An outside-in perspective is required to counteract the bias to inward focus. It is a deliberate activity and approach that aims to drag a business back into focusing on what is going on in this world. In this course, participants will understand the key elements of how biophilic designs can play a role in our work environment. The course will review the needs humans have in seeking connections to nature and other forms of life. The course will review the effects of urbanization and the tech takeover, while counterpointing companies’ willingness to include biophilic designs in the workplace. Finally, this course will review the reasons biophilic designs are dominating the workplace while showing examples of their uses in the hospitality setting.
Join us again in person this year at Helms Bakery District to view exemplary student projects from 19 unique architecture and design programs throughout California, to celebrate the diversity of architectural philosophy, and encourage conversation around our central theme of Community. 2×8 is an annual non-profit program that functions as a student exhibition and scholarship fund, and design competition. It was formed with the intention of introducing student work to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. In order to celebrate the academic diversity of within California, 2×8 invites a broad range of programs from across the state to participate and presents students an opportunity to receive scholarships at the opening reception and ceremony. The opening reception is free to attend and open to all.
This year, 2×8:Assemblies will present over $25,000 in scholarship awards through our annual scholarship program, raised from community members in the AEC industry. As in past years, a respected jury will evaluate the submitted student projects and award prizes based on merit. The final prize values will result directly from the total of our fundraising efforts.
Each year the exhibition is given a unique name and theme, and we encourage the schools to choose work that represents that theme. This year’s theme regards the dialogue surrounding Community in Los Angeles and other urban centers across the country in the face of Covid and all things socially distant. The name, 2×8:Assemblies, refers to a group or community of people, and also to the process of building where disparate parts become a whole. Students submit presentation materials and 3d models that respond to the theme with innovative solutions. The student projects are integrated into an immersive experience which will allow the public to experience the work in an exhibition format with augmented reality 3d model visualization. Participating schools are free to interpret the theme and name as they wish, and are encouraged to select projects that illustrate the strengths and goals of their program.
This will be an indoor-outdoor event. Proof of vaccination is required to enter.
We ask that all guests use the complimentary valet parking inside the interior parking garage located adjacent to the Helms Design Center, just west of the Danish Design Store showroom. The address for the parking garage is 8711 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
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
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
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).
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
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 createvirtual 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).
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
* 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!
Join the Pacific Design Center for a virtual WESTWEEK 2021! This year it’s unlike any other, where we explore a collection of thoughts and ideas with a refreshed view at how — through design — we can always find the silver lining.
Enjoy over 30 informative events that speak to the strength and resilience of our design community and prepare to be inspired!
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!
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
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)