Make plans to attend the WestEdge Design Fair October 24-27, 2019!
Discover the best in design from 200 exhibiting brands, enjoy panel discussions with design industry leaders, culinary demos and food tastings, cocktails, and more — all in an environment designed to engage, entertain, and inspire you!
Design students are invited to register for complimentary access with sign up by October 18th 2019. Register HERE! & Preview the event HERE!
The Interior Design Educators Council Foundation is calling for applicants who have a desire to become Interior Design educators!
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide travel funding to the IDEC Annual Conference. The 2020 Foundation Graduate Scholars will be mentored by esteemed leaders in interior design education through pre-conference video calls. The 2020 mentors are:
Katherine Ankerson (Dean, College of Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; IDEC Fellow; and former IDEC President), and
Cary Johnston (Visiting Professor, Interior Design Program, Kent State University; former Senior Associate at Gensler, Chicago; former CIDA board member, and IIDA Fellow)
Each scholarship is $1000; up to 3 scholarships will be awarded.
For more information on eligibility and submission requirements click HERE.
Are you a current student or alumni?
Alumni, Certificate of Interior Design graduate June 2019
Can you tell us a little about your background and how you became interested in interior design?
My career path began as a graphic designer in Austin, Texas where I worked for the notable and global Pentagram Design Studio. I received an offer to move to Los Angeles and work in the consumer product graphics division of Hanna-Barbera, where I spent the next 20 years working my way up to the level of a Senior Creative Executive. Throughout my graphic design career, I always had an affinity toward human built structures and interior design. In the summer of 2015, I discovered the UCLA Arc+ID program and enrolled with the goal of seeing where interior architecture would take me.
How do you think going through the Arc+ID certificate program was beneficial to you as someone who was changing careers?
I found the Arc+ID department staff and many of the instructors to be very supportive and encouraging to career “transitioners” like myself, especially in the early part of the program. The pacing and content of the courses allowed me to get a broad understanding of the discipline and details needed to work in the industry. Since many of the instructors are working professionally in the field, they were able to share their career path and some hard-learned experiences which I completely absorbed.
What was one of your most memorable experiences going through the program?
I had several “ah-ha!” moments while taking the Design Communication classes, especially when learning drafting details and tricks from my instructors-who were all excellent draftsmen! My most memorable moment was seeing Axonometric drawing examples and trying to get my head around the possibility of drafting one! David Alvarez was a wonderful instructor and taught the entire class how to draft an Axo in one class session.
Now that you have finished the program, what are you currently working on?
I am self-employed and I currently have three residential projects at various stages of development – a young family in a new modern build that is more than double the size of their previous home, a family investing in furnishings and finishes in their “forever” home, and a retiree that is updating her home after many years of living with the same interior design aesthetic.
What are some helpful tips that you would recommend to students still in the program?
Get to know your fellow students, instructors, and join ASID! Networking is beneficial to anyone changing careers because the more experiences you can share and learn about, and events you attend the better off you will be in finding your path.
What is your favorite place in Los Angeles to go for creative inspiration?
Los Angeles is such a diverse and rich place to live and work, I have no one favorite place for creative inspiration. I love what is going on in DTLA from the new construction, to the renovations, and restorations, especially in the Arts District. The Pacific Design Center and the retailers along La Cienega and Beverly/Roberston provide a wealth of inspiration. I think a lot of students may feel intimidated to go into those retailers, but my experiences have always been to feel very welcomed.
In partnership with the IIDA Foundation, the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship seeks to recognize that creating a diverse design community is paramount in making the world of design a more inclusive and innovative place.
One $5,000 scholarship
One $3,000 scholarship
Four $500 scholarships
Deadline October 18. Click HERE for more information and submission guidelines!
Join forces with participating PDC professionals to create presentation boards that capture the spirit of a “Well-Lived Life”. A student awards reception will take place on Fall Market Day (Thursday, September 26) where top designs can win prizes that include an Arc+ID class!For more information or to be matched with a PDC showroom please contact Eleanor Schrader at email@example.com by September 11th. Check out some student competition success stories HERE! and learn more about the PDC Fall Market HERE!
“Notre-Dame holds a special place in my heart,” says architect Rogerio Carvalheiro
Arc+ID instructor Rogerio Carvalheiro shares his inspiration and process behind his unique holographic Notre-Dame competition design. His stunning work was selected to the finalist category (top 6 of over 200 entries from 56 countries!) and a book featuring finalist designs will be published soon. Read his GoArchitect interview HERE and check out his design submission HERE
Congratulations to Rogerio!
NEWH LA founding chapter is awarding scholarships to students pursuing a major and career objective within the Hospitality Industry (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, architecture, etc.). Open to international students.
Applications must be received by August 31, 2019. Apply now!
Design & Win a $7,500 Scholarship!
The NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student with airfare/lodging to the awards event at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Entries due January 3, 2020. Apply Now!