Category Archives: Student Work

A Green Vision for Interior Architecture

By Kyle Roe An eco-conscious property developer turned Academy of Art University instructor, the School of Interior Architecture & Design’s (IAD) Michael Sammet brings a lot of skill and experience to the table that’s both aesthetically pleasing and relevant to today’s pressing issues. Sammet passes on his environmentally friendly expertise through IAD 380: Sustainable Design, […]

Reimagining Audi in 2040

Audi representatives attend IND students’ final presentations as part of the collaborative Corporate Sponsored Class  By Nina Tabios Kevin Chen is no stranger to imagining what cars could look like in the future. “A lot of it is taking inspiration from science fiction films,” commented the soon-to-be graduate from the Academy of Art University’s School […]

DIFFA 2016

IAD Wins 1st place at the IIDA Student Design Charette

Congratulations to IAD BFA Student Nicole (Chia Chi) Chang for making it to the finals during the IIDA Student Design Charette in Chicago/NeoCon and WINNING 1st place! This is the second year in a row that IAD makes it all the way down to the finals and wins. Congratulations Nicole.


Inherent Balance between Warmer Rose Tone and the Cooler Tranquil Blue   The Pantone Color Institute connects a sense of wellness and peace.   For the first time, the Pantone Color institute announces the blending of two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity, as 2016 COLOR of the year. The idea is inspired by the gender […]

Monday Morning Photo(s) Back to School Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photos Back to School Edition we have the winners of the Design Milk competition. Last Fall the IAD retail design class taught by instructor Serena Zanello had the opportunity to participate in a design competition on how students would envision the office space of the future. The client being Design Milk- […]

Happy Holidays!

Warm Wishes for the Holiday Season from Everyone in the IAD Department!

AAU Newspaper Submissions!

IIDA Honor Awards Submission

The IIDA Honor Awards are due January 15th, 2016. Please read through the deliverables carefully and send  

Monday Morning Photo(S) Student Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(s) we would like to congratulate IAD BFA student Kristin Choi for receiving the NEWH San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Hospitality Scholarship Award, NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities, they’ve honored Kristin with a $5000 scholarship to help defray […]