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Edward Varias

Edward Varias

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I’m an interior designer and an instructor based in Los Angeles, California.  I've designed numerous corporate interiors including offices, medical clinics, retail stores, airports, hospitality spaces and also residential projects.  My work has been featured in several design publications including lifestyle magazines, blogs, and television, including sets for the Jewish Life Television (JLTV), and the Discovery Channel. I have a passion for travel, art, design and teaching.  I'm currently an instructor at UCLA Extension's Interior Architecture Program.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

EV Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

Worked closely with clients, general contractor and consultants; Designed and managed commercial & residential interiors projects from programming to contract administration; Prepared presentation drawings, and specified materials, finishes, furniture, furnishings and equipment (FF&E); Generated construction documents;. Clients include Beverly Medical Group, Family Health Alliance Medical Group, Elluma Discovery.

Jan 2019 - current
 

UCLA Extension ARCH/ID, Los Angeles, CA, US, Adjunct Instructor

Instructed courses include Foundation of Interior Design, Environmental Design, ColorTheory & Application. Facilitated course objectives through lectures, exercises and projects. Prepared and scheduled presentations, guest lecturers and field trips.

Jun 2017 - current
 

The Art Institute of California - Hollywood, Hollywood, CA, US, Adjunct

Assisted on college WASC and CIDA Accreditation process. Instructed courses include Introduction to Interior Design, Space Planning, Drafting, Perspective, Human Factors, Residential Studio and Commercial Design Studio. Prepared, showcased and hosted student design work during educational fairs, graduation shows and guest speaker events.

Jun 2006 - current
 

Education 

UCLA Extension Arc-ID Program, Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

Masters degree in Interior Architecture. Graduate December 2019.

Sep 2017 - current
 

Argosy University, Orange, CA, US, Education

Master of Arts Degree in Education. Thesis is in Interior Design Education. Graduated 2010.

Sep 2007 - Apr 2010
 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach, CA, US, Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design / Architecture. Graduated 1998.

Sep 1992 - Aug 1998
 

Awards 

IDEC Student Competition, Scholarship

Received a $1500 scholarship grant for Interior Design Graduate Competition.

2010
 

Calibre Award, Honorable Mention

Scholarship - Interior Design Poster Competition

1998
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills