Tom Collom

  Tom Collom is a successful designer, architect, entrepreneur and developer here in San Francisco. You may be familiar with some of his work, Market on Market is the latest. He also has Small…

CitySCENE at Black Cat

Recently a few of our students had the opportunity to help at an event sponsored by CitySCENE for Hospitality Design magazine. The gathering brought together designers from all over the Bay Area and…

DIFFA 2016

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SCHOLARSHIP FROM HOUZZ

Yea I thought that would get your attention. The wonderful people at Houzz, the online design community, are making available a significant scholarship opportunity for Interior Design and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dropbox HQ San Francisco

Dropbox’s new San Francisco headquarters has been designed by two of our favorite design firms AvroKo and Rapt Studios. The overall design was done keeping its employees in mind, aiming to make…