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Wentworth Institute of Technology:

Looking Up: Armstrong Ceiling Design Competition

Ongoing Throughout Design Week


Beatty Hall Douglas D. Schumann Library  

Wentworth Institute of Technology

550 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115



Exhibition is open during regular library hours.

Please check the library website at https://library.wit.edu/visit/

Armstrong held a design competition for the Wentworth Institute of Technology Senior Interior Design studio class in January 2020. Students worked in a group of two team members or individually to create a new product or new solution for Armstrong. The Armstrong team presented the competition rules and provided information about current products. The scope of the competition was to develop a product or a ceiling solution that brings value to a contractor (saves them time and money) or creates a new “must have” look to building environment designers (which they are willing to pay a premium for):

  • A new ceiling solution with a grid, drywall grid, transition, extruded aluminum or brake formed product

  • A new integrated product/solution with lighting, HVAC, plumbing, etc.

Student designs were judged by three industry professionals based on the criteria that includes value of the solution to Armstrong, value of the solution to the customer (contractors and designers), creativity/uniqueness/wow factor, and overall presentation.

The exhibition displays designs from the 1st Place ($2,500), the 2nd Place ($1,500), the 3rd Place ($1,000), and two honorable mentions.