For those whom are interested in a book signing with Guy Nordenson this coming Monday, October 10, 5 PM Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design.
We are pleased to report that for the second year in a row the Master of Interior Architecture program has been ranked by Design Intelligence in the Top 10 Graduate Programs in the Nation. We moved up to position #3 CIDA Ranked. Thank you for your continued support of our terrific program!
The NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student with airfare/lodging to the awards event at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada provided.
Interior Design or Architecture students; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students (must be enrolled in an accredited college).
Students (2) may work together on a team submission (splitting the $7,500 scholarship if awarded); each student receiving paid airfare and lodging to the awards event.
Instructors may use competition as a class project evaluating all class projects and submit no more than (5) top projects for consideration (a submittal form must be included with each project).
$7,500 undergraduate scholarship
$7,500 graduate scholarship
The 2017 Fall Catalog is out for your viewing pleasure. Check out what courses in Interior Design & Interior Architecture we are offering this quarter and UCLA Extension courses as a whole.
Our Fall 2017 catalog cover was designed by John Coy. For 40-plus years as director of Gemini G.E.L.’s graphics program, John has worked closely with many major contemporary artists including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Gehry and others.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your projects seen and celebrated by some of the major players in the design industry. Mark your calendar for the following IIDA competitions:
Healthcare Interior Design Competition – Honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. Closes Aug. 14, 2017.
Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards – Recognizes and honors the highest level of creativity and design excellence in interior design/interior architecture projects in Asia and the Asia Pacific region. Closes Sept. 7, 2017.
Global Excellence Awards – Honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international interior design/interior architecture projects in 14 categories. Opens Oct. 2, 2017.
Student Design Competition – Celebrates original design from students working individually or on a team, whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a ositive environmental and human impact. Opens Nov. 6, 2017.
VIEW ALL COMPETITIONS: http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/competitions
IIDA hosts design competitions year-round. From competition deadlines and winners, to jury announcements, winners reception updates, and more, get IIDA competitions news delivered directly to your inbox every two weeks. Subscribe to Designed for Excellence, the IIDA competitions newsletter, by emailing Liz Moran, design competitions director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you planning to apply to the Master of Interior Architecture Program? If so, you only have a few more weeks to turn in your application materials. The Fall 2016 Quarter starts on September 19, 2016, but all application materials are due by June 1, 2016. You can begin submitting your application materials any time between now and the deadline.
Applicants who have an educational background in interior design, architecture, or similar design-related field may be eligible to bypass the Foundation Level prerequisites and apply directly to the Master’s level. Before applying to the program, a transcript evaluation by our Program Advisor is required in order to qualify for Advanced Standing. Unofficial transcripts can be used for this review process. Click here to request a transcript evaluation.
For a full list of required application materials and additional details, please see the Master of Interior Architecture Application Requirements.
If you would like to apply to a future quarter, please see the Important Deadlines for Graduate Applicants.
Have additional questions about applying or the Master’s program? Check out the Master of Interior Architecture FAQs.
…Mark Owen and Rogerio Carvalheiro for demonstrating excellence in teaching!
The Outstanding Instructor Awards ceremony is held annually to honor exemplary teachers in the Department of the Arts at UCLA Extension who have made outstanding contributions this year. For the 2015 awards, the Architecture + Interior Design Program was pleased to honor two of our instructors who have proved time and again to be an invaluable part of our program.
Mark Owen was born and raised in rural western Pennsylvania, not far from Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater”. It was from his very first visit to that architectural masterpiece, at age 6, that he knew he wanted to be an Architect. As with most kids growing up at that time, he also became fascinated with the “California Lifestyle” and naturally left the farm within days of graduating high school to pursue his education at a little known school in Burbank, CA by the name of Woodbury University. He received his BArch in 1994, the same year that Woodbury’s Architecture Program achieved NAAB accreditation. Shortly after graduating from Woodbury, he decided to pursue his Master of Architecture from UCLA Extension and focused on integrating “the computer” into his design process.
Since graduating from UCLA Extension, Mark has worked primarily on large scale Transportation and Aviation projects as well as a series of smaller, experimental residential projects including his own house. Mark also began teaching at Woodbury in 1999 and has since taught at Art Center College of Design, UCLA Extension, and Otis College of Art and Design. In his spare time he can be found building, racing, and riding anything with 2 wheels, as well as spending time with his family.
At the awards ceremony, few quotes about Mark written by his former students as well as the ARC+ID staff were read to the audience.
A past student of Mark’s wrote, “Mark is awesome. Patient, knowledgeable, and had a lot to offer students in the way of readying them for real world applications. I got a job in the interior design industry after just 10 weeks because of Mark, and this course. I can’t say enough!!”
