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ALC International Student Showcase

We are pleased to invite you to our next big event:  the ALC International Student Showcase on Wednesday, November 29, 1-3 pm at the Lindbrook Center, 2nd floor.  You can pop in for a few minutes, or stay the whole time!

 1:00 -2:00 

Conference-style Concurrent Sessions

Poster Sessions; Panel Discussions; Graduate Level Research Presentations; Public Speaking Demos

 2:15 – 3:00

ALC Alumni Panel

ALC Alumni share tips and experiences in UNEX Certificate Programs; MA/PhD Programs; Professional Outcomes

Panelists are from: Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, France, Japan

Barnes Giving Back Magazine Launch Event

Great event tomorrow!

Please join us on Thursday, November 2nd for the launch party of the magazine at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills from 4-8pm. BARNES has partnered for this event with PASSION & DREAMS funding, a non-profit to help empower kids at risk.

For tickets please go to: http://www.barnes-losangeles.com/giving-back/event/

And enter code 22226 to buy tickets and for more information on the event.

NEHL Scholarship Opportunity.

NEWH, Inc. is offering the 5th annual NEWH Product Design Competition $4,000 scholarship sponsored by Symmons. The scholarship is open to Interior Design or Architecture students and includes submission of a lavatory faucet design. The winning student will be honored May 2, 2018 at HD Expo in Las Vegas.


Scholarship Criteria:

Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college

Must have completed half the requirements/credits for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program

Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2018

Must have 3.0 cumulative GPA or a current overall grade percentage of 83 – 86% or B average equivalent

Must be pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Interior

Design or Architecture

Winner must attend the awards event at HD Expo May 2, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada with airfare/lodging provided

Scholarship submission deadline is January 2nd, 2018.

Did you know?

Scholarships are open to international students
NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students + full-time educators

NEWH Scholarship Link


Welcome our new Arc+ID Instructor: Henry Lien


Lien, HenryHenry Lien, JD, UCLA School of Law, BA, Brown University. Mr. Lien practiced as a business attorney for ten years and was involved in cases pertaining to architecture, interior design and construction.  He served eight years as the owner and director of the Glass Garage Gallery in West Hollywood and currently works as a private art dealer, with interior designers comprising a significant portion of his clientele. Mr. Lien has also served as the President of the West Hollywood Fine Art Gallery Association and as a board member of the West Hollywood Avenues of Art and Design.


Courses taught by Henry Lien

Success Story: Monique Lafia

moniqueMonique Lafia graduated from the Architecture and Interior Design program at UCLA Extension in 1990, where she obtained her Design Degree from preeminent practitioners in the Design and Architecture fields. Monique spent 9 years as a Designer for highly respected veteran Los Angeles Designers Waldo Fernandez, Cheryl Rowley, and Hendrix/Allardyce, obtaining experience designing international luxury hotels, high-end restaurants, and luxury estates. At the same time, Monique acquired the technical experience she considered necessary for designing luxury residences, and obtained CCIDC and NCIDQ certification/licensing, before launching Lafia/Arvin in 1997.

Lafia/Arvin was established in 1997, by its Principals Monique Lafia, CEO and Chris Arvin (NYU-LL.M, USC-B.S Finance). The company has been featured on Robb Report’s 2012 List of the Top 40 Interior Designers of the World, and listed as the highest rated Interior Design Firm in the current Franklin Report. Their Clients span across the spectrum, such as: shareholders, officers and directors Fortune 500 type international businesses; world famous athletes such as Sugar Ray Leonard, and Wayne Gretzky; musicians such as Kenny G; actors, directors, producers and other well known individuals in the entertainment industry, business owners, and prominent physicians who are attracted to Lafia/Arvin’s sense of design, attention to detail and personal service (Robb Report has highlighted that Lafia/Arvin is known for differentiating itself by never passing any of the designer decisions onto an associate, with the principals being hands-on).

Monique was the key-note speaker at Dwell On Design at the LA Convention Center in 2012 and at West Week at the Pacific Design Center in 2013.

We are honored to feature Monique Lafia as one of our highly successful graduates of the Arc+ID program!

For more information about Monique and her Interior Design company, visit http://www.lafiaarvin.com/.

If you have a success story, we want to hear about it!

Click here to submit your story.



AIA|LA Presents the Cal Coast Home Tour

When: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11AM to 4:00PM
Where: Malibu, Palisades and Santa Monica
Price: $65 AIA Members, $85 Non-Members

When most people think of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) they think of driving up the Northern California Coast towards San Francisco. What can be forgotten is the Southern part of the California Coast: Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. In this southern section, the PCH acts as the “Main Street” for many residences, where owners have built their homes as a refuge from the hectic every day life and also embraced inspirational design with the coastline as their backyard. Come drive the Los Angeles portion of the PCH and visit the “other” California Coast in AIA Los Angeles’ Fall Home Tour. Read More

Don’t miss the opportunity to see these magnificent homes and to take the “Cal Coast Tour!”
Purchase Tickets Here!

Introducing the Fall 2013 Home Tours…
(Alphabetized by firm name)

Meridian House
Firm: Thane Roberts ArchitectsMeridian House 1

Malibu House
Firm: Tighe Architecture
Malibu House

Sunglass House
Firm: Peter Tolkin ArchitectureSunglass House

ASID 8th Annual Mix It Up! Event


Mix It Up_Oct. 20, 2013Join the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter for our 8th Annual Mix It Up! Step into the exclusive hideaway at W Hollywood’s hip outdoor oasis, STATION HOLLYWOOD, where there is plenty of space to mix and mingle all night long. Dress to impress!

Take this wonderful fall evening off to mingle with fellow students, UCLA faculty, industry partners, and professional interior designers while you enjoy a complimentary assortment of food from famed chef Sascha Lyon and sip on beverages from the cash bar.  It only takes $1 to enter to win custom furnishings, accessories, coffee table books, gift certificates, free classes and much more!

You don’t want to miss our most anticipated event of the year–we will definitely sell out as this celebration always does.  Purchase your ticket today at an early bird discounted rate of $35 for members and $45 for non-members.  But act fast because prices will increase as of October 14th.

Tickets include:

  • Complimentary champagne toast upon arrival
  • Complimentary assortment of food
  • Complimentary photo booth
  • Live DJ
  • Red Carpet Media Wall Photo Op
  • Chance to win amazing designer prizes
  • Free access to infamous after-party “Jazz Night”
  • Specials on W Hotel Valet parking
  • And everyone gets a gift bag just for coming!

Click Here to RSVP!



Calling all talented students!

brother vs. brotherrenovation comp seriesHGTV is currently searching for design professionals . . . for two exciting shows! They are casting the second season of Brother vs. Brother, HGTV’s hit new competition series featuring The Property Brothers, as well as a brand new HGTV Renovation Competition Series.

For Brother vs. Brother they are looking for: Passionate, charismatic individuals who have major hands-on skills, an eye for renovation and real estate know-how. (Contractors, carpenters, Interior designers, architects, real estate professionals, artists and those with design expertise).

For the New Renovation Competition Series they are looking for: Dynamic friends, couples or family members with big dreams and a love for renovation and design.(Handy teams of two who think they have a superior eye for design. Although home renovation experience is a plus, it is not required).

Completed application packages must be received by October 19th, 2013 to guarantee your application will be considered for this Program.

For more info visit: www.castinghgtvshows.com

If you have any questions contact:
Jillian Bonanne
Casting Assistant
Email: jillian@jenscasting.com