). There are client relations, balancing the books, seeking new business and managing workloads – all potential minefields for even the most acclaimed industry players. ADR asks six of the shortlisted emerging designers from IDEA […]

Meet the 2020 IDEA Jury: Simone Haag

Melbourne-based interior designer Simone Haag has been revealed as the first jury member for IDEA 2020.  Founder of her eponymous design studio, and with over a decade in the industry, Simone Haag sees herself as the mediator between her clients and the design world that she says she is “lucky enough to call home”.  It’s […]