Welcome and thank you for visiting
our website!

It is a great honor to serve as ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter President for
the 2019/2020 academic year and have the opportunity to work with such an
exceptional group of board members!

It has been a wonderful experience to meet many fellow students over the last year and hear their stories about why they chose to pursue an interior design education. Many are professionals in other fields who have finally decided to pursue a lifelong dream, while others are recent college graduates. Still others seek simply to acquire the skills to create beautiful spaces for friends and family. Whatever the background or ambition, our chapter’s mission is to be a valuable resource to all UCLA Ext. ARC + ID students! We aim to provide networking opportunities with design professionals, meaningful workshops and events, and exposure to innovative design here in Los Angeles.

While our commitment is to be the best ASID student chapter in the country, we can only achieve this with the input of our members.  We would love to hear from you with feedback and suggestions on what is working well and what we can do better. Please reach out to me or any board member with ideas, questions, or concerns.   

Finally, every year our chapter raises money for a community project. Last year we had the pleasure of working with A Sense of Home, an organization that provides furniture for young adults who have aged out of the foster system and are moving into their first home.  Needless to say, it was a remarkable experience!

This annual project is inspired by ASID’s motto:  design impacts lives. In this case, we were a tiny part of the effort to prevent homelessness. We hope you'll join us again when we announce this year's community project in early winter.  

Have a wonderful fall quarter and stay tuned for upcoming events, networking and job opportunities!


Gerardo Ayala
ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter