News: UNLV SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL ASID/IIDA STUDENT CHAPTER FUNDRAISING EVENT TO BE HOSTED AT LAS VEGAS DESIGN CENTER

Proceeds to generate scholarship funds for Las Vegas high school seniors pursuing degrees in architecture and design at UNLV

03.29.13

LAS VEGAS  -  The ASID/IIDA Student Chapter at UNLV and the UNLV School of Architecture will host its second annual ARTchitecture event at Las Vegas Design Center on Thursday, April 18th. The fashion, art and design exhibition will feature 12 mannequins dressed in fashions designed and created by students using interior design materials. A silent auction will also take place and benefit upcoming local high school graduates seeking to study Interior Design at UNLV.

"Last year's event was a great success due to the inspiring creativity of the students reinterpreting design materials into wearable works of art," says Jesse Meikle, UNLV ASID/IIDA Student Chapter President. "We expect a bigger turn out of several hundred guests in attendance for this year's event."

Each fashion design is inspired by a piece of Las Vegas architecture, with much of the inspiration coming from Strip properties. Many showrooms at Las Vegas Design Center proudly collaborated with the students by donating various furniture and accessory items for the silent auctions, as well as fabrics and materials used to create their designs. Cain Brodie, LVDC Brand Manager says, "We are proud to support future interior designers and help foster their growth. Students are an integral part of the interior design community, and this event allows them to showcase their creativity and encourages future interior designers."

The event will be held in the lobby of Building A at Las Vegas Design Center on April 18th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. It is open to the public, and cash donations to the scholarship program will be accepted. For more information and to RSVP, please visit lvdesigncenter.com.

 

About Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas

Sitting at the epicenter of the world's fastest growing home furnishings complex, Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas is a year-round resource for design-seeking consumers and designers showcasing top names in fine furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and trim. Open to the public Monday through Saturday, LVDC offers over 40 showrooms carrying hundreds of leading manufacturers' lines. An important source of education for the industry, Las Vegas Design Center also attracts many of the industry's most prominent thought leaders to its comprehensive slate of seminars, networking receptions and other sought-after events. Las Vegas Design Center is also home to the award-winning restaurant Mundo, A Culinary Haute Spot. For more information, visit LVDesignCenter.com.

Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas.  IMC's mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries.  For more information on IMC, visit IMCenters.com.

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