Malaysia's National Design Competition Appoints NEAPOLI Group Founder/Director as Judge

The Malaysian Interior Designers Association (MIID), the representative body of the Malaysian interior design industry, announced last week that NEAPOLI’s Founder/Director Dr Stellios Plainiotis has been selected to be the sustainability judge of the prestigious MIID REKA Awards 2022.  The ceremony is set to take place this December in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


The MIID REKA Awards champions the success of architects and interior designers who have delivered innovative and contemporary projects through thought-provoking and inventive design. The awards will honour the most exemplary projects in 3 distinct categories.


Dr Stellios will be joined by a renowned panel of architects and interior designers to judge the REKA Awards finalist entries that have all demonstrated design innovation, imagination, teamwork and the ability to meet and exceed clients’ expectations. He will be 


The judging panel will be made up of esteemed experts in the fields of architecture, design and development and will gather to review a short list of submissions competing for the REKA Awards. According to the MIID, the decision is not taken lightly, as their organisers have described their process for selecting judges on their website:  “This year, REKA Awards 2022 gathered a group of prestigious and distinguished judges across design and industry luminaries to elevate the standard of judging. Assoc. Prof. (Ind.) Ar. Sarly as a Chief Judge led Design Excellence together with Prof. Keat Ong and Ms Jennifer Choo, whilst the Industry Excellence panel was led by the Past President of the Council, Ar. Dr Chris Yap Seng Chye together with Datuk Ir. Ahmad ’Asri, Dato’ Hashimah Hashim, Datuk Chan Kim Meng, and Dr Stellios Plainiotis.”


Image: NEAPOLI’s LEED Silver project Hard Rock Hotel in Desaru is a past REKA Award winner (Honourable Mention)

Dr Stellios said, “It is a great honour for me to be selected to judge the submissions of many talented designers.” 

To learn more about the REKA 2022 awards please visit: MIID | MIID REKA AWARDS 2022

Registration for the WIN Awards is open now. Architects and interior designers are encouraged to participate, the final deadline for submission of entries is  20, September 2022.  Entry forms and rules of the competition can be downloaded at Home – MIID REKA AWARDS

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