LISAA School Of Design : Understanding ‘JURY’.

LISAA School Of Design : Understanding ‘JURY’.

What is jury in interior design?

Juries are primarily about design critique and they work best when they’re open, honest, impersonal, and transparent. However, this openness can also mean that jury feedback can be subjective, contradictory, and confusing.

What happens in a design jury?

Also known as an open jury, students submit their design studio/thesis work (drawings/sketches and models) to faculty members/ administration prior to commencement of jury (at least a day or two in advance). The drawings/ sketches collected are displayed over vertical surfaces.

Surviving a design jury presentation: The essential guide. 

Timing – When you are presenting to a jury. Get the timing right. Don’t run over time or drone on. Architects are notoriously bad at timing their talks.

A picture says a thousand words –The more diagrams, images or other representations you have to present the less you have to say.

Don’t avoid talking about the concept – Some architects find it difficult to talk in conceptual or theoretical terms. This may be in apart training and it is usually because for some architects it is easier not to talk about history, aesthetics, compositional processes, form, critical theory or the politics of urbanism. But this is exactly the sort of thing a jury wants to hear.

Structure – Guide the jurors’ eyes to the design. The way you structure the presentation should reflect this. The first thing a jury wants to hear is ideas. This will give them the context from which their eyes will begin to apprehend and understand the design and inhabit the building in their imaginations.

If you care to learn further about how Juries and workshops are structured at LISAA School of Design, please click below to get in touch with our team.