Category Archives: News

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 […]

Four Tips To Landing Your First Job

I get asked … a lot, “What’s the best way to get a job once I’m out of school? Ultimately it comes down to only three things: Network, Network and Network. Oh… did I mention Network? Yes of course your education is foundationally important, without that you don’t have anything to bring to the table […]

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 […]

NEWH Scholarship Opportunity

NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network has made available a $4000.00 scholarship. Sponsored by Symmons, it will be for either undergrad or grad students who’s primary interest is in Hospitality Design. Click here for more information: http://www.newh.org/wp-content/uploads/scholarship/VendorScholarships/Letter_ProductDesignCompetition.pdf

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 […]

Tom Collom

  Tom Collom is a successful designer, architect, entrepreneur and developer here in San Francisco. You may be familiar with some of his work, Market on Market is the latest. He also has Small Foods, a new concept in convenience markets, on 2nd street. He came to 601 Brannan recently to share his real world […]

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SCHOLARSHIP FROM HOUZZ

The wonderful people at Houzz, the online design community, are making available a significant scholarship opportunity for Interior Design and Architecture students.   Who couldn’t use a bit of help with school next semester? Check out their website and go to this link to see how you can apply. Do it soon, do it today, […]

Silent Auction – Make Some Noise!

Imagine “The Imagine Bus Project.” A non profit organization that helps young people involved in the juvenile justice system, find new purpose through art. The mission statement from their website reads: Through arts education and community partnerships, The Imagine Bus Project engages and inspires incarcerated youth, and youth impacted by the juvenile justice system. We […]

Ariel Magidson – Graduating SP2017

Hi! My name is Ariel and this is my last year here at the Academy. This school has brought me really wondrous opportunities and has guided me in all the right directions. I was a lost student when I first came here, I had just previously left University of Arizona with no clue what I […]