ASID UCLA Extension

Community Service Project of the Year 2012-2013 • Faculty Advisor of the Year 2013-2014

ENGAGE IN YOUR DESIGN COMMUNITY

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 carisselynelle@me.com.

Hope to see you all in the coming weeks!

Best Regards,

Natasha D’Souza

President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board

CONNECT THE DOTS

The 2014-2015 Board

ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board 2014-2015
President – Natasha D’Souza
Vice President – Cathryn Camacho
Secretary – Jazmyne Crunk
Treasurer – Michelle Her
Membership Chair – Michelle McClory
Events Chair – Alexander Raul Barrera (not pictured)
Fundraising Chair – Ana Paula Henkel
Public Relations & Communications – Tori Hettinger
Web & Graphic Design – Diana Adams
Archivist & Photographer – Kelly Petersen
Faculty Advisor – Shepard Vineburg, ASID

Today marks my first day as your new President of the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter for the upcoming year.  I am so excited to lead such a wonderful group of people, full of passion, talent, intellect, and charisma.  As a new board, everyone’s fingers are itching to get started. We are eager for what’s to come and are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!

 

Having served on the board for the last two years as Treasurer and PR + Communications, respectively, I was able to get my feet wet, and I am hoping to put those experiences to great use.  We are looking to expand our horizons by introducing a few changes, and some new ideas are already in motion.  The ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter provides the interior design community with opportunities to experience education outside the classroom, network with professionals and fellow students, and take advantage of the city of Los Angeles and design inspiration that can be found all around us. We want to engage our students and get as many people involved as possible.

With that said, I hope you were able to absorb some knowledge at WestWeek last month at the Pacific Design Center. It was such a great opportunity to see expos, seminars, and designers in such a candid setting.  In the meantime, there are many incredible events highlighted in our newsletter this month, including Ray Eames: In the Spotlight.  I plan on attending and hope to see some of you there!

We also want to thank everyone for coming out to The LINE Hotel this past weekend and enjoying an intimate afternoon with Knibb Design. For those of you who couldn’t attend, designer Sean Knibb shared his philosophies on the need to accept constraints and unexpected developments during the life of a project; that acceptance is critical to a successful design process. Constantly asking ”What’s my map?” helps maintain a focused design and keeps all elements of the project relevant. The end goal, as Sean Knibb explained, is all about staying connected to each other with constant teamwork, brainstorming, and shared inspiration. Our local community has a lot to offer, and I encourage everyone to keep their eyes peeled, as a clever inspiration might be what puts your project over the edge.  Sean Knibb did it with an everyday object, a t-shirt.  What would you do?

To wrap things up, I want to say that it is with great enthusiasm that I hope to serve our student community and bring you experiences to supplement our education.  I hope our board will continue to enrich your experience in design and I look forward to serving you in the coming year.

Best Regards,

Natasha D’Souza
President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board
president@asiduclaextension.com

So Long, Farewell…Avidazen

The year has flown by and today marks my final President’s Message and end of term as your Student Chapter President. I am so pleased with the accomplishments from this past year including our strong membership numbers, educational tours, networking, stellar events and the community service project.

As we each face opportunities to grow further into our industry, I am thankful to have been a part in providing another source for education to you as an aspiring interior design professional. It is wonderful to know that the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter has continued to uphold it’s reputation as one of the most respected chapters in the United States, producing highly capable and viable professionals to the Interior Design industry.

Thank you for your ongoing support in the Chapter and allowing me the to be at the helm over the last year. It has been my genuine pleasure to be a part of such a great group that supports our education in and outside of the classroom.

You can rest assured smooth sailing with the new team of talented and enthusiastic individuals ready to bring you some dynamic content, events and leadership in the coming year. I am pleased to announce the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board of Directors for 2014-2015:

President – Natasha D’Souza
Vice President – Cathryn Camacho
Secretary – Jazmyne Crunk
Treasurer – Michelle Her
Archivist – Kelly Petersen
Fundraising Chair – Ana Paula Henkel
Events Chair – Alexander Raul Barrera
Membership Chair – Michelle McClory
Public Relations & Communications – Tori Hettinger
Web & Graphics – Diana Adams

There would be no better way to say goodbye and welcome to the Student Chapter Board members than to join the Chapter for a private event at The Line Hotel. We will host a presentation with the designer, Sean Knibb of KNIBB Design; offer a Q & A session and networking opportunity between designer, fellow students and design professionals followed by drinks at the Pot Lobby Bar.

