Monthly Archives: October 2016


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, […]

Holiday Card Contest

What a chance to showcase your artistic skills? Good at watercolors? Pastels? Pen and ink? Maybe Adobe Illustrator? Well here’s your opportunity!! The IAD Department is presenting all current IAD students with a chance to design our Winter Holiday card this year. All you have to do is create an image that will be professionally […]

Gary Hutton

A successful designer can come from anywhere, a big city, a small town, even an apple orchard in Northern California. Such is the case with this month’s featured designer, Gary Hutton. As an art student at UC Davis in the 70’s, his exposure to significant artists informed and shaped his view on design that he […]

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 […]

IIDA Student Competition HERE!!

The International Interior Design Association has announced the 2016 Student Design Competition. It has been slated as a mixed use or better described as a co-working space. There are some really unique features and interesting challenges presented this year. The follow was taken from the IIDA-SDC Brief: 2016 DESIGN PROBLEM Social selling or social retail […]