In the fall semester, ZEDH Studio students worked in teams to research demographics, select a site within the city of Atlanta and design a specific housing typology, all while focusing on the larger goals of sustainability, compact housing, and zero energy design.

In the current spring semester, each student has drilled down to concentrate on the interior development of the housing types proposed last semester. Each student has designed a residence for a target client of his/her choosing, with a goal to maximize the function of the interior spaces by utilizing the research and efficient interior design principles discussed during the fall and spring semester.

This competition addresses the interior development portion of the studio.


The winner of the competition will be flown to Los Angeles for the 2014 Dwell on Design show (show dates June 20-22). Travel dates to be confirmed based on the winner’s availability. The winning project will be highlighted in the Georgia Tech booth on the show floor, and will be discussed in the presentation and panel discussion, scheduled for Saturday, June 21.


Georgia Institute of Technology
Resource Furniture
Architecture for Humanity
Alcoa Foundation


April 28  || Submissions Due
May 06 – May 25 || Juror Period
May 30 || Winner Selected (CHECK IT OUT)
June 20 – June 22 || Winner Live at Dwell on Design
July 15  || People’s Choice Closes




ZEDH Studio Review - Georgia Tech


Lara Appleton | Senior Designer, Peter Marino, Inc.

Andrew Bledsoe | Founding Partner, Stage 3 Properties

Christopher Bledsoe | Founding Partner, Stage 3 Properties

Laura Bohn | Interior Designer, Laura Bohn Design Associates

Eric Bunge | Principal, nArchitects

William Collie | Cooper Carry and Associates

Pierluigi Colombo | Architect, Lead Designer for Clei

Amanda Dameron | Editor-in-Chief, Dwell

Dagmar Epsten | Epsten Group

Pepin Gelardi | Partner, Tomorrow Lab

Mark Ginsberg | Principal, Curtis + Ginsberg

Graham Hill | Founder, LifeEdited

Foster Lynn | TVS Design Atlanta

Paul Makovsky | Editorial Director, Metropolis

Robert Paredes | ASD Atlanta

Gary Paul | Principal, GP Incorporated Design Consulting

Jerilyn Perine | Executive Director Citizens Housing & Planning Council

Ted Ullrich | Co-Founder, Tomorrow Lab

Matthew Weissman | Managing Partner, Weissman Equities

Seth Weissman | Managing Partner, Weissman Equities

Heather Woofter | Washington University St Louis