The last two weeks have just flown by! Class is in full swing and so much is happening in and out of our Student Chapter. Did you happen to hear? Our very own Shepard Vineburg, ASID has won the ‘Faculty Advisor of the Year’ award for our ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter! We are all so proud of Shepard; he truly deserves this acknowledgement. For those of you that haven’t crossed paths with him yet, he brings out the best in our students by constantly encouraging them with his knowledge, charisma, and enthusiasm as well as connecting students with his community of colleagues and design professionals.
As we begin the new quarter, we are holding our Membership Drive from April 22nd through April 24th. We will be stopping by your class(es) in the upcoming weeks to talk more about ASID and encourage every student to engage in the design community that ASID offers. In case we miss you, we will have a drop box at the 1010 building for membership applications. We encourage you to renew and/or sign up fellow students in order to benefit from educational tours, networking events, design projects, and volunteer opportunities that we have in store throughout the year. ASID is the oldest, largest, and most diverse interior design organization in the world, and is a leader in developing students and professionals with career tools, job listings, study abroad grants, scholarships, awards and competitions, NCIDQ prep courses, and leadership opportunities. Becoming a student member is the first and best way to start getting involved!
Our Student Chapter is hosting our first tour of the 2014-2015 term on Sunday, April 27th. We are happy to announce that guest speaker, John Sofio of Built, Inc. will be presenting us with a design/build tour of SHOREbar. SHOREbar was the 2013 AIA People’s Choice Award Winner, and we cannot wait to see its nautical theme and unparalleled beach views. They are opening their doors especially for us, so get your hands onto these tickets quickly! Register here.
To get a better idea of how our Student Chapter can improve your experience through online and in-person activities, we would greatly appreciate if you have 5 minutes to complete this survey. All completed surveys will be entered to win a complimentary ticket for our April 27th Private Tour at SHOREbar. Two lucky winners will be chosen at random. To qualify to win, please submit your completed survey by April 24, 2014. Winners will be notified by email.
Our community service project with Peggy Albrecht’s Friendly House has been going through a few structural changes. Once all is in place, we will be able to finish what we’ve started from the prior year. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help in the final stages, please email Carisse Lynelle at email@example.com.
Hope to see you all in the coming weeks!
President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board