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Friday, February 5, 2010

Autodesk IDEA Studio

Cool idea from Autodesk. If you are a student and reading this blog, CHECK THIS OUT!

From Autodesk:
The Autodesk® IDEA Studio is a residency program for designers, engineers, artists, and scholars who are pursuing innovative projects that push design technology to its limits to solve real-life problems.
The Studio

Overlooking the Embarcadero and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Autodesk IDEA Studio is located in the east wing of the Autodesk Gallery at One Market Street in San Francisco.


Projects selected for the program apply innovative, design-driven solutions to real-life problems in business, society, or the environment. Projects that address sustainability challenges are given priority.

The project scope must be achievable within the proposed residency duration, usually 6 to 12 weeks.


Autodesk IDEA Studio residents include both scholars and industry professionals in design, engineering, architecture, and art. Residents work in an inspirational space that celebrates design. They have access to a wide range of design technology and coaching from experts who can help them apply the latest technology to accelerate their projects.

When we review proposals, we are looking for individuals with cross-disciplinary curiosity who are pursuing creative applications of design technology. The residents we select must be enthusiastic about sharing their innovative projects with visitors to the Autodesk Gallery visitors—typically industry groups, press, and others.


Projects are selected on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting proposals for spring and summer of 2010. Both individual and team proposals are welcome.

In your proposal document, please include the following information:

  • Name or topic of the project and a brief statement (two to three sentences) on its purpose and nature
  • How the project pushes the limits of design technology
  • The technology your project will use and your level of ability in working with that technology
  • How a cross-disciplinary approach to your project may help you reach your goal
  • How guidance by Autodesk employees may help you reach your project goal
  • Information about those who your work will help or interest
  • Grant amount requested
  • Dates you are available to work in the Studio

To submit your proposal, please visit our proposal submission page.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Click here to go to the Autodesk IDEA web site...