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NEWH, Inc. is offering the $5,000 NEWH Harvey Nudelman scholarship sponsored by Fabricut
Contract & FR One and open to students pursuing a career objective in hospitality Interior Design.
The scholarship sponsor and recipient will be honored on during HD Expo on May 2, 2018 in Las
Vegas, Nevada. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the awards event (travel and
lodging provided). Applications must be received by December 4th, 2017.

Qualifying Criteria:

Enrolled student attending an accredited college/program

Must have completed half your total required credits/units/hours (undergrad degree) or be a graduate student

3.0 GPA (cumulative) or overall “B” average or grade percentage of 83% – 86% equivalent

Have financial need through college for current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies

Major and career objective within hospitality: Interior Design only

See application for additional submittal requirements

For More Information Click Here

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


Houzz Scholarship Opportunity.

Good afternoon Arc+ID students,

Houzz has several scholarships for those interested in residential design and construction management. The deadline is Deadline December 15th.  Please continue reading below if you are interested.

Apply to win $2,500 for your education

We’re excited to announce the Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and construction management. We love innovation and are looking for the best and brightest in the residential design world.

Who can apply?

We welcome all students 18 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada to apply for one of our three scholarships. This is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

Houzz Scholarships

A Student-Centered Culture: A message from Wayne Smutz, the new Dean of UCLA Extension

Wayne SmutzAs the new Dean of UCLA Extension, I am proud to be a part of UCLA and the tradition of providing outstanding education to our vibrant community. Extension seeks to create a student-centered culture, a place where your education and the experience of learning always comes first. It may start with the classroom and our outstanding corps of instructors, but your education begins with your course.

At Extension, you become a part of the UCLA family. We offer a network of opportunities for success—professional skill development, subject knowledge rigor, and creative pursuits to fuel your passion to learn and to bring those skills to others, in your jobs and your lives.

Over the coming months, I look forward to moving Extension into new and exciting areas. I’m committed to:

  • seeking ways to enhance and enrich the student experience
  • reaching audiences and students that may need a second—or third—chance, or who may never have had a chance before to access higher education
  • focusing on ways to provide memorable, exciting, and relevant learning experiences

Higher education has individual and societal value. Whether this is your first chance to take a course at Extension or you are continuing your study, I congratulate you on your commitment to continuous education. We share your dedication. At Extension, lifetime learning is our business. Welcome to UCLA Extension. Bruin Bear

Wayne Smutz, PhD
Dean, UCLA Extension

With more than 30 years of experience in continuing education, distance education, outreach and engagement, Wayne Smutz begins to pave a new path as Dean of Continuing Education at UCLA Extension.

Smutz, who has a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, is formerly the executive director of Penn State’s World Campus and associate vice president for academic outreach. His past position covered leadership roles relating to program development, marketing, strategic development, and online learning.

Dedicated to helping others transform their lives through education, he embraced a learner-centric approach with a focus on enhancing access to quality programs and ensuring students have the support to succeed. Committed to campus partnership, he has been instrumental in strengthening relationships with academic departments and enhancing World Campus’ visibility within and beyond Penn State.

Smutz has received awards including the Sloan Consortium John R. Bourne Award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning, the Sloan Consortium Award for Institution-Wide Excellence in Online Education (awarded to PSU’s World Campus), a UPCEA regional award for excellence in institutional partnerships (awarded to continuing education at PSU’s University Park) and a UPCEA national award for programming.

Read this message and other current campus-related news in the UCLA Extension Newsletter.


IIDA Southern California Scholarship 2010

IIDA Southern California Chapter has announced The International Interior Design Association Southern California Chapter Student Scholarship Competition. You may enter by printing their PDF Entry Form. Applications are due February, 5 2010 with required documentation!

The 2010 Scholarship Categories are:

Stephanie Tarr Scholarship ($5,000)
more than half major units must be completed
well-rounded design experience
Illustrate design solutions experientially, socially, and technically

Junior Student Scholarship ($5,000)
Less than half required units completed
Potential for Design excellence displayed

Technology and Innovation in Interior Design ($5,000)
Open to all students
Illustrate ideas or integration of technology and design innovation

Social Relevance in Interior Design ($5,000)
Open to all students
Addresses soluatino to significant social or cultural issue

Eligibility: Undergraduate Interior Design students actively enrolled in a design program at a Southern California school or Univeristy. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and must be an IIDA student member (can apply for membership with scholarship application).

Events and News, Tuesday 11.3.09

***DWELL Magazine‘s Events page filled us in on an exciting design in Los Angeles. The exhibit is titled: Otto Neurath. Gypsy Urbanism. and is currently running at MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road West Hollywood, California 90069.
The event listing explains further: “At a time when contemporary culture is dominated by mass media and we are all glued to many screens, it is fascinating to contemplate the career of little-known Austrian sociologist, Otto Neurath (1888-1945), a polymath whose intellectual and moral compass – forged in the embers of World War I – led him to predict the dramatic growth of the knowledge economy and to develop tools for a universal pictorial language…” The exhibit will run from November 3 – January 31, 2010.

