Congratulations to Master of Interior Architecture instructor Abeer Sweis and design studio SweisKloss on being featured on Midcenturyhome.com. See more pictures and read about the renovation process HERE!
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!
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.
Congratulations to you both!
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
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.
Can you tell us a little about your background and why you decided to study interior design?
It all began when I opened the forbidden drawer. Being a rebel at a young age I always did the opposite of what my parents said, and one day I opened the forbidden drawer in my kitchen and found all different types of screws, a hammer, paintbrushes, some other building materials, and instantly fell in love with building and architecture. From there my inspiration grew. I would build furniture, paint art projects, and later in high school, I enrolled in drafting classes. After taking two years of classes, that’s when I knew I wanted to be an Interior Architectural designer.
As a current Arc+ID student what is some advice you would give students starting out in the program?
Strategize!! Take the time to map out the curriculum to see what classes require more time and which ones that require less and pair them together. This can help you save time and money later in the program. Also, MAKE FRIENDS!!! By creating a bubby system right when you enroll in a class will help you keep updated on all assignments and deadlines so you don’t fall behind.
Since you have been a teacher’s assistant in the program for some years now, can you tell us how that experience has benefited you?
Yes, being a TA for Sheldon Nemoy’s Digital Presentation I: Photoshop Illustrator course has given me so much confidence. I believe learning any design skill by assisting the instructor gives you a deeper level of understanding and will make made every project you create for school or a client a breeze. It has also opened doors in my career, leading to numerous internships and job opportunities.
What was one of your most memorable Arc+ID class experiences?
I cannot choose just one, because it is usually the last day of class at the end of every quarter. That is when students showcase course work and we have a big party with snacks to discuss our projects and what tools we learned in the course.
As an MIA student who’s graduating in Spring, what is next for you, and what type of work are you searching once you have finished?
Yes, this year I will be graduating from the MIA program and I couldn’t be happier! Currently, I am in my last class, the only thing on my mind is creating clean and detailed designs and plans for my final project. I also work as a Visual Designer and In-Home Stylist for William-Sonoma, Inc. But once I finish the Master’s Program, I will definitely be working for myself as an Interior Designer and Decorator.
Who is your favorite interior designer and why?
Everyone has a couple of designer gods they look up to. Mine happens to be Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors, she is a residential designer in Calabasas, California. The main reason why I appreciate her work so much is that she uses the bones of a client’s home, she loves to work with the old and make it new. She uses a variety of materials and patterns and somehow, someway it works out and looks amazing!!! She is someone I look up to and reference when I need inspiration for my own work.
Where in Los Angeles you go for creative inspiration?
Funny enough, I go to the beach for my creative inspiration. It’s bare, relaxing, quiet, and doesn’t have any technical distractions. With the ocean waves crashing as a sound in the background, it allows the pen to flow on the paper a lot easier than a pencil to paper in a florescent-lit study room.
Looking to take your Interior Design career to the next level? Our CIDA-accredited Master of Interior Architecture program is still accepting application for Spring 2020!
Click HERE for deadline information & application requirement!
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!