Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Palace of Fine Arts History

A brief history of The Palace of Fine Arts The Palace of Fine Arts was originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and designed by California architect Bernard Maybeck, it was one of 10 “palaces” built for the exposition and one of the smallest ones. The buildings weren’t intended to be permanent since they were made […]

Watch the Spring Show LIVE!

Academy of Art University 2013 Spring Show LIVE from the Palace of Fine Arts !   The School of Multimedia Communications will broadcast LIVE from our annual Spring Show on Saturday, June 1st, starting at 10:00 am PST Log in and watch LIVE:

Best NYC Storefronts

If you have already taken an IAD Retail or Commercial design class, you must know how important storefronts are for a commercial building, so we decided to find some of New York’s most interesting storefronts. Look at the use of lighting, windows, scale, color and of course the signage in the following pictures and then […]

Hot New Products at NeoCon

Check out some the Hot New Products being introduced at NeoCon 2013, if you are interested in joining Stephanie Smith-Haenel in Chicago contact with your information.

Meet the founders of Instagram

Hear Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, co-founders of Instagram, for a conversation with #nofilter with Kevin Rose, partner at Google Ventures, at the Castro Theater. From the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to your Sunday eggs Benedict in the Mission, Instagram is documenting the world around us and is reported to have surpassed 100 million registered users, with peak uploads at over 200 photographs per […]

Congratulations Class of 2013!

Congratulation to the class of 2013, You did it! Share any fun pictures on our Facebook page, we would love to see our IAD students! If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet contact the Atelier gallery at 415-618-6305 or e-mail for more info

Book of the Month

At her lecture here at 601 Brannan designer Clodagh spoke about the use of natural elements in her design projects and suggested a very inspiring book “The Hidden Messages of Water”  So we made this our “book of the month” Click here to purchase the book

TOMORROW! Pioneers in Design 2013

IIDA  ForNorthern California is pleased to announce Pioneers in Design presented on Wednesday May 29, 2013. This year’s program will feature a panel discussion on Product Design with Bay Area Innovators Robert Brunner, Brian Graham, Eric Pfeiffer, and Larissa Sand. The discussion will be led by David Meckel, FAIA from California College of the Arts. Join us for an evening […]

Spring Show 2013

Last night IAD rocked the Spring Show opening at the Palace of Fine Arts, we showed the best student work of the 2013 Spring semester, a combination of MFA Thesis, BFA, Textile Design and Furniture. The Show is open to the public now so go support your friends! Tuesday thru Wednesday 10am to 6pm Thursday […]

IAD Club Volunteers for a Great Cause

The IAD Club volunteered at Hastings School of Law to help a local organization Family Connection make their space look fantastic for their 20th Anniversary party. The club transformed a very cold and boring space into a chic and warm jazz venue. Students: Nick Safe, Melissa Co and Jakob Branierd