Now for some final updates!

WestWeek: Head over to the Pacific Design Center for wonderful showroom seminars, parties and symposiums next week.  Check out the full schedule!

Student Career Day: Intensive & incisive presentations, tours, and networking.

Enjoy some face-to-face time with stronghold design firms and showrooms to learn real world experiences on developing your career while networking with the best.  Advanced registration is required, as noted in the flyer below. Be sure to bring your student ID to get discounted $5 all day parking rate at the PDC.

The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House: Due to necessary electrical and plumbing upgrades, we faced delays in the final inspection process. However, that afforded us volunteers a little break. Alas, we will be re-energized to finish the project within the coming weeks. We will be taking final pictures when it’s completed and share photos of our team hard at work soon. This deserving organization has so much gratitude for the work we have done thus far and we look forward to the continued volunteer support in the installation. The transformation will be exceptional!

I will end this President’s Message with a sincere thank you for a wonderful year and a thoughtful farewell message when things get crazy remember to:

Keep Calm
&
Design On

Best Regards,

Carisse Lynelle
President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board
president@asiduclaextension.com

IMMERSE YOURSELF

Dear Students and Friends,

Thank you to all that visited the Interface FLOR showroom downtown for our private tour. It was amazing to see such innovation, environmentally conscious design and the enlightening process of disassembly of old landfill carpet into new Interface carpet tiles. The company aims to have zero impact on the environment by 2020 and they are also incredibly beautiful in their approach. See more on their “Mission Zero” here. Interface has global presence and works with a plethora of designers and firms. We hope you will enjoy learning more and that this will benefit your understanding in their product and in design.

Interior Design knowledge, industry understanding and unparalleled capabilities develop from education, immersion and networking. Another fantastic way to take advantage of all ASID has to offer in developing your career begins with Student Career Day on March 21st.  This event followsWestWeek 2014 and is presented by the Los Angeles and Pasadena chapters of ASID. Student Career Day is an intensive and incisive one-day program of presentation, tours and networking at the Pacific Design Center. Scroll down for the full line up and we hope you enjoy all that is offered to you.

The annual ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board term is coming to an end this month. The new 2014-2015 Board begins April 1st and we hope to have announcements to you soon. In the meantime, please plan to join us for a private tour of The Line Hotel, designed by Sean Knibb of Knibb Design. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore hospitality design, learn about the project from the designer, participate in a Q&A session, and enjoy some time with the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board (old and new) while trying some of the highly talked about food and drinks at The POT Lobby Bar. We look forward to seeing you there March 30th. RSVP below to confirm your place on the tour.
Finally, we will be sending an update on the progress of the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House later in the week. We have had the opportunity to explore some real life challenges in working in an old home and of course that has caused some delays. However, we would like to take this opportunity to send a special thank you to the vendors and individuals that have supported this project thus far!
Best,

Carisse Lynelle
President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board
president@asiduclaextension.com

BE OURS

Dear Students and Friends,

Hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day! Remember, you can always “BE OURS”!

We hope to see you at the upcoming showroom tour at InterfaceFLOR on February 21st. The full invite is below. RSVP to make sure you have a spot on the showroom tour.

The final month is here for the 2013-2014 Board term. We have some amazing individuals interested in being tomorrows leaders. If you are interested in becoming a Board member of the ASID UCLAExtension Student Chapter, this is our last call for interest, so don’t be shy! Scroll down for more information and please email a brief description of yourself and your position of interest. We would love to hear about how you can make a difference in the powerhouse of our student chapter.

A progress report on the current activities of our ongoing Community Service Project for the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House will be sent soon. In the meanwhile, read more information in our Press Release. It has been a great experience thus far although we have encountered some “real time” challenges such as needing to provide all new electrical wiring and renovating full bathroom plumbing requirements due to the age of the building. It’s an exciting process, and the volunteers have been phenomenal. The Friendly House staff has asked that I extend a warm thank you to all involved to your commitment of this project. If you’d like to volunteer just send an email HERE and we’ll get you on the schedule.

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Best,

Carisse Lynelle
President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board
president@asiduclaextension.com

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