Students Raise Awareness of Interior Design Profession
APID launches first Student Chapter at American University in Dubai
The Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) is proud to announce that the first APID Student Chapter has been launched with the support of the American University in Dubai.
Students of Interior Design at the American University in Dubai (AUD) have recently re-launched their on-campus club aimed at raising awareness about the profession. The club intends to activate the student body pursuing their bachelor degrees in interiors and connect them with other clubs from related disciplines such as architecture and visual communications. The Interior Design Association Club will be hosting design talks, organizing tours, planning workshops, instigating many social events and, in general, having a lot of fun while promoting the importance of interior design.
The club has been designated as the first APID Student Chapter. This means the students will automatically become members of APID, the only professional body representing the interiors industry across the Gulf. They will benefit by gaining exposure to professionals from their chosen field of study. “APID can help bridge the current divide between academic life and your future career,” commented the Association’s Executive Director, Linda Merieau at the launch of the new club last week. APID is keen to replicate this inaugural student chapter at other regional universities to inspire students about the career opportunities that await them after graduation.
The AUD club was originally conceived by the current Dean, Dr Nabyl Chenaf, who was also instrumental in the founding of APID. Now, two talented and energetic students have been the stimulus to relaunching the club: Ms Zainab Alsawalhi as President and Ms Lina El-Rakhawy as Vice President. APID is delighted with their efforts and encourages students of interior design across the region to come forward and instigate more on-campus interior design clubs under the auspices of APID.