Category Archives: Design

2018 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

IT’S COMING BACK SOON! Educators, here’s your heads up — the 2018 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge will open for entries February 1 to March 15. $2,500 to first place in each category (residential + commercial). It gives $8,000 in total prize money to talented students. $1,000 awarded to the design school the first place winners […]

Changes in IAD with a word from our AAU President

“I am happy to announce that Archana Myer has been promoted to the role of executive director and will continue to provide leadership to the IAD team. Archana has spent the past few years as the Department Director and focused on dynamically revamping curriculum. Her efforts to maintain the highest level of professional accreditation were […]

SF Honor Awards Tour

Date: July 12 Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Location: 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center 180 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA Organizer San Francisco City Center

Career Opportunity with Studio Coupar

Studio Coupar is currently looking for 3  interior designer graduates to join their team! Click here for more information on the job description, qualifications they are seeking and how to apply.

IIDA Pioneers in Design Student Volunteers

Who: IIDA Pioneers in Design What: (No age requirement) 8-10 Volunteers needed Check in, Table Greeters, Ushers and CEU table manager. When: Tuesday July 18th 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Where: SFJAZZ 201 Franklin St San Francisco How: Contact Elizabeth Email:

DESITA AWARD 2017 Contest

  We wish to inform you of this new amazing challenging opportunity. Great prizes for the top 3 winners: 3.000€, 2.000€ and 1.000€.   Click here for more information: #desita #desitaaward #pizzaexperience #design #fooddesign #contest #award

Five Hot Design Trends for 2017

Rugs as art Area rugs will be the go-to trend for homeowners looking to make a rapid impact. A mix of size, color, style and texture creates endless possibilities. Not just square, not just functional,  rugs become art with rooms being built around them as opposed to on top of them. Statement Materials Unique applications […]

It’s No Place Like Home

From Munich to Milan, from New Orleans to Nashville, Moxy Hotels by Marriot can be described many ways – millennial, affordable, comfortable, free spirited, but the word that applies best is COOL! They are self-described as ”a boutique hotel with the social heart of a hostel.” Their potent blend of industrial, traditional, contemporary and funky […]

Singapore’s Newest Jewel

Singapore welcomes it’s newest luxury resort, the JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The dual-tower hotel was designed by London-based architecture firm Foster and Partners, while its interiors are by famed French designer Philippe Starck. It seeks to seamlessly interweave historic and newly constructed buildings, and houses a multi-million dollar collection of more than 30 works […]

Light Fixture Design Competition

BREAKING NEWS – The annual Robert Bruce Thompson Student Design Competition has just been announced for 2017. The challenge: Design a light fixture for the lobby of a new modern art museum. This competition, open to all students, will run now until the submission deadline March 24th 2017. The first prize will be $5,000.00 Second […]