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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 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!

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!

Certificate Program Graduate Alice Hricak Interviewed for Architectural Digest

In this challenging time of COVID-19, we are all doing what we can to stay connected while working from home. Architectural Digest reached out to Alice Hricak, Certificate Program Graduate and Principal of Corporate Interiors at Perkins and Will, as well as other members of the design community to see how why are taking care of their employees’ health and well-being during these trying times. Read the full article HERE.

The Dacor Kitchen Student Design Contest Deadline is July 31, 2020!

The Dacor Kitchen student design contest offers students an opportunity to win a $10,000 or $5,000 scholarship by submitting a rendering of an original kitchen design!  

What you will need to submit:

Entry must be complete and contain all required supporting information and details, along with required project imagery/photographs

Entry must be completed by an individual student, not by a team of students

Entry must be a kitchen rendering

Do not include any text or logos on images/photos

Limit one Entry per Student

Deadline July 31, 2020

Enter the Contest HERE!

Official Rules & Entry Requirements HERE!

Official Site Here

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

Student Spotlight: ASID Pasadena Student Shadow Day!

Lynnelle, Alana, and Gaby at Masbuild Inc.

ASID Pasadena Student Shadow Day was a huge success, and we caught up with Gaby Niebla to speak with her about her Student Shadow Day experience.

What made you decide to sign-up for the Student Shadow Day, and what did you hope to gain from the experience?

This was my second year of participating in Shadow Day, and since I had a great learning experience the first time, I knew I had to do it again! My designer last year was a residential designer, so this year I requested a commercial designer so that I could learn how commercial design compares to residential design.

Who and from what company were you paired? Do they specialize in one area of interior design?

We matched with Lynnelle Bryant from Masbuild, Inc. She specializes in commercial design, and her scope includes schools, offices, and affordable housing.

What did you do throughout your time/day with your designer?

We started by meeting everyone in the office and learned about their role in the design process. We reviewed current projects and did various on-site visits to projects under construction.  Lastly, we visited CSI Fullmer, which is a contract furniture showroom and learned about their products and their services.

Was your experience shadowing your designer different from what you thought it would be? What surprised you the most?

What surprised me the most, was learning that design does not only have to be about creating luxurious spaces for a “extremely wealthy client”. Lynnelle showed us that design can be meaningful, such as providing transitional housing or homes for seniors, who are adapting to a different pace in living. 

What was your take away from the whole experience?

Design is a vital element to an overall community, and it can bring people together, allowing them to create better opportunities for their own life.

Would you recommend the ASID Shadow Day to other UCLA Extension Arc+ID students?

 YES! GO SIGN UP!!!! 🙂

Amazing, thank you, Gaby!