Monthly Archives: October 2015

NEWH Scholarship


nhow Hotel by Karim Rashid

The nhow hotel Berlin was designed by American designer Karim Rashid as a celebration of the German city’s modern zeitgeist, by creating a “technorganic” land of data-driven art and spaces that connect the digital age of information and technology with the physical and spiritual needs of the hotel guests. ‘My vision engages technology, visuals, textures, color, as well as […]

IAD Volunteers Needed!

Retail Design Institute Norther California is looking for volunteers to help at an event at Bespoken space inside the Westfield Mall. Tuesday, October 27 6-8PM Bespoke @ Westfield San Francisco Centre 845 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103 If interested please contact Gabriela Meneghetti  

Community and Connectivity

Interior design students’ installation at DIFFA Designs event benefits HIV/AIDS research at SF General Hospital’s Ward 86 By Celeste Sunderland Just after entering The NWBLK’s cavernous gallery space where a rollicking cocktail party and silent auction was in full swing, Academy of Art University School of Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) instructor Agustin Sanders stopped […]

Monday Morning Photo(S) Portugal Edition

For our Monday Morning Photo(S) we found a beautiful project in Portugal, interior designer Paolo Lobo in collaboration with FCC Arquitectura, decided to add a very sculptural wood extension to an abandoned building. The final design -The Cella Bar, a beautiful play of organic forms and scale inspired by its surroundings, the natural materials lead […]

IAD Town Hall Meeting TODAY!

Please join us for IAD’s Fall semester Online Town Hall Meeting.  This is an open forum where you can have any of your questions answered regarding classes, transportation, housing, online modules, downloads, attendance, etc. Thursday, October 22 @ 5:00 p.m. PST To participate, register here: f you have any issues accessing the online meeting room, please contact the Online […]

Tamara Bartley Internship Opportunity

Tamara Bartley Internship Opportunity available for any IAD students looking to get some real design experience, this is your chance!  

Interiors, Art & Fashion

‘When everybody knows the product, it is necessary to catch the eye with something else,’ says French artist Arnold Goron, ‘and art is a good way to do that.’  His collaboration with Isabel Marant, a nine year partnership that produced over twenty windows displays worldwide, is proof that interiors, art and fashion go hand in […]

Getaround San Francisco Headquarters

If you are not familiar with Getaround, you will seeing more and more their green logo around the city. This semi new San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car sharing app allows its users to rent cars from people nearby, they recently moved into a new industrial office, located in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco and the space was designed […]

IAD Mitra Gholami and Nik Seif

When Mitra Gholami and Nik Seif met in a light and color perception class in 2011, little did they know that one day they would be working together as partners in their own interior design firm. In fact, during their time as students at Academy of Art University, the designers mostly went their separate ways. […]