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Don’t miss the ASID UCLA Extension Portfolio Workshop 2015!

On Saturday October 17, 2015 from 11:30AM to 4:30PM, grab your portfolio and head down to the UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center for the annual ASID UCLA Extension Portfolio Workshop! This year’s event will feature a panelist discussion and Q&A session with eleven special industry professionals–some of whom, such as Charrisse Johnston, Lucinda Pace, and Laura Schwartz-Muller, are graduates of the UCLA Extension/Cal Poly Pomona Master of Interior Architecture Program. Following the discussion will be a one-on-one portfolio and résumé review.

Space is limited! Register early so you don’t miss this opportunity!

Your portfolio (digital or printed) and résumé


REGISTERCLICK HERE or on the graphic below to register for this event!ASID UCLA Extension Portfolio Workshop 2015


Join ASID UCLA Extension for a tour of the Gensler Headquarters!

Join ASID UCLA Extension for a tour of the Gensler Headquarters! Experience their global projects and innovative designs.

Receive a privately-led tour of their gorgeous downtown office and insights on what it takes to work at this design giant!

Tickets: Members: $10 – Nonmembers: $15
Tour capacity: 30 people

When: Thursday, August 20 @ 11:45am – 1:00pm (noon tour)

Click here for directions and to RSVP today!

Don’t miss your chance to participate, and dive into the world of Gensler today!

Gensler Office Tour 2015

Arc+ID Alum and Guidance Committee Member, Charrisse Johnston, elected to the 2016 National ASID Board of Directors!

We are excited to announce that Charrisse Johnston, one of our Master of Interior Architecture graduates and member of our Guidance Committee, has been elected to the Board of Directors for The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Charrisse Johnston, ASID, Associate AIA
, is a past national ASID board member. Johnston is currently a firm-wide interior design practice leader and principal at Los Angeles–based Steinberg Architects. She has previous experience working as the senior associate and studio operations leader at Gensler.

 She also served as vice president of corporate planning at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, where she was responsible for managing their consolidated financial and strategic planning efforts.

The 2016 Board of Directors: Sandy Gordon, Charrisse Johnston, Sarah W. Colandro, Teresa Sowell, Denise Rush, Melanie Murata, and Eddy Schmitt; Images courtesy of ASID

The 2016 Board of Directors: Sandy Gordon, Charrisse Johnston, Sarah W. Colandro, Teresa Sowell, Denise Rush, Melanie Murata, and Eddy Schmitt; Images courtesy of ASID

The 2016 Board will be comprised three officers, seven directors-at-large, and one industry partner representative. Randy Fiser, ASID CEO, believes that each of the new board members will “propel ASID in to the future as the voice of the profession” with their “insights and strategic guidance.”

So what are the responsibilities and expectations of the ASID Board of Directors? As described on the ASID website, the main objective for the Board is “to advise, govern, oversee and set policy, [assist] in the leadership of ASID, and [act] as representation of the overall membership. The Board delegates to the Society’s executive vice president/CEO for the management of operations and resources.”

Charrisse’s position as the Chair-Elect will begin October 1, 2015.



Join us on November 21st for an IIDA Presented Panel Discussion

Please join us for an exciting Panel Discussion at the CSUN Campus Center on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Top designer and architects in the industry will be in attendance–which will be a great networking opportunity for students! Plus our very own Jeffrey Daniels, the Director of the Architecture + Interior Design department at UCLA Extension will be one of the many renown panelists!

The topic of discussion is Interior Design: Academia and the Profession in the 21st Century.

The panelists for this event include:

Shawn Gehle, Gensler
Pam Light, HOK
Scott Johnson, Wolcott
Annie Chu, Woodbury University
Jeffrey Daniels, UCLA Extension
Eduardo Perez, CSULB
Rodica Kohn, CSUN

Location: Nobbs Auditorium, SQ 104, Sequoia Hall, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA, 91330
View map of CSUN (more detailed map below)
Parking: CSUN campus parking is $6.00
Sandwiches and drinks will be served
Presented by: IIDA Southern California

We look forward to seeing you there!

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