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Houzz Scholarship Opportunity.

Good afternoon Arc+ID students,

Houzz has several scholarships for those interested in residential design and construction management. The deadline is Deadline December 15th.  Please continue reading below if you are interested.

Apply to win $2,500 for your education

We’re excited to announce the Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and construction management. We love innovation and are looking for the best and brightest in the residential design world.

Who can apply?

We welcome all students 18 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada to apply for one of our three scholarships. This is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

Houzz Scholarships

IDS Resource Night Trade Show

This year’s Interior Design Society Resource Night event is being held at the beautiful Breamar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. Included with the one LOW admission price ($25) is a gourmet dinner, a speaker on the topic of green design, and a terrific trade show. Early registration (by Sept 30th) puts you in the drawing for a $50 gift card but you may register at the door as well. For information or a registration form you can email Judi at: judidoling@sbcglobal.net. This is a great networking opportunity!

IDA Resource night

Course Spotlight: Green Design Specialization Studio

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ATTENTION Arc-ID Students! There are still spaces available in the fall quarter Green Design Specialization Studio (Reg # V2567) with Isabelle Duvivier! This class can be taken as a subsitute for Interior Design Studio IV for students in the Certificate Program. You can enroll online or by calling enrollment at 310-825-9971 and giving them the listed Registration number.

Course description is as follows: This design studio focuses on incorporating environmental building principles with innovative design solutions. Starting with the development of a schematic design concept, students learn to produce complete interior building plans for a commercial space. Sustainable material selection, natural lighting techniques, passive solar technologies, and other environmental concepts are incorporated, and instruction is supplemented with slide presentations, guest lectures, and building tours. Students’ final presentations include models, plans, interior elevations, daylighting sections, 3D sketches, electrical plans, and details. Prerequisite: X 430C Interior Design Studio III. This “green” course provides course materials online to minimize paper waste; Internet access required. Permission to enroll required. Web enrollments automatically generate a “Permission to Enroll” request.

The boards from Isabelle’s most recent class are currently on display in the 1010 Westwood Building’s lobby entrance. Go and check them out!

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Sustainable Suite Competition (reminder)

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ASID, along with the US Green Building Council and NEWH have announced a new competition! The Sustainable Suite Design Competition which allows students and teams to show their approach to green hospitality design.

From the website:
The winning design will be built as a model guest room to be presented as an educational display for the design industry, hotel owners and brands, and corporate travel executives. Additionally the winning team and design will be profiled in Hospitality Design, ASID ICON, and the NEWH Magazine. Entries are due by August 31, 2009, and judging will be completed by October 1, 2009. The winning design team must commit to producing construction documents within six-weeks of award notification for model room fabrication. The Sustainable Suite will be unveiled at HDExpo in Las Vegas, NV in May 2010.

Go to their website to download the application! Good luck!

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Sustainability & The US Green Building Council

The US Green Building Council is reaching out to students interested in sustainability and Green Design by offering their new USGBC Student Groups Arc_ID encourages our students to look into their offerings. Furthermore, the USGBC is sponsoring the Natural Talent Design Competetion for various locations across the country (the Los Angeles competition is already closed but keep a look out for next year!) In related news, UCLA Extension has just announced a new Global Sustainability Certificate Program that will begin in Fall!  We applaud USGBC and UCLA Extension’s efforts to promote sustainable building and design.

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Pickford Home by Isabelle Duvivier


The Pickford Home

The Pickford Home


Take a tour of the Pickford home, designed by Isabelle Duvivier (LEED AP) and owned by Todd and Karyn Eichenberger. The tour takes place Saturday, July 18, 2009, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 10830 Pickford Way, Culver City 90230. Tour is free for Eco-Home members, $5 for non-members.

From the Duvivier Architects website:
“This house is certified LEED Platinum, the highest environmental rating in the US, the ultimate in green architecture. The house is oriented to the south, has a three story cooling tower, and a living green wall. It has efficient windows, water heater and appliances. It features a storm water percolation pit and has a greywater system awaiting final City approval.”

A piece on the home was also published in the Eco-Home Journal and you can read the text here

UCLA Extension Arc_ID encourages you to take this tour and get a taste of what “green” design is all about! UCLA Extension and Arc_ID proudly support and promote sustainability.

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More LEED exam news!

A current student in the UCLA Extension Arc_ID program, Nina Hiken, has passed the LEED exam and she is LEED AP! Congratulations Nina! We are very proud of the strong work and accomplishments we see from our students and graduates.

For those who aren’t familiar with LEED, below is some information from the US Green Building Council Website:

“LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.”

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