***Williams-Sonoma, Inc Design Trade Program is hosting Behind-the-Scenes Conversation on Williams-Sonoma Home on Thursday, November 12, 2009 with Edie Cohen (Editor Interior Design Magazine), Michael Griffin (SVP Williams-Sonoma Home Merchandising), Monelle Totah (VP Williams-Sonoma Home), and Kirsty Williams (VP Williams-Sonoma Home).

Learn the inside stories and design inspirations behind the home collections and the brand’s benefits & services for designers! Location: Williams-Sonoma Home 8772 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048. 6pm: champagne reception, discussion will begin a 6:45pm sharp. RSVP by 11/9 by emailing Trade Events@wsgc.com or calling 415-616-8408.

***The Tri-Valley Chapter of IDS is hosting a FREE Student Panel Discussion Thursday, November 17th, from 4;30 – 6:30pm at The Floor Club (8431 Canoga Ave, Suite A, Canoga Park) This panel featuers interior designers from various areas of speciality sharing their thoughts (and secrets!) about the business. The panel includes Carol Biegenzahn (hospitality designer), Jo-Ann Capeliaci (partner in a home design practice), Eileen Gould (a general contractor & design firm owner), Sandy Weinstock (residential, office, and commerical design), as well as a TBA set decorator. Refreshments will be served, and is open to ALL students!

We stronly encourage Arc-ID students to attend! This is a great opportunity to hear about the practical and professional practices of working designers. It is also a great networking opportunity for newer students! You MUST RSVP to attend by contacting Shelly at 805-579-0998 or emailing RyeInteriors@sbcglobal.net

***Interior Design Magazine has a job posting board and there are currently a few jobs listed in the Southern California area. We encourage our talented students to apply! Best of luck.

****FINALLY, we would like to remind our students about the Sustainability Expo “Urban Infill” at USC THIS Saturday, November 7th, as well as the A+D Museum’s Saturday discussion series “Architects Reaching Out” in mid-November.

It’s a busy, event-filled month! ENJOY!


Monday News

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! We have some new bits of news to share.

***DWELL magazine’s events announce a great tour entitled “It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod City.” The tour will take place Saturday, November 8th from 10am – 4pm and will begin at the Los Angeles Conservancy, 523 West Sixth Street, Suite 826 Los Angeles, California 90014. Correction: The “It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod City” tour does not begin at the Los Angeles Conservancy office. The tour is a self-driving tour, so tourgoers get to choose their own route. Visit the website for more info (thank you to commenter Constance for the heads up!) Cost is $10-30.
An Excerpt from the press release:
“Join the Los Angeles Conservancy and its Modern Committee as they explore 1960s non-residential gems…This special one-time-only tour will highlight sites including the iconic 1961 LAX Theme Building, with access to the observation deck (open for the first time since 2001)…This tour is part of the Conservancy and Modern Committee’s “The Sixties Turn 50″ program.”

Get more info and buy tickets HERE.

***Interior Design Magazine has details on the 2010 Green Good Design Awards. Green Good Design’s mission is “to find the most innovative design approach for new products, buildings, and environments that center on the idea of repairing our world with sustainable and ecological alternatives.”

They are currently accepting applications for products and projects that offer design solutions for a sustainable environment. These products and projects must have been designed or produced after January 1, 2008. The deadline to submit applications is November 1, 2009 and forms and entry information are available at The European Centre website. Award winners will be announced next spring, so get to it Arc_ID students! We know you have innovative ideas and now is your chance to share them.

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Find out what makes the Getty Center so “green.” Their website states: “The Getty is committed to providing environmental leadership in the cultural community. We are proud to announce that the Getty Center has earned LEED® silver certification from the U.S Environmental Building Council. LEED is the nation’s most widely recognized green building rating system, evaluating environmentally responsible design, construction, and operation. In 2005, the Getty Center became the first facility in the United States to be awarded LEED status for an existing building…

You can read all about it HERE.

External Links: Dwell and Interior Design Mag

Interior Design Magazine has an interesting article on the new directions Ethan Allen interiors are taking, from custom made products, their new design center in Las Vegas, and partnerships with independent designers. You can read the entire article here.

Dwell Magazine‘s Reburbia contest is in it’s final voting stages and they want your opinion on the final 20 contestants.
From their website: The selected finalists range from practical to fantastical—sci-fi scenarios interspersed with ideas that could be implemented today. We’ve got McMansion mods, sprawl repair kits, second lives for swimming pools and more.

Check out all twenty and cast your vote today! While all of you make your decisions for the Reader’s Choice award, our distinguished panel of judges will be reviewing the top 20 as well, working to select one Grand Prize winner to receive $1000 cash. The Reader’s Choice winner, Grand Prize winner, and two runners-up will be featured in Dwell’s December 2009/January 2010 issue, as well as on the Dwell, Inhabitat, and Reburbia websites.

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Arc_ID Student Success Stories!

Two of UCLA Extension Arc_ID’s students Richard Gallego and Laura Schwartz (a graduate), are featured in UCLA Extension’s July Newsletter under “Student Success Stories.”  We couldn’t be more proud! To have success stories in the current economy is truly an achievement for us and our students. Futhermore, all of the stories featured are from UCLA Extension’s Department of the Arts. Let’s hear it for the artistic types!

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