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NEWH LA To Host Virtual Student Speed Dating Portfolio Review on September 17th!

Calling ALL students to join NEWH LA for a virtual portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your resume, projects, or portfolio from working professionals in the hospitality industry. Use that feedback to help your work stand out from the crowd!

How it works:
Open to all students who have at least one project completed and/or a resume for review.

Students will go on a series of speed dates, each time being reviewed by a different mentor. They should be prepared to take control of the screen and present their work digitally. They have the option of presenting the same project or resume multiple times or presenting several different projects and a resume. Students will be put in a group of 2 or 3. Depending on the group size, they will be given 3-5 minutes to present one project, and the reviewer will have 2-3 minutes to critique.

Event: Speed Dating Portfolio Review
Date: Friday, Sept, 17th
Time: 2PM-4PM PDT
Format: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free
Registration: HERE

Hope to see you there!

The 2021 Emerging Professionals Design Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions!

The 2021 Emerging Professionals Program Student Design Competition, hosted and sponsored by Dunn-Edwards is intended to encourage, recognize and reward students who are training for careers as design professionals.  

Using Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855), to anchor the designs, entrants must address a specific need for a hypothetical client. Advanced tier entrants submit a mood board, renderings and written description. Beginner tier entrants submit a mood board and written description. 

The 1st place winners will receive national recognition through a feature in Dunn-Edwards specs + spaces, acknowledgment on social media, and will bring home $3,000 in cash. Winners will also be selected for 2nd and 3rd place to receive cash prizes. The beginner tier winners will receive a $100 Dunn-Edwards gift card. The first 5 entrants will receive an early bird prize of an InstaColor® iD 

Competition Website HERE

Competition Playlist HERE

Competition YouTube Announcement HERE

Competition Submission Deadline August 6, 2021 

This student design competition is launched through our Emerging Professionals Program “EPP”. EPP partners with student designers to provide industry knowledge & skills enhancement opportunities. Programming includes tailored in-person or virtual class presentations, annual design competitions, relevant articles, and tools, like the Paint 101 – Essential Handbook for All Professionals and shadowing experiences (Post-Covid).

MIA Graduate Barbara Bischoff Recognized As One of Mix Interiors 30 Under 30 Class of 2021!

Congratulations to Barbara Bischoff for being named to the Mix Interiors 30 under 30 class of 2021!

Here is a little about Barbara and her projects for HOK London: 

After spending time in HOK’s Los Angeles office, it took some convincing to lure Barbara away from sunnier climes, and HOK London’s team is fortunate to have her. Her talent and creativity were put immediately to work by joining fast-paced teams delivering projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Her insatiable design curiosity cuts across many project typologies, from corporate and commercial through to hospitality and aviation. From her design background, she has particular expertise in the hospitality sector, where she learned how to create immersive experiences through a journey of colours, textures and patterns; and from her higher education design background, where she understood how to create inclusive and vibrant academic interiors that reinforce the user’s wellbeing. In all her projects, understanding the DNA of a client is at the crux of the assignment. This understanding becomes the springboard for her interpretation of a client’s brief and shapes the appropriate design narrative to tell each of her clients’ unique stories. Barbara has been doing just that on a world-class corporate headquarters in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District and, closer to home, she has been instrumental in developing a Bristol-based workplace design for the commercial arm of the UK’s leading broadcasting institution.

To read more about this group of rising stars of the architectural and interior design community click HERE

Congratulations again, Barbara!

#LCDQStrong Virtual Design Summit Student Scholarship Deadline is Sunday, April, 25th!

LCDQ (La Cienega Design Quarter) is pleased to announce #LCDQStrong Virtual Design Summit on May 5, 2021. Everyone is invited to view the virtual panel discussions and conversations and have the opportunity to chat with top design professionals from L.A. to London.

As part of the event, LCDQ is offering the LCDQ Scholarships to UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design students. The competition awards will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place. This award is funded by a kitchen appliance sponsor, that will be announced at a later time, as well as how the competition will be judged.

For the LCDQ Scholarships, we’re inviting student designers to create virtual window renderings on the theme LOOKING FORWARD. Students will submit a hand-drawn, colored illustration or a computer rendering or a hybrid, using at least five items from one of the LCDQ showrooms (listed here). 

