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October 19, 2019NEWH/Los Angeles held its Senior PROM celebrating 35 years as the Founding Chapter. We had some great times on the dance floor and surprises around every corner… all leading up to a dramatic coronation ceremony where we crowned our Senior Prom KING and QUEEN! Thank you again to all our superlative sponsors and the senior prom committee that made this PROM the best night ever!  click here for full slideshow






March 14, 2019 – Hospitality Fashion Challenge Runway Event at BDWest – This BDwest signature event is the culmination of an utterly unique, annual design competition benefiting NEWH. In this year’s finale, leading design-firm teams unveiled couture fashions crafted from scraps of tile, carpet and other reusable design elements donated by BDwest exhibitors. Attendees mixed, mingled and cheered for their favorite “garments” to victory as they were modeled, runway style, then judged and auctioned on the former trading floor of L.A.’s Pacific Coast Stock Exchange—now a Historic Cultural Landmark Building, a spectacular nightclub, which was the perfect venue for this celebration of creativity and ingenuity. click here to view slideshow


October 20, 2018 – NEWH/Los Angeles held its annual gala – this year entitled ‘Lost At Sea.’ The laughter, stories, and drinks we shared were oh so memorable. From each participating industry sponsor, to our amazing scholarship students…to Alison Gasser our wonderful cruise director, this year’s Gala rocked the boat! 🙂 Thank you again to all our dear sponsors and donors that made this gala a great success!



October 14, 2017 – NEWH/Los Angeles celebrated Hospitality Design Excellence with an evening of dinner, awards, live auction, raffles, and dancing! (click here to view entire slideshow)




September 21, 2017 – NEWH/Los Angeles hosted a Hospitality Design Panel featuring panelists from their TopID winners: Gensler – KNA Design – Rodrigo Vargas Design. Melissa Knock from DLR Group moderated the panel.




June 21, 2017 – NEWH/Los Angeles host its annual membership drive at Bowlero Mar Vista Lanes!





February 1, 2017 – NEWH/Los Angeles hosted an evening of networking, headshots and fun at the Phillip Jeffries – Holly Hunt showroom!





December 19, 2016 – NEWH/Los Angeles held a relaxing but festive end-of-year sundowner held at the Angle City Brewery.





March 2016 – NEWH Orange Counties Regional Group and NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter held a Hospitality Fashion Challenge @BD West. Friends of NEWH and members enjoyed an exciting evening of fashion and fun in support of NEWH Scholarship and programs for Orange County and Los Angeles. click here to see pictures!


January 2016 – The chapter toured INLIGHT Studio in Gardena where designers were treated to demonstrations of glass blowing, metal works, and lampshade making.  Included in the evening’s festivities was a raffle in which one lucky entrant won a beautiful glass bowl, hand-blown at the event by one of INLIGHT’s artists.  The night concluded with a networking opportunity accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and beverages. click image to right to see pictures!



December 2015 – The chapter hosted its annual scholarship fundraiser, and awards Gala in December at the Congo room at LA Live. Click here for pictures!

Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients:

  • Manny Zermeno – Cal poly Pomona – Architecture: Winning the Higgins Award plus NEWH $480
  • Kristina Roach – FIDIM – Interior Design: Winning Bob Young Award plus $1985 NEWH
  • Eduardo Gandara – Cal Poly Pomona – Architecture: NEWH $3,500
  • Vivian Nguyen – Cal Poly Pomona – Hospitality Management: NEWH $3,000
  • Maria Schishkina – Art Center College of Design – Environmental Design: NEWH $3,000
  • Rochelle Bautista – Cal Poly Pomona – Hospitality Management: NEWH $3,000
  • Ryan English – Otis – Architecture: NEWH $3,000
  • Claudia Lia – Cal State Long Beach – Interior Design: NEWH $3,000
  • Yu-Chia Tung – Cal Poly Pomona – Hospitality Management: NEWH $2,000
  • Caitlin Van Wagener – Cal Poly Pomona – Hospitality Management: NEWH $2,000
  • Kate Taylor – Cal Poly Pomona – Hospitality Management: NEWH $2,000
  • Karen Tran – Art Center Pasadena – Interior Design: NEWH $2,000
  • Tia Breiniger – Cal Poly Pomona – Hospitality Management: NEWH $2,000
  • Shweta Joshie – Woodbury University – Architecture: NEWH $2,000
  • Vu Nguyen – Cal State Long Beach – Interior Design: NEWH $1,000
  • Kwon Lee – Cal State Long Beach – Interior Design – NEWH $1,000
  • Maria Razo – Ayon: Cal Poly Pomona – Hospitality Management: NEWH $1,000
  • Kathryn Dargo – Cal State Long Beach – Interior Design: NEWH $500
  • Angela Lee – UCLA Extension – Interior Architecture: NEWH $500
  • Jimgze Cooper Dai – Art Center Pasadena – Environmental Design: NEWH $500