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.
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!
Blitz Design Studio, where instructor Riz Walker is a Studio Leader, has put together a comprehensive guide to a post-COVID-19 workplace. With employee wellbeing at its core, the guide covers office layouts, workstations, shared space reconfigurations, plus examples of simple add ons. Check out the full presentation HERE.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Summer 2020 Catalog
Join us for a Free Information Session
Discover how the UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design program can help you reach your professional goals by attending our free information session. Click here for more information.