Project Requirements:

  • Open to current UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design and Master of Interior Architecture students
  • A 11 x 17 sized horizontal rendering. If you are going to paint, draw, illustrate, a 20 x 30 wide format will be fine as that can be resized to 11.333 x 17 wide.
  • A mood board showing showcasing the brand and the showrooms where 5 of the products in the window are from
  • Project captures the feeling and desire for LOOKING FORWARD in 2021*
  • Deadline for the high-resolution jpeg file of your virtual window design and mood board is Sunday, April 25, 2021 

* LOOKING FORWARD in 2021 THEME: What are YOU Looking Forward to? Gatherings of family and friends? Going to museums? A fabulous dinner party? Travel? As a theme, LOOKING FORWARD can mean something different to each person. It’s an expectant feeling, an excitement of good things to come. A progressive march toward happier and freer times. An open and positive outlook on life. We want to capture the feeling and desire of LOOKING FORWARD in 2021, and we invite you to participate in this movement!

Please email tleddington@unex.ucla.edu with questions or for more information.

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship Deadline is Friday, April, 16th!

 NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter is awarding up to $25,000 in scholarships to students pursuing a major and career objective within the Hospitality Industry (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, architecture, etc.). Scholarship submission deadline date is April 16, 2021.

Scholarship criteria:

• Actively enrolled student: 2-year program freshman and above, 4-year sophomore/second year and above, or graduate level attending college in: Los Angeles, Southern California and zip codes 900-935

• 3.0 GPA (cumulative) overall “B” average or grade percentage of 83% – 86% equivalent

• Financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies

• Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)

Did you know?

• NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students + full-time educators

• Students may apply by email, mail or online: www.newh.org  (Scholarship/Chapter Scholarship Applications/Los Angeles Founding Chapter) or at APPLY

• UCLA Extension program will be hosting a FREE virtual information session on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Please email tleddington@unex.ucla.edu for more information and registration.

Foundation Level Student Timothy Durant’s Photo Included in “Expose: Architectural”!

Congratulations to Timothy Durant who’s picture of the outdoor seating area at the Edgemar in Santa Monica, CA, has been selected as one of twenty works included in the exhibition “Expose: Architectural” by Art Gym Denver! The picture was taken as part of Tim’s coursework for our Photographing Architecture & Interiors course led by instructor Doug Hill.

See more of the work and read about the exhibition HERE!

Congrats again, Tim! Great work!

Join UCLA Extension International Programs for A Virtual Certificate Student Mixer!

Please join the UNEX International Programs Department (ISO) for a discussion about campus resources, career trends, networking opportunities, and shared experiences. All current F-1 and non-F-1 international certificate students welcome to this virtual event! All UNEX departments will have a staff member present to answer any specific program questions. Hope to see you there!

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 4-5:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Registration: HERE

Please join NEWH LA for a Cheese, Wine & Design Virtual Event on February 25th!

*The legal drinking age in California is 21 years. It is only legal to consume, possess, or procure alcoholic beverages only if you are 21 years of age or older.

Join NEWH LA in creating your very own cheese board! Amp up your cheeseboard-making skills led by Mona Behnammoradi from CMCA Design. We will send a shopping list of recommended cheeses and other ingredients to pair with your board. Prize for best-dressed cheese board! This is a great event for networking and learning more about the LA Chapter of NEWH!

Date: Febuarary 25, 2021

Time: 6:30-8pm

Registration HERE

HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition Deadline is April 5, 2021!

Hospitality Design (HD) is partnering once again with West Elm for the third annual HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition. Current students and those who have been out of school for up to a year are eligible to enter the contest. The deadline to enter is April 5th!

This year, the competition is focused on designing a family of lighting intended for hospitality and commercial spaces. The winning designer will receive a $5,000 prize from West Elm and have their product produced by West Elm.

Light fixtures should be aesthetically neutral enough to fit in multiple environments, yet have a distinct design perspective and seamlessly blend into the West Elm vernacular. The collection should consist of a mix of hard-wired and portable pieces including:

  • A hard-wired sconce (Sconces should protrude no more than 4 inches from the wall to meet ADA requirements)
  • A hard-wired flush mount ceiling fixture
  • A table lamp
  • A floor lamp

Submit to the HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition

The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship Application Deadline is December 4, 2020!

The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship for Women Pursuing Postsecondary Education is a needs-based scholarship dedicated to helping women get the education necessary to have a successful career.

Ms. Skulstad Williams was born and grew up in Nazi-occupied Europe and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. Her husband passed away unexpectedly at a young age, and she faced the challenge of becoming self- supporting. She returned to the classrooms of UCLA Extension in the late 1970s to pursue business courses and went on to a successful career in the travel industry.

Through her estate, Ms. Skulstad Williams established this scholarship endowment to help women who would otherwise not have the financial means or opportunity to attend postsecondary education. Ms. Skulstad Williams believed strongly that lifelong learning can change lives. Each year, in perpetuity, UCLA Extension will award a minimum of one scholarship up to $5,000 toward course fees within a certificate program.

 Applications for this scholarship will be accepted until Friday, December 4, 2020 at 4pm.

Application and more information HERE