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Join Us for Our First No-Cost Interior Design Seminar On Saturday, July 25th!

Please join us for our first FREE one-day online seminar The Psychology of Residential Interior Design! This seminar is 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 July 25, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm (PST) – 1:30 pm (PST)

Location: Online

Instructor: Nareh Sargsyan

Click HERE for Course Registration!

Hope to see you there!

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!

The PDC’s Annual Spring Market is March 18th and 19th!

Out of an abundance of caution, WESTWEEK 2020 has been canceled at this time. 

The Pacific Design Center’s annual Spring Market is the West Coast’s showcase for global design. Each March, WESTWEEK debuts an array of luxury furnishings and interior resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators.


The two-day event features keynotes, product introductions and showroom happenings, complemented by presentations from the nation’s leading shelter publications, editors and tastemakers. WESTWEEK attracts 3,000+ trade professionals from the West and around the globe.


At the precipice of the 21 st century’s third decade, digital innovations and new consumer preferences continue to cause seismic, transformative impacts reshaping the design industry and the whole of the luxury market. WESTWEEK’s  2020 VISION: Design in Transformation  theme examines how the influences of a rapidly changing world are driving business, cultural and lifestyle shifts across the A+D category and how the trade is not only benefiting but thriving in the face of dynamic evolution.

Register 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.

HD Expo 2020 Is Coming! Student Discount with Early Registration!

Dynamic. Bold. Inspiring.

The HD Expo is the leading tradeshow & conference for the hospitality design community and it will soon be at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas! Students who register before February 1st will receive the best available rate.***

This event brings together designers, owner/operators, brand executives, architects, purchasers, and manufacturers for three days of inspiration, CEU-accredited education, and exceptional networking. This is an amazing opportunity for students who are interested in hospitality design! More information about this this event HERE! 

***Students will be asked to provide proof of status during the registration process. Students must submit ONE of the following credentials for approval: Current Class Schedule or Current Student ID

 

Design & Construction Firm SweisKloss presents Canstruction!

Canstruction is a long-running international design competition between architects, engineers and design teams, that build sculptures out of non-perishable food items. Now in Santa Monica it’s a festive affair that challenges teams to “out creative” each other, involves the community in judging and participation, and benefits local food banks!

This year’s theme is, “It’s All Fun and Games at the Beach”. Awards will be given in the following categories:

Best meal
Structural ingenuity
Best original design
Best labels
People’s choice
Most cans

Structures will be on display and open to the public from Nov 3-16, 2019 at Water Garden 1620 26th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404

For more information click HERE! 

Architecture & Interior Design Program Open House on November 7th!

Join us for our FREE open house and informational session on Thursday, November 7 from 7-8:30pm!

Learn about career opportunities and the benefits of our nationally ranked Master of Interior Architecture Program. Open house speakers include the program director, program advisor, instructors, current students and graduates. Learn about program curriculum (Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture, Certificate and courses in general), benefits of enrollment, career opportunities, Q&A and more!

RSVP HERE!

 

Complimentary Access for Students at the WestEdge Design Fair!

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! 

 

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!

Student Volunteers needed for 2nd Annual DESIGNWALK LA!

Didn’t make it to NeoCon 2019? You are in luck! The Los Angeles City Center is hosting the 2nd Annual DESIGNWALK LA on 8/22/19!

Come out to see the latest and greatest product offerings from your favorite design partners. We are kicking off the festivities with our Launch Party at Gensler, followed by a self-guided tour through participating DTLA showrooms.Participating manufacturers will collaborate on a unique vignette inside each showroom that will be judged by event guests. The night will conclude with a Wrap Party where the vignette winners will be announced. You don’t want to miss this one!

If you are interested in being a student volunteer for DESIGNWALK LA please contact Chloe Thornton at chloe.thornton@mdcwall.com  and here for more information on DESIGNWALK LA