Students of all majors are invited to compete in the Big Ten Student Design Challenge. Win $2000, network with industry professionals, and remake a space on your very own campus! Here’s how it works: each school chooses an informal space to be refurnished and accepts designs from student teams. The best proposal from each school 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 at the Herman Miller office, teams will refine their proposals with help from industry professionals and pitch their ideas to a panel of design experts. The winning team receives a $2,000 cash prize and their proposal will be funded and built on their campus.

This competition is hosted by the Big Ten Academic Alliance in partnership with Herman Miller. Competing teams consist of 3-4 student members from participating Big Ten schools. Read more about the experience under our News page.

Here’s a highlight from the 2018 competition.