The NKBA is proud to release the 2013/14 competition sponsored by Sub-Zero/Wolf and WaypointTM Living Spaces.
Download the entry brochure.
Download the floor plans.
This year’s challenge is the new construction home of a 1 bedroom cabin for Ann and John Davis to be built in a natural habitat lake community in Nebraska. They are avid participants in the lake community activities of ATV trail riding, boating, fishing, etc. Materials should reflect the lifestyle and selection should be based on performance characteristics as well as aesthetics that reflect their lifestyle. Students are challenged to reflect the casual lake community and lifestyle in their design.
The winning designs will be featured in the NKBA Design Competition Winners Publication and awarded the following prizes:
- First Place Kitchen $2,500 Scholarship
- First Place Bath $2,500 Scholarship
- Second Place Kitchen $1,500 Scholarship
- Second Place Bath $1,500 Scholarship
- Third Place Kitchen $1,000 Scholarship
- Third Place Bath $1,000 Scholarship
Award winners will also receive complimentary registration to KBIS 2014, which will include the awards ceremony, two nights’ hotel stay, and transportation to the event.
Entrants must be NKBA Student Members enrolled in a college or university on the date of postmark. Award recipients must also be current NKBA members. Except for experiences derived from an internship, entrants must neither have worked in a professional design capacity (including interior design, architecture, and related fields), nor have been paid for design services rendered. Projects entered must be completed individually by the student designer. No co-designers are permitted in the competition.
Students may enter the kitchen, bath, or both portions of the competition. Entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Mrs. Davis has a photo of her dream kitchen, why was one not provided?
The photo of her dream kitchen is the student’s design.
- Can the angled front door be altered?
No, the front door cannot be moved or altered.
- Can the pantry or hallway be moved?
No, the pantry and hallway cannot be moved but the doors can be relocated.
- Can we design outside of the footprint indicated on the floor plans?
No, you cannot design outside of the designated section of the footprints.
- Can the kitchen be designed past the dashed line?
No. the vaulted ceiling terminates at the dashed lines and does not extend through the kitchen area.
- How high are the windows from the floor?
The windows in the kitchen and bath are all 42”AFF
- The bathroom is too large to fit on the 11 X 17 paper can I leave off the title block?
This means that no part of the closet or bathroom can extend beyond the original footprint of the closet and bathroom. Only approximately 1/2 of the original footprint can be developed into the bathroom. This can be any 1/2 of the space. The closet is not to be developed and therefore is not to be included in the designed space. Students may include a non-scaled small reference drawing indicating how the bathroom fits into the original footprint, thus verifying that the space they select to develop into the bathroom does not extend beyond the original footprint, and that they have used approximately 1/2 of the total footprint of the original bathroom and closet combined.
- What are the sizes of the bathroom windows and closet door?
The windows and doors are given in architectural sizes, for instance a 1717 window is 1’7” or a 19 inch window. The door measures 2868 is 2'8' x 6'8" or 32" x 80".