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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!

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!

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

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!

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.

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.

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!!