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The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship Application Deadline is December 4, 2020!

The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship for Women Pursuing Postsecondary Education is a needs-based scholarship dedicated to helping women get the education necessary to have a successful career.

Ms. Skulstad Williams was born and grew up in Nazi-occupied Europe and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. Her husband passed away unexpectedly at a young age, and she faced the challenge of becoming self- supporting. She returned to the classrooms of UCLA Extension in the late 1970s to pursue business courses and went on to a successful career in the travel industry.

Through her estate, Ms. Skulstad Williams established this scholarship endowment to help women who would otherwise not have the financial means or opportunity to attend postsecondary education. Ms. Skulstad Williams believed strongly that lifelong learning can change lives. Each year, in perpetuity, UCLA Extension will award a minimum of one scholarship up to $5,000 toward course fees within a certificate program.

 Applications for this scholarship will be accepted until Friday, December 4, 2020 at 4pm.

Application and more information HERE

Starting in October! Join Us for Our Fall Quarter No-Cost Interior Design Seminars!

We are happy to announce the continuation of our no-cost one day online educational and personal development seminars in the Fall 2020 quarter. These seminars are free to all and completely online, so please join us for the following:

Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability Part I (Early 20th Century through Mid-Century Modern)

Description: This course is an overview of the eternal tension between designs that make an aesthetic statement and designs that actually respect how they will be used by the people who have to live with them. The course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories that examines how the desire to make a statement often results in designs that are uncomfortable, unusable, or outright dangerous.

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020 Time: 10:00 am (PST) – 11:30 am (PST)

Click HERE for Course Registration

Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability Part II (Post Mid-Century Modern through Contemporary)

Description: Part II of Part I. This course continues the humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories that examines how the desire to make a statement often results in designs that are uncomfortable, unusable, or outright dangerous.

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020 Time: 10:00 am (PST) – 11:30 am (PST

Click HERE for Course Registration

Sketching for Designers – Techniques On How To Create A Fast and Precise Sketch

Description: All great ideas start with a sketch. It is a dialogue that depicts our imagination and helps us through the creative design process. A quick initial sketch helps solve any complex computer generated detail. Sketching is a great tool to communicate with our clients; it helps us sort through different ideas very fast, and it is a universal journal that is understood and welcomed by all.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm (PST) –3:00 pm (PST)

Click HERE for Course Registration

Psychology of Residential Interior Design

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of residential interior design, including the relationship of color, light, texture, balance and composition, which impacts how human psychology reacts within the space; the optimum furniture placement, use of existent space and accessories; and applying these techniques in evolving residential spaces, such as home-office spaces and expanding households.

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020 Time: 12:00 pm (PST) –1:30 pm (PST)

Click HERE for Course Registration

Hope to see you there!

ASID Pasadena Chapter to Host Online Student Portfolio Review on Friday, September 4th!

Please join the ASID Pasadena Chapter on Friday, September 4th for a student portfolio review!

During the review, there will be several interior designers, industry partners, and student peers on the same Zoom meeting for a diverse range of critique and Q&A. You will have the opportunity to:
• present your digital portfolio of design from studio projects
• speak about your work and design philosophy
• talk about any past experience in design
• discuss what your future goals are
• why you wish to be an interior designer

Select up to ten of your best and most creative works from your interior design courses, internships, and personal professional work, and organize them in a digital format (PDF or website). Work that you consider incomplete, not design-related, or does not show off your best craftsmanship should not be included in the portfolio. Resumes are welcome to be included as well. This is an opportunity to show off your talents and get your foot in the door for prospective internships and job openings.


To RSVP, please email STUDENTREP@CAPAS.ASID.ORG by Thursday, September 3rd. Be sure to include your name, name of interior design school, contact info, and expected graduation date. You will receive a Zoom meeting number just before the event.

Hope you see you at this amazing event!

The Master of Interior Architecture Fall 2020 Application Deadline is July 1, 2020!

Are you looking to take your Interior Design career to the next level? If so, the Master of Interior Architecture is a professional degree (M. INT. ARCH.) offered collaboratively between UCLA Extension and Cal Poly Pomona and is one of the top CIDA-accredited programs in the nation.

The primary goal of the Master of Interior Architecture Program is to provide an opportunity for individuals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to pursue a rigorous program of part-time study that prepares them to enter the field of interior design incorporating the highest standards of professional practice. The program particularly serves career-change students seeking to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming interior design professionals.

Click HERE for deadline information & application requirements!

NEWH Hospitality Scholarships Deadline Extended to April 30th!

Here are all the details needed to apply!

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter is offering up to $10,000 in scholarships:

  • Open to students with a major and career objective within hospitality: (interior design, culinary, hotel management, architecture, etc.)
  • Student must be attending college in: Los Angeles Southern California and zip codes 900-935
  • Apply before: April 30, 2020
  • Membership is not required but is free to students + full-time educators
  • Apply online, by mail or email: HERE

Instructor Abeer Sweis & SweisKloss Featured as Top LA Design Build Firm!

Congratulations to Abeer Sweis and SweisKloss for being featured as one of the best design build firms in Los Angeles by LA Architect. SweisKloss is a Santa Monica-based full-service design and construct firm offering building design, interior design, and construction services. The company employs a holistic approach in order to provide clients with a creative and collaborative process from conception through completion. Read the full article HERE.

ICAA SoCal Neoclassicists Event on Tuesday, February 25th!

The ICAA SoCal Neoclassicists* is inviting you to a special evening at The Culver Hotel to learn more about the ICAA on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6-8pm in the upstairs Velvet Lounge with complimentary hors-d’oeuvres. Open to all students!

There will also be three exclusive 30-minute tours of the Culver Hotel’s
notable architecture and illustrious past.

The tours are $10 per person and begin at 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 pm

Please RSVP: HERE

Hope to see you there!

* The ICAA SoCal Neoclassicists is a group for developing professionals and students. The Southern California Neo Classicists (SCNC) connect developing professionals who share the common focus of classical architecture, building and design. The group is founded on the principals of personal and professional development, historic theories, innovative ideas, and lasting relationships.