Today presents itself as the first day of my presidential term and the beginning of a new journey with you! I am very excited for what this year has in store! With the new board and our faculty advisor by my side, I could not have dreamt for a better concentration of talent and committed individuals. We can’t wait to get started!
This year, things are starting off a little different. Our board will be serving a term of 18 months, so get ready to see us around! This longer term, will not only help us meet with wonderful people such as yourself, but also organize bigger and better events! These events will be tailored to the interests and needs of the student body. As the official 2015-2016 ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter, we are dedicated to everything design. We strive to create enticing events for design enthusiasts, provide industry knowledge outside of the classroom and bridge the gap between the professional world and the up-and-coming designers of UCLA Extension. With the bar set high by previous president Natasha D’Souza, we gladly take on the responsibilities and are up for the challenge! We promise to marry education and fun into all of our events, and are completely dedicated to serving you!
With this being said, I am delighted to announce our first event of the season! The widely acclaimed Eames House will be opening an exclusive 25 spots for a special docent-led tour. Due to the limited space, this is an ASID UCLA Extension member’s only event. We will receive a privately-led exterior tour, so don’t miss out on this opportunity and register today! This event will be hosted on April 18th at 10:30am, so bring your sketchbooks and indulge yourselves into the world of EAMES!
Also, don’t forget to check out our scholarship and events section. Some new and exciting stuff is coming up…I know which ones I’ll be attending, do you? One that is just around the corner is the Hammer Museum exhibition of out-of-the box designer Thomas Heatherwick. From spinning chairs in London to futuristic parks in Abu Dhabi, this designer never ceases to impress. In his world, dreams become reality and no is never an answer.
As designers, it is our duty to illustrate the world with stunning interiors. In other words, we are the artists of spaces and engineers of practicality. We lead the forefront in increasing the quality of human life. It is with this mentality, that I leave you with some food for thought. As the designers of tomorrow, I challenge all of you and your work to “be so good, that they simply can’t ignore you.”
Until next time,
President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board