Valuable networking experience, opportunities to expand your design industry knowledge with fellow board members, engaging in community service, and contributing to the continuing legacy of the ASID UCLA Extension Student Board are just a few of the many opportunities available to you. 

Shape the future of 2019/2020 ASID UCLA Extension Student Board, September 2019 - September 2020

Available positions include:  President, Vice President, Membership, Communications, Events, Fundraising, Community Relations, Committee Member, Community Outreach, Finance, Secretary, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, and Web Content Chair.

Interested?  Please contact:  for more information.
Thursday, July 25th, 6:00 PM at The Haptor Barrett Showroom
1933 South Broadway #1046
Los Angeles, CA 90007
On Thursday, July 25th the Pasadena ASID Chapter is having a mixer at the Haptor Barrett Showroom. Part of this mixer is an open forum to review Student Portfolios. Contact Susan Sawasy at 626-799-7755 to sign up for this opportunity to get in front of the Professional Designers and Industry Partners for internships and entry level job opportunities.
We are only looking for 15 students to present portfolios.
All presentations are digital so come prepared. 
Installation of Officers of the 2020 ASID California Los Angeles Chapter

High Tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills
Sunday, September 15, 2019  from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating the commencement of the ASID CA Los Angeles Chapter 2020 Board Members, where our very own Faculty Advisor, Shepard E. Vineburg, ASID, will be installed as President of the Board (2019-2020).

Tickets: $85.00
*A limited quantity of discounted Student tickets will be made available on a first come, first served basis.

Stay tuned for more details!

Dive in to Design at the American Riviera Design Conference
By Kristiina Hackel

The best way to learn about interior design? Go hang out with interior designers.
The American Riviera Design conference, held by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), took place earlier this month in historic, picturesque Santa Barbara. Eighty attendees came from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and even farther to enjoy each other’s company, discuss interior design and learn about new developments in the trade.

This year’s carefully curated events included tours of local landmarks such as the historical Santa Barbara Courthouse, the Santa Barbara Art Museum, the renovated Granada Theatre and the lush gardens of Lotusland. Cabana Home revealed its Montecito home project, a stunning contemporary near Oprah Winfrey’s estate. Cabana Home and other sponsors such as House of Rohl and The Shade Store fed and fêted the visiting designers. Memorable moments included “A Night in Morocco” dinner at the Ferguson Showroom – complete with a belly dancer.

There was also star-power. Our own Rocky LaFleur moderated a lively panel with Barclay Butera, Michael Berman and Kerry Joyce, who shared career highlights and insights on how the field is changing. Discussions and workshops focused on the business of design were led by Gail Doby and Elizabeth Ribons to help new and established designers think about how to grow their businesses. “Networking is key,” said Ribbons, who shared career advice with designers and students in an intimate setting at Raoul Textiles.

Several designers attending the third annual American Riviera Design conference said it was the best one yet. “I really appreciated the panel discussion and all the tours,” said Lisa Krempasky, a local designer from Santa Barbara. “I work alone, so it is great to talk to other designers. It is a great platform to connect.”

Kelly Azzarello, President of the L.A. Chapter of ASID, created the American Riviera Design conference three years ago for exactly this reason. The chapter stretches from San Luis Obispo to South Bay and Palm Springs. “Because we are so large a chapter, we were losing our connection to each other,” Azzarello said. As a student at University of California Santa Barbara, Azzarello had gotten to know the city and thought it would be an ideal place to bring designers together. “Santa Barbara really is the American Riviera. There is a lot of influence from people all over Europe, and culturally, it is just a great city,” said Azzarello. 

Several attendees shared their favorite part of the conference.  Cheryl Vines a designer from Nipomo in San Luis Obispo who attended the conference for the second time, loved the tour of the Miramar Beach Hotel, which she described as “spectacular.” “It makes me just want to just go stay there — if I could afford it. I have got to design lots of kitchens,” Vines said, laughing.  Marisha Jackson , an interior designer from Australia, heard about the conference in an ASID email and had planned to be in California for research and sourcing the same week. “The planets aligned,” she said. She loved Cabana Home’s Montecito house, which she described as “minimalist but very refined in detail,” praising its style, drama, and warmth. Overall, it was “a conference filled with architectural delights,” Jackson said. But the true highlight for most attendees was spending time with each other. “Just being around other designers and talking 'design speak' with everyone had me jazzed. I met so many interesting, charming and wonderful people,” said Kristien Stevenson, a member from Porter Ranch.

Students also benefitted from attending the event. ASID members and sponsors were warm and welcoming, and the weekend was full of opportunities to learn and network. “I think it is important for students to expose themselves to as much as they can,” said Gerardo Ayala, an ASID UCLA Extension board member. “Santa Barbara provides a very unique experience because there is no other city like it on the west coast.”

Save the date - the next American Riviera Design Conference is expected to be held in June 2020.
On Sunday, June 2, 2019 we held our annual fundraising event, Mix-It-Up: Golden State of Mind at the Freehand Hotel in Downtown LA. It was a successful summer evening filled with drinks, delicious hors d'oeuvres, amazing attendees, and fabulous prizes to benefit our annual community service project, A Sense of Home.

Be sure to join us at next year's Mix It Up!

We know drafting boards can get expensive. With proof of enrollment, we are pleased to offer students drafting boards for rent. Limited boards available so act fast!

Please contact Elena Costantini   at for availability and details.
ISO Architecture + Design is Hiring Interior Designers!
ISO is an in-house architecture and design firm within Jamison Properties. Located in Koreatown, Los Angeles, we work with our clients from the conceptual phase to procurement in detail, to ensure the best quality of design service to satisfy our clients.

Our projects include:
  • Commercial buildings
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Multi-Family
  • High-end Single Family Homes
Our services include:
  • Photorealistic Renderings
  • Furniture Selection
  • Signage Design
  • Branding
  • Design Development
  • Budgets and Schedules
  • Construction Administration
  • Interior Finish Selection
  • Space Planning
  • Exterior Finish
Please send your resume to  Jinny Park  at  to apply!
Find us on Instagram and Facebook to stay current on all things design! We follow important design weeks, give important scholarship and job information, and show you cool stuff along the way.
Contact Us:
President: Shannon Faber
Vice President: Lacy Easton
Membership: Sarah Beth Markus
Communications: Alyson Bender
Events: Alina Gluschenko, Haley Totten
Fundraising:  Kat Kazemi
Community Relations: Alyson Bender
Committee Member: Sarah Lutchmansingh
Community Outreach: Elena Costantini, Gerardo Ayala
Finance: Bennett McCord
Secretary: Jocelyn Lee
Graphic Design: Andrea Ables
Marketing: Kate Jung
Public Relations: Yoonna Chi McGill
Social Media: Kate Jung
Web Content Chair: Julia Meylor
Faculty Advisor: Shepard E. Vineburg, ASID