The NEXT Medical Office

The NEXT Medical Office

There is no denying that how, when and where we work is changing – even in the Medical Office Building. We challenge future designers to join us in this student design competition to create the NEXT Medical Office Workplace of the future.

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About NEXT

Welcome to the 2017 Steelcase NEXT Student Design competition

Challenge your undergraduate students to imagine the medical office building of the future.

This space of approximate 15,000 SF is intended to reflect the continual innovation that is being made in the delivery of care and help facilitate the shift from acute care facilities to more community based delivery. Incorporate this competition into your 2017 fall curriculum to give your students a chance to win a trip to Steelcase, present to professional judges, and ultimately compete for both cash and product prizes.

To preregister your class to participate, please send an email to design4next@steelcase.com.

The future is theirs to create!

Resources

Contest Overview + Program

Floor Plan

*AutoCAD Files
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Questions + Answers

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Contest Background

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Official Rules

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More Information

Key Dates
Prizes

Key Dates

Key Dates

Key Dates

  • April 2017 – Announcement of 2017 and share program with professors – call for programs
  • Summer 2017 – 2017 NEXT resources (plan, etc.) loaded on Steelcase.com
  • September 5 – Open registration begins
  • September 11 – Question + Answer period begins
  • October 9 – Registration and Q+A periods both close
  • December 8 – All submissions are due
  • January 16-17 – Judges meet to select semifinalists and honorable mentions
  • January 19 – Announcement of semifinalists and honorable mentions
  • February 12-14 – Semifinalist presentations to judges at Steelcase Business Center
  • February 16 – announcement of winner

Prizes

Prizes

Grand Prize

  • $2,500 for the student.
  • $2,500 contribution to school’s design program or to a charity of their choice.
  • All ­expenses paid trip to Steelcase University to present project to judges panel, meetings with Steelcase executives and other learning opportunities. Expenses include flights to Grand Rapids, MI, hotel accommodations, meals and transportation during the stay.
  • Custom ­ordered Think chair.
  • Recognition as the grand prize winner in select Steelcase marketing.

Semi-Finalist (5)

  • All ­expenses paid trip to Steelcase University to present project to judges panel, meetings with Steelcase executives and other learning opportunities.
  • Custom ­ordered Think chair.
  • Recognition as a semifinalist in select Steelcase marketing.

Honorable mention

  • Custom ­ordered Think chair.
  • Recognition as an honorable mention in select Steelcase marketing.

2016 Winners and Judges

Winner
Semi-Finalists
Honorable Mentions
Judges

Winner

Winner

Amy Groome, Virginia Tech

Amy’s design concept consisted of modular furniture, abstracted geometric patterns and an open plan design inspiration nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s design principles and support a very collaborative office culture.

Semi-Finalists

Semi-Finalists

Bailey Rochelle Rehmann | California State University, Long Beach; Professor: Eduardo Perez | View work

Kathleen Haines| Purdue University; Professor: Wendy Hynes | View work

Lexi Sosalla | University of Minnesota; Professor: Tina Patel | View work

Martina Walker| Mississippi State University; Professor: Ashley Hughes | View work

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mentions

Brandy Hensley | University of Texas at Arlington; Professor: Hilda Rodriguez
Dominic Mercado | Texas State University; Professor: Sarah Urquhart
Hanna Green | Virginia Tech; Professor: Lisa Tucker
Kalyn Clark | University of Oklahoma; Professor: Natalie Ellis
Kristen Lusty | Weber State University; Professor: Jacie Johnson

Judges

Judges

Alan Young | Gensler | Los Angeles

Carol Rickard-Brideau | Little | Washington D.C.

Georgia Rappole | Steelcase Inc. | Atlanta

Gretchen Holy | BNIM | Kansas City

Melissa Hanley | Blitz Architecture + Interiors | San Francisco

Naoko Oguro | AECOM | New York

Vanessa Bradley | Steelcase Inc. | Grand Rapids