Arc+ID Program Representative, Emily Heston, shared her experience working with Mark Owen: “I have had the pleasure of being the Program Rep for Mark over the past few years and I find that he is always eager to teach every quarter. Mark’s passion for teaching and immense talent in AutoCAD and 3D design is evident in every class—just ask the students! They always rave about how much they’ve learned and their final projects certainly reflect their new skills. I think that the Arc+ID staff as well as our students would agree that, when Mark started teaching for us back in 2002, we hit the jackpot!”
Mark Owen teaches Digital Presentation III, Revit I and Revit II, classes that are part of the Certificate of Interior Design Program/Foundation Level. To enroll in Mark Owen’s classes, click here.
Rogerio Carvalheiro is the principal and founder of RCDF. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, Rogerio continued his studies and matriculated from UCLA’s Graduate School of Architecture. He has since worked with and been influenced by Philippe Stark, Julie Eizenberg, and Arthur Erickson. Along his twenty-year career he has gained considerable experience developing cultural, civic, commercial, residential, and hospitality projects. Rogerio is personally involved with each RCDF project.
Past honors for Rogerio include an award from the Los Angeles Downtown Business Bureau for “Best Interior Design” for TRAXX Restaurant and an Honor Award for work completed on Los Angeles Union Station by the American Institute of Landscape Architects. He was awarded the American Institute of Architects California Council Associate Award in 2012 and London Farm Tower, his recently completed competition entry was featured in the esteemed 2013 American Institute of Architecture’s Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition in Washington, D.C.
Since 2008, he has regularly served as a critic at Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Architecture reviewing both undergraduate and graduate level projects. Since 2012, he has been leading various advanced design studio courses at UCLA Extension’s Master of Interior Architecture program. In addition, Rogerio serves in the position of Associate Director to the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter 2013 Board of Directors and on the American Institute of Architects California Council Professional Practice Advisory Committee.
Like for Mark, a former student and an Arc+ID staff member also had some wonderful things to say about Rogerio:
A former student was quoted saying, “Rogerio truly cares about the students and their progress. He is the best instructor I’ve had to date. As a working professional, he takes a very forward-looking approach that is very real-world. He is a positive and solution-oriented instructor.”
Suzanne Sheppard, the Program Advisor of the Arc+ID Program, shared her thoughts on Rogerio: “In 2011, I received an email from Rogerio in which he expressed his desire to become associate with the Arc+ID Program. When I researched Rogerio’s body of architectural design and interiors work, I couldn’t believe our Program’s good fortune! I knew that our students would truly value his design aesthetic, which is eclectic, transitional, and beautiful, and that they would greatly profit by learning from him. To this day, I continue to hear students praising Rogerio’s insight into their design intent and his thoughtful, positive, constructive critiques of their work. They always say that they have learned so much about being the best designer that they can be.”
Rogerio Carvalheiro teaches Interior Architecture Studio II, the last class in the Certificate of Interior Design Program/Foundation Level as well as Interior Architecture Studio III, the first class in the Master of Interior Architecture Program. To enroll in Rogerio’s classes, click here.
Congratulations Mark and Rogerio! We are honored to have you as part of our Arc+ID family!
A core learning objective for the Master of Interior Architecture Program is that every designer needs to demonstrate a firm grasp of how an underlying concept inspires and guides a design project. This new seminar/studio course explores the ideas and inspirations behind the creation of successful concepts. Strategies for creating and implementing critical design concepts will be explored through references ranging from cinema, animation, photography, graphic design, fine art, fashion, science and nature. Students will produce a design research project on a topic of their choice, and one to two small conceptual projects.
Prerequisites: Design Communication I, II, and III; Interior Architecture Studio II.
Current and potential Master’s students take note: This class is currently being offered as an elective, but will become a required class for those entering the Master’s program in Fall Quarter 2016. Once it is integrated in the Master’s curriculum, the course fee will increase to about four times its current fee–so enroll now and take advantage of the reduced price!
For more details and to register online, visit the Concept Driven Design: Visual Seminar and Studio registration page on the UCLA Extension website.
What are graduates of the UCLA Extension/Cal Poly Pomona Master of Interior Architecture program doing today? Being awesome, that’s what! Two alumni, Laurence Cartledge and Michelle Mulitz, are working at Lauren Rottet Studio and helped with this amazing cruise liner design project! Check it out:
Click here to read an article about this project that was published in Interior Design magazine!
If you have a success story, we want to hear about it! Click here.
Are you ready to take your design skills into the workforce? See what Job + Internship opportunities are available to you today!