UCLA Extension

Ronald Goldstein

Instructor Biography:

BFA in interior design, Pratt Institute, New York, currently, with Fred Segal, Los Angeles. Mr. Goldstein has worked with I. M. Pei & Partners and SOM/New York as a designer and planner on such projects as the Chase Manhattan Building and Union Carbide Corporate Headquarters. He also was a recipient of the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year Award, 1999.

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ARCH X 433Interior Architecture Studio I


What students are saying:

In regards to Interior Architecture Studio I:

“The class content was different from previous Design Communication courses in that it focused more on space planning which is crucial in design.”

“I learned important space planning concepts, and certain code requirements. The use of a concept is thoroughly explored.”

“This is one of the most enjoyable courses in the Interior Architecture program so far. It is very organized, structured and has specific program/assignments to follow. Yes, it was challenging.”

“Probably the most important and relevant course in the entire program. I’ve learned more about real life design situations in the class than any other so far. And i’ve taken almost every class in the program except for studio 2. It’s a great class.”

General remarks about the instructor:

“Ron was informative and gave brilliant critiques. Because of his high standards he pushed all of us to do our best.”

“Ron is an amazing instructor. He doesn’t criticize, he teaches. He shows students things we otherwise would’ve never thought of. Really amazing teacher. My favorite of the program so far.”

“The instructor teaches in a very unorthodox way, and really challenges his students to find the best solution for the space, and also a reason for each decision they make. He is incredibly knowledgeable in the field, so his comments are valuable, but also subjective- which is the nature of design. Some comments and criticisms, if taken in the wrong way, can seem harsh and unwarranted, but you have to learn to take it with a grain of salt and realize that at the end of the day he is really pushing you because he wants you to succeed in the world, and preparing you for the work (and future employers) that are out there.”