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ASID UCLA Extension Awarded Community Service Project of the Year 2012-2013

2012-2013 ASID Student Chapter Board

2012-2013 ASID Student Chapter Board

ASID UCLA Extension takes the win for Community Service Project of the Year 2012-2013 and Honorable Mention to Lucinda Pace for Student Chapter Leader!

The ASID Student Chapter Awards are given to outstanding student members and chapters responsible for promoting the ASID student member experience as an enriching learning tool for future interior designers.

Over the course of nine months, the ASID ULCA Extension Student Chapter board defined the scope and scale to give back to the Amanda Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue facility. Located in a former carriage house in the Beverly Hills Fire Department, the early 1900s building was in a state of disrepair. After consultations with the staff and volunteers, the project was brought to life with 3-D renderings which visually enhanced the specification of color palette, flooring, wallcovering, hardware and furnishings.

The four-week renovation provided the animal rescue facility with fresh laminate flooring, glistening sconces, a quart countertop and well-appointed wall covering that transformed every aspect of the former lobby. The improved functionality of the inviting lobby impacts approximately 1,100 individuals who frequent the Foundation each month. For a complete overview, please click here.

Fern, Kat

Katherine Fern, ASID LA President

“The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers is extremely proud of the accomplishments of ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter.

The first place win for the Community Service project of the renovation of the Amanda Foundation’s lobby, and the Honorable Mention for Lucinda Pace, as Outstanding Student Leader are significant acknowledgement of the continuing excellence of your chapter.”

-Katherine Fern, ASID LA President

ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter
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Susan Deneau Interior Design

Internship Announcement

Ideal qualifications for Intern candidate:

Imperative that they be extremely organized & very detail oriented (i.e. Type A personality)

Possess some basic knowledge of PDC and independent showrooms & vendors

Advanced or nearly completed with Interior Design program

Some prior work/internship experience would be beneficial

Drafting skills

Must be adept at problem-solving, taking initiative and following through on pending issues without needing to be asked

Able to work independently, without constant supervision

Excellent oral & written communication skills & ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner with clients, vendors & sub contractors

Good driver –own reliable transportation

Be passionate about design – eager and motivated to get hands on experience and learn about the day to day operations of a small firm.

Have a sense of humor and enjoy working at a fast pace and multi-tasking with a variety of different projects. 

Overall Job Description & Responsibilities:

This is an excellent opportunity to learn every aspect of the interior design business and get “real world” experience working on lots of different types of projects and interfacing with clients, vendors & sub-contractors.  Need intern to assist owner/principal with multi-tasking on a variety of residential projects. I’m not looking for someone to do filing or office paperwork – I need a motivated & astute individual who can go pull fabrics or surface material samples for a project meeting, assist with installations, help with preparation for and also attend client/job site meetings, take excellent notes, photos & measurements, assist with shopping for furnishings and decorative items, follow up on product orders, schedule deliveries, pick up & deliver items to job site, subs, vendors, assist with design scheme planning & implementation.  In short, help to create unique, colorful, interesting and personal rooms and spaces for clients – and have fun in the process!  If you are the right person and it’s a good fit (personality, experience, qualifications, attitude & ability), then this can definitely become a paid part-time position.

Master of Interior Architecture Fall 2011 Applicants


Applications and all required application materials must be RECEIVED by the following dates at 5:00 pm:

Monday, 5/30/2011 – International students
(TOEFL required; must have been taken within the last two years)
• Wednesday, 6/30/2011 – All other students

Please note: To be eligible to apply for the Master’s program, you must be scheduled to complete all Foundation Level Prerequisite Courses by the end of Summer 2011 quarter.

For more details, visit Cal Poly Department of Architecture

For frequently asked questions: 
FAQs MIA Application Process

Please use this checklist to track your application materials: 
FALL 2011 checklist

Register Today for Dwell on Design 2011: June 24th-26th at the LA Convention Center


 200,000 sq. ft. of innovative modern products and     sustainable design from around the world
150+ Speakers across two stages including notable designers and industry leaders
Modern Home Tours on LA’s Eastside and Westside over two weekends
 Home, Made…The Dwell Homes Collection featuring multiple PreFab homes and countless landscape ideas
Keynote Speaker: Bill McDonough, FAIA, Int. FRIBA, will describe how his book, Cradle to Cradle international thinking about design, architecture and industry can create a future that is “more good” rather than “less bad” 


Check out these links for additional events that are taking place before the conference:





Jenn Kennedy talks the business of architecture with Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, Barton Myers, FAIA, Kat Fern, ASID and Nancy Horne, architect recruiter Wednesday
June 1st from 6:00 – 7:00PM.

Jenn Kennedy, author of Success by Design, and panelists will explore the benefits of working in various sized firms, interviewing techniques, what employers want in today’s market and new ways to apply architecture skills.


Free to the public thanks to the AIA|LA 2×8 Committee and the Stephen Kanner Education Center

ASID Designer Runway 2011: Call for Participants!

Do you have what it takes to be this years winner?  The Designer Runway event puts teams of 4 ASID designers or industry partners together to form a team to create an outfit in 90 minutes to present to an enthusiastic crowd for voting. It’s kind of like Project Runway but the designers are not allowed to use sewing machines.  It’s a pretty fun event, here are some of the highlights from last years event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYm_blEijFg 

Design Runway 2011 will be held at the Laguna Design Center on June 15th.  They are currently looking for individuals or teams of 4 that may be interested in participating. If there are individuals that are interested they can also put them on a team!

Please click here for more information.  Ready to sign up?  Please print and fillout the team participation form:  ASID Designer Runway Team Participation Form 2011


A+D Museum: SOUPERgreen Exhibition

This exhibition features five architectural propositions that explore the way that technology—reviled by many as the source of the environmental problem and revered by others as its potential solution—can promote and enhance a far more constructive engagement between architecture and the environment. This “souped up” approach to green architecture is achieved by leveraging the expressive potential of a meaner, greener technology in order to produce architecture that is not only environmentally responsible by quantifiable measures, but which also critically and positively promotes more expressive, exuberant, rad, boss, and totally stoked green experiences. 

For more information please visit:  http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-current