IIDA FUSION FASHION SHOW 2013
In 2013, the Northland Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) hosted the Fusion + Fashion fundraiser, challenging participants to create a couture ensemble inspired by the built environment. Newstudio Architecture won the award for Most Unique Material. Out of 26 entries, only 6 won recognition. NewStudio's final design was inspired by the McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul's Como Park and was constructed using a polymer-based drainage mat.