Our 2018-2019 Student Ambassadors, from L to R: Kelly McWhorter, Clara Zepeda, Ana Morales, Angie Maldonado, Renee Candelario. Not pictured: Kathleen Quiroz and Francesca DiVentra
Student Ambassadors are current Design Institute of San Diego students who are self-motivated leaders, eager to represent DISD to the general public and represent the voice of the DISD student body. They are an elite group of individuals who are enthusiastic about DISD and are willing to engage in and promote our on and off campus activities. We’re excited to announce that we have a fresh, new group of Student Ambassadors on board who are ready to share their passion for DISD and interior design with the world. Meet the new talented squad below:
CEO/Director Margot Doucette speaks during the awards ceremony.
SAN DIEGO, CA, September 28, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Design Institute of San Diego (DISD), celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The milestone event brought together alumni, past and present faculty, board members and industry peers for an evening of connecting and reminiscing. The event also included the first-ever DISD awards ceremony. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and live music by guitarist Miles Moynier. The 40th anniversary celebration was made possible by premier sponsors Visual Asylum, NAI San Diego, Ponce's Mexican Restaurant, Jackson Design and Remodeling and Lee and London PR. A check for $5,000 was presented to the event beneficiary, San Diego Habitat for Humanity.
DISD Student Britnie Cowling also wins two awards: 2nd place for her commercial project and 1st place for her sustainable design project
SAN DIEGO, CA, September 12, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Design Institute of San Diego (DISD), announced today that its students, faculty and alumni earned an impressive 21 awards at the 2018 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) San Diego Chapter Design Excellence Awards. The event celebrates the best San Diego interior designers, industry partners, and students in more than 20 categories as judged by their design-industry peers. DISD students, alumni, and faculty were honored for their work in over 20 categories.
DISD sustainability instructor Kelly Aljibury Kreuzinger was interviewed in an article on indoor air quality that ran on the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune Home and Garden section in June. Click the image below to read the entire article.DISD instructor Kelly Kreuzinger was featured in a San Diego Union Tribune story on indoor air quality
Design Institute of San Diego's annual Instagram summer contest #DISDStepsOut is back! Summertime is the best time of the year for travel and sightseeing. As designers or just lovers of great design, we want to see the wonderful architectural landmarks, fabulous interiors and interesting art pieces you encounter during your summer adventures. Here’s what you’ll need to know:
SAN DIEGO, CA, April 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Design Institute of San Diego has been named one of the top interior design schools in the country by Schools.com. DISD offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree and is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and recently received a six-year accreditation by the Western Association Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
SAN DIEGO, CA, March 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Design Institute of San Diego (DISD) today announced it has received a six-year accreditation by the Western Association Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) joining the ranks of other WSCUC accredited colleges and universities, such as San Diego State University, USC, UCLA and University of California San Diego. The WSCUC accreditation program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and certifies institutional eligibility for federal funding, including student access to federal financial aid. DISD offers a single focused Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
DISD Graduate and NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle Inductee, Victoria Gough
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Design Institute of San Diego graduate Victoria Gough as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
DISD Student Volunteers from L-R: Thanh, Hope and Kathleen. Photo courtesy of A Bridge for Kids
Have you ever aspired to fulfill a dream that seemed completely unattainable without the help of some sort of miracle? In these instances, it’s the generosity of non-profit organizations such as A Bridge for Kids that really make the impossible suddenly possible. As an organization, they focus on helping students who excel academically but come from low income households, making it a challenge to pursue a college education. Through their fundraising and sponsorship efforts, A Bridge for Kids is able to help set high-achieving, underprivileged teens on the path to success.
Priya working on the Hampton Inn & Suites in Redmond, WA
Coming from a family in the construction industry, Design Institute of San Diego graduate Priya Chopra naturally took an interest to the built environment. “What fascinated me the most was interiors,” she says. “I believe being at DISD made me love the interior design business more.” When Priya, originally from India, decided she wanted to study interior design in the United States, she did her research on the “Top 10” Interior Design schools in the country. DISD was one of them.