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NEWH 2009 Icons of Industry Scholarship Grant

This is an exciting opportunity for UCLA Extension’s Arc_ID students. A $5,000 scholarship award is being offered by NEWH to a student who is at least half way completed with their education and is focused on hospitality or textile design. The student must have a 3.0 GPA, and have had an internship with a hospitality or industry design firm. The deadline for submissions and artwork is September 25, 2009 so you have just over a month to get the essays, letters, and optional CD together!

You can find the entry form and further information here. We wish our students the best of luck!

Upcoming Los Angeles Design Events

Please join AIA|LA for a conversation about LA architecture through the lens of this year’s Design Awards and NEXT LA entries. You can register for tickets here.

AIALA Design Jury

Friday, September 11, 2009 6 pm – Pacific Design Center (PDC)
8687 Melrose Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069
6 pm: Pre-Reception (hosted by: Italian Living | Umbria), PDC Blue Building / Showroom B455 – 4th Floor
7 pm: Roundtable Discussion, PDC Green Building / Silver Screen Theatre – 2nd Floor

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We would also like to announce DONGHIA: Designer in Residence (FREE) Lecture presented by OTIS. The panelists include David J. Lewis and Marc Tsurumaki. This event takes place at MOCA on September 24, 2009. Lecture at 7pm at the Ahmanson Auditorium, Reception to follow (around 8:30). The lecture is first-come, first-served so timeliness is recommended. MOCA is located at 250 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!

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Summer is here!

Extension Arc_ID Summer instruction began on Monday! Our Fall quarter online enrollment will begin on July 29th, so stay on the lookout for the fall schedule in the coming weeks.

We also have several short term classes, seminars, and study tours still open for enrollment. Our Restaurant Design tour is a particular public favorite. Also, Dr. Mainini mentioned her Feng Shui seminar for UCLA Extension in a recent newsletter.

These classes are a great way to add some adventure to your summer!

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Design It: Shelter Competition

We thought this competition put on by the Guggenheim might be fun for some of our students!
Find out how to enter here (link)

Below is information from the Guggenheim website regarding the competition:

On the occasion of the exhibitions Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward and Learning By Doing, the Guggenheim and Google SketchUp invite amateur and professional designers from around the world to enter Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, you can submit a 3-D shelter for locations around the world using Google SketchUp and Google Earth.

Why shelters?
The competition is an extension of Learning By Doing, an exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum Sackler Center for Arts Education that features plans, photographs, and models of student-built shelters from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. For the past seven decades, students at this school have taken on the challenge of designing, building, and living in small shelters nestled in the landscapes of the school’s Arizona and Wisconsin campuses. In working on these shelters, students consider human needs for safety and comfort, as well as the relationship between architecture and place.

Design It: Shelter Competition opens up the project to you. If you could build a shelter anywhere in the world, where would it be? How would you design it to respond to the surrounding environment?

You can submit your design from now until August 23. After the submission period, current Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture students will select a group of finalists. Public voting on these finalists opens on September 7 and runs until October 10. On October 21, 2009, the People’s Prize will be announced along with a special Juried Prize chosen by a jury of experts.

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AIA Design Awards Competition

AIA is calling for entries in their Annual AIA Design Awards Competition. Registration deadline is June 19, 2009! Materials submission deadline is June 24, 2009.

Important New Information for 2009
In response to the economy, environmental issues, and industry standards, AIA/LA is adopting a digital submission format. For 2009, entries will be in the form of a Power Point presentation. Registration deadline will be strictly enforced for reasons of legality.

For more information visit their website!

LA Times/Dwell Reclaim Design Contest

The LA Times and Dwell on Design are hosting a contest in which you could win $1,000! The Reclaim Design Contest encourages people to list their unused furniture and design accents in the Los Angeles Times Classifieds. From the listed pieces they will create and showcase a beautifully modern room displayed on the main exhibition floor at Dwell on Design/LA, June 26-28, 2009.

Here’s the the part where you might benefit – if your item is chosen from the classifieds for the showcase you will be automatically entered in the Reclaimed Design Drawing, where the winner will take home $1000! Deadline to submit items is June 22, 2009. This contest urges people toward sustainable and enviromentally friendly design by reusing materials and furniture in design. see the link above for official rules and more information

UCLA Extension Students win NEWH Scholarship!

NEWH 2009 winnersUCLA Extension’s Arc_ID Program is proud to announce that two of our students have been awarded the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality Scholarship for the Los Angeles Chapter!

Kelsey Mitchell and Tricia Clarke (pictured right) have both been honored with the award. Kelsey is currently working for an interior designer and was also featured at the Pasadena Showcase House a few months ago. Tricia is an international student from Kingston, Jamaica and has been working on campus, as well as serving as a materials librarian, while going through our program. Both of these girls are excellent students and an asset to the program. We are very proud of their achievements!

NEWH is, “the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities…NEWH, Inc. recognizes the talent and ability of students and encourages involvement in all areas of the Hospitality, Foodservice, Senior Living and related fields through scholarships, seminars and educational programs.” (from their website) NEWH chapters award scholarships annually based upon the following criteria:

  • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification program in which enrolled
  • Must have real financial need
  • Must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Must have a career objective in the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)
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    UCLA Extension Arc_ID would like to remind you that online and in-person enrollment for Summer classes has already begun! You may also enroll over the phone by calling (310)825-9971.

    Online enrollment for Fall courses will begin July 29. Our program is also beginning to offer more online interior design classes for those unable to attend classes on the ground. We are eager to improve the class experience for our current students, as well as to welcome more new students!  For more information visit our website or call 310-794-3747.

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    Event – CA Boom Design Show (6/26-28)

    The Arc_ID Program would like you to know about CA Boom Design Show June 26-28 (link)!

    Excerpts from the HDmag site about the event:

    The CA Boom Design Show—North America’s only multi-discipline nontraditional design trade fair exhibition combining the highest caliber of architects, designers, and design manufacturers on the West Coast—takes place in Beverly Hills June 26-28. The show is geared toward both the design trade and consumers. The event outgrew last year’s Barkar Hangar site in Santa Monica, and show manager Charles Trotter decided to move the exhibition into the mid-century modern former Robinsons-May department store in Beverly Hills…

    This year’s show will include a 40,000-square-foot CA Boom Design Store, where attendees can purchase some of the merchandise from major and independent design manufactures participating in the show. The CA Boom Design Store has partnered with Project Angel Food, a not-for-profit that cooks and delivers meals to men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses…

    …Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be reserved as a “Trade-Only Day,” open to qualified design, building, and entertainment industry professionals. Trade attendees are also permitted and encouraged to bring their non-trade clients to walk the show during the CA Boom Friday Trade Day. The day will segue into the CA Boom Friday Night Event, open to the general public for an admission price of $20 in advance or $25 at the door. CA Boom Trade attendees may come anytime Friday and stay through to the closing of the CA Boom Friday Night event.

    We hope to see you there!

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