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UCLA Extension will host a Virtual Certificate Celebration on Friday, June 26, 2020!

Join UCLA Extension for a Virtual Celebration in recognition of all certificate graduates in 2020! The ceremony will be broadcast on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 4:00 pm on UCLA Extension’s YouTube Channel and will honor graduates, highlights their voices, and marks the milestone of their personal and professional journeys. Graduates, family, and friends are invited to watch the celebration!

The event is FREE, and graduates, family, and friends are invited to watch the celebration! Reserve a “virtual seat” HERE!

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to Ankita Gogne & Ksenia Riasnianskaia on their NEWH Scholarship Wins!

We are so happy to announce that two of our MIA students have won NEWH LA Chapter Scholarships! NEWH scholarships are open to students with a career objective within the hospitality industry. Both Ankita and Ksenia are outstanding students, talented interior designers, and very deserving of their scholarships!

Ankita Gogne was the winner of a $10,000 NEWH LA Chapter Scholarship.

Ksenia Riasnianskaia was the winner of a $5,000 NEWH LA Chapter Scholarship.

Congratulations to you both!

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.

Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge is Here!

The 2020 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge is now open for entries!  This design challenge is a professional competition that celebrates excellence in interior design by students in both residential and commercial categories. The winners will also be published in the Sherwin-Williams magazine, digital magazine, and online platforms. In the past, some winners have moved on to have internships with the judges. All the rules and instructions are on HERE! It is incredibly simple!!

IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship!

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. 

Scholarship Awards:

One $5,000 scholarship
One $3,000 scholarship
Four $500 scholarships

Deadline October 18. Click HERE for more information and submission guidelines!

Enter PDC Fall Market Student Competition to win an Arc+ID Class!

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 eleanorschrader@roadrunner.com by September 11th. Check out some student competition success stories HERE! and learn more about the PDC Fall Market HERE!

Congratulations to Rogerio Carvalheiro on his Design Achievement!

“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!

Design & Win- NEWH Green Voice Design Competition!

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!

 

Deadline Extended for The 15th Annual HD Awards Submissions

HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition

Deadline has been extended to May 3rd, 2019

West Elm has partnered with Hospitality Design (HD) magazine on the inaugural Student Product Design Competition. Earlier this year, West Elm launched a collection of restaurant tables targeting the hospitality industry. These tables offer a series of material options for bases and tops. The competition is focused on designing a new chair and bar/counter stools to add to the collection.

The chair does not have to match the tables in the collection. The chair should be able to sit with the tables easily and work in both casual and more formal environment. It should be aesthetically neutral to fit into the West Elm assortment but also offer something new to the range.

The chair should have a metal frame/legs with a wood and/or upholstered seat. No plastics should be used. Through a series of color and finish options, the chair should be able to be integrated into various styles of décor. Attention should be paid to West Elm’s own palette of materials and colors and these should be incorporated into the chair.

The chair should have an 18-inch seat height and enough back support to sit comfortably for a couple of hours. The chair can also have variations such as side and arm versions and must also easily be adapted into a bar and counter stool. Ideally, the chair would be able to be stacked for storage.

Finally, the chair should retail around $149-199.

All entries must be submitted online—we will not be accepting hard copies of entries.

Step 1. Read the rules page before getting started with your entry 

The rules page explains how to enter, cost of entry, and the categories for this competition.

Step 2. Create a login that will save all your entry information 

Once you create a login, you can begin uploading your entry info. You will be able to save it and come back at a later time to finish the process if necessary. To access the entry form you must first create a login. Once you create a login, you will arrive on part one of the entry form—the rules page. You will be required to certify that you have read and understood the rules document before you move on to the entry form.

Create your login now

Step 3. Fill out the entry form

The entry form is split into three parts. The first part is to read and certify the rules page. On the second part, you will input the project description, project details, etc. The third part you will upload all project images to the system.

Begin your submission

Step 4. Pay for your entry

Entry fees are $40. Payment is accepted with a Paypal account, or with a credit/debit card (through Paypal’s website).

Contest judges include a panel of hospitality industry professionals, including West Elm president Alex Bellos and Paulo Kos, vice president of design, West Elm Contract Furniture.

Winners and finalists will be honored at the HD Awards ceremony to be held on June 5th, 2019 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. In addition, the winning project will be manufactured by West Elm and published in the June 2019 issue of Hospitality Design